From the 17th to the 28th of July the forth study visit was held in the framework of the 10th edition of “Free Word Technique” Program, financed by the National Endowment for Democracy and the British Embassies in Warsaw (Poland) and Yerevan (Armenia) and implemented by the Polish–Czech–Slovak Solidarity Foundation.
The participants of the course represented the following NGOs: “European Integration” and Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development from Yerevan (Armenia), Armenian Constitutional Right-Protective Centre (ACRPC) from Vanadzor, “Interaction” from Tiraspol (Moldova), “Committee of voters of Ukraine” from Donetsk and “Mothers against drugs” social movement from Izhevsk (Russia).
During their stay in Warsaw, the participants of “Free Word Technique” Program did not only have a 40-hour computer training but they also had meetings with the representatives of NGOs and media, such as: Ms. Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy from Polish Television TVP1, Ms. Iza Kraj – journalist from “Rzeczpospolita” daily newspaper, Mr. Jakub Boratyński - Director of International Cooperation Program in Stefan Batory Foundation, Mr. Paweł Kazanecki, president of East European Democratic Centre, Mr. Jerzy Fijałkiewicz from Polish Society for Prevention of Drug Abuse and with the representatives of The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Furthermore, they were given a lecture “Current political situation” by Ms. Julia Pitera MP and had a meeting with Ms. Agnieszka Janiak, Project Officer from British Embassy.
During the weekends the volunteers who cooperate with our Foundation took care of them. They had a chance to sightsee Warsaw and Cracow.
At the end of their stay the trainees had a meeting with the Program Council that decided to donate the computer equipment to two organizations they represented.