Hello, and welcome to the Futprints Foundation – helping those in need to help others.
Below you can see the main activities of the foundation however we often organise many one off events such as: an international food sharing meals, bikerides, fundraisers, walking tours, picnics etc. So if you don’t want to miss out on any of our great events please follow us on Facebook.
Currently, the foundation activities are:
- Creative cafe – Mondays 10-12pm
Creative cafe is a coffee morning for the women living in a shelter for homeless women and children. The aim of this project is to get to know the women, build up relationships and to look at how we can help them and how they can get involved with our activities and help others. With the help of volunteers we organise various activities including arts and crafts, boardgames and exercising. As part of this project we plan with the help of the participates to organise afternoon activities for children attending the local youth center for children from difficult backgrounds.
Our community centre at ul. Kordeckiego 5, .
Here we organise many projects for homeless people, seniors and foreigners.
• Polish cafe for foreigners – Mondays 7-9pm.
This is an informal meeting for foreigners to help them improve their Polish through conversation and games. The structure of the meeting is: half an hour is a time for chatting and explaining what we will be learning – the participants can speak in whatever language is comfortable for them (usually Polish or English), then we have an hour of games and conversation where all participants are only allowed to speak Polish and following this we end with a time for questions and discussion. We currently have two learning tables one for beginners and one for intermediate to advanced learners. The aim of the meeting is help foreigners living in and around Katowice to improve their Polish and integrate further into Polish society. It also gives the Polish participants a chance to get to know people from various countries and culture through the common language of Polish.
If you are living or around Katowice and would like to join us to improve you’re Polish you are more than welcome to join us every Monday from 7-9pm. N.B. If you want to join our learn Polish facebook group please get in contact.
- Handicraft workshop Tuesdays from 1-3pm.
This is an open workshop for anyone who likes arts and crafts. Here try to find ways to make things out of every day waste such as bags from newspapers, lanterns from jars and decorating old plates.
English /Polish meeting Tuesdays from 4-5pm
This is a one hour lesson aimed at all who are beginners in either English or in Polish. It is a great chance for people of different backgrounds and cultures to learn together and to use their language skills to help others learn. The lesson is conducted in both English and Polish.
Pray meeting Wednesday 6-7pm
Open for all who would like to join us and is aimed for those who would like pray support and feel they do not belong to any church.
Sandwiches for those in need. Wednesday 7-9pm
On Wednesdays we make sandwiches, tea and coffee and hand them out on Andrzej Square (plac Andrzeja) to those who in need. We also play some board games like chess. This is a great opportunity to get to know the homeless people of Katowice and those who are in need. This is a summer project which ends in October. In winter we plan to start a new project including handing out coats/hats and cloves.
•Open community centre – Thursdays from 1 to 5 pm
Our centre is open for those in need (homeless and jobless). People in need can visit us and can spend time in a nice, friendly atmosphere, including playing together various games or developing their interests and talents – by painting or reading books. Our centre is a place where people in need can come and feel safe. We try to find time for everyone who comes to us and help them in anyway we can. We encourage all those who visit s to get involved in the foundation’s activities and help others (preparing meals, cleaning, making posters, Christmas cards, bags with the logo of the foundation, exchanging information and support). In addition to the above we provide information on: – the activities of other foundations that help homeless people – courses and vocational training – employment opportunities – health care.
Thanks to your generous donations we can offer those in need; clothes, blankets and sleeping bags.
• 5 O’ clock afternoon tea (English conversation and volunteering meeting) – Starting again at the end of September .
This is an English speaking meeting where the participants can discuss how the foundation can help it’s target audiences (focusing on the homeless, elderly, jobless and foreigners), how we can promote the foundation ( thorough various multimedia and events) and how we can raise funds to help achieve the foundations goals. The meeting is open for foreigners as well as Polish people. The aim of these meetings is to create the possibility for foreigners to have a real impact on the life of the local community and integration with locals.
If you want to practice your English meet new people and share your ideas please come along.
We are constantly looking for people who want to change the world for the better and passionately want to help others.
Please check out our Make a Difference page for more details.
If you would like to support us financially, please donate
account number : 46 1600 1055 1842 1469 2000 0001 , you can also donate via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/futprintspl/ just click the donate button. Also if you would like to get in get involved as a volunteer please get in contact.