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Published 23.06.2020 13:50
In Poland, a group of programmers from the Geeks4Teachers project is self-organising to help teachers solve issues related to remote learning.
The initiative was started during an online hackathon. More than 160 volunteers have joined the project. They are now contacting schools and teachers to offer their technical support and services for free.
Published 19.06.2020 05:15
In Poland, an educational project called Projektor helps students motivate one another and provide tips for studying at home more effectively.
It is a student volunteering project that started the #MontujemyWiedze campaign, translated as “We are building up knowledge.” Students recorded 28 short films that show how to realise and implement interesting ideas at home. Films target schoolchildren older than 6 years and last up to 10 minutes.
Published 18.06.2020 17:44
Polish Red Cross started an information campaign to urge people to disinfect their smartphones during the pandemic.
The campaign is called #PolskaCzystaKomórka, which translates to #PolandCleanSmartphone. The Red Cross members explain that they will record videos and engage influencers in order to reach thousands of young people and show how important it is to disinfect smartphone screens. The popular social networking service TikTok joined the action, the…
Published 18.06.2020 12:16
In Poland, a biotechnological company Scope Fluidics developed a fast test that detects Covid-19.
It has completed the “proof-of-concept” stage of development of the diagnostic panel that enables detection of the coronavirus. Now, the company is going to optimise, analyse and validate the test, and complete the work on the panel. Scope Fluidics was established in 2010 in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of…
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Published 09.06.2020 12:56
Poland delivered a convoy of more than 40 trucks with protective gear to Belarus.
According to the state press agency of Belarus, 45 trucks arrived to Belarus. A transport with 300 tonnes of equipment on board includes, among others, protective masks, helmets, disinfectant liquids, medicines and dozens of ventilators. The value of the transferred funds exceeds €11 mln. In April, Poland already donated an…
Published 04.06.2020 11:59
Polish gay couple gives away free rainbow face masks to fight both Covid-19 and prejudice against LGBTQ.
Married couple Dawid Mycek and Jakub Kwiecinski distributed hundreds of rainbow masks in Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot, Poland, to help others protect themselves from Covid-19. But they also say that they want to spread the message of tolerance and raise awareness about the situation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender…
Published 02.06.2020 11:52
A group of Polish computer programmers want to help teachers work remotely
Over 160 volunteers joined forces to help Polish teachers solve problems in remote learning. These are issues related to the English language or the automation of teaching processes. The Geeks4Teachers project was created during one of the hackathons for computer programmers, and it is an entirely grass-roots initiative.
Published 24.05.2020 19:04
In Poland, a database of initiatives that help through the pandemic is being launched.
It is called Open Initiatives. It is part of a broad social movement, operating pro bono, with technological and substantive support from Netguru, which gathers in one place all initiatives related to the fight against Covid-19 in Poland. The movement combines people with extensive experience from various industries and sectors,…
Published 24.05.2020 17:49
In Poland, a hotline offers free psychological assistance to people who feel anxiety and uncertainty during the pandemic.
It is a grassroots initiative of psychologists and therapists who self-organised online to help people who are currently experiencing mental issues. It is possible to receive help both via phone and Internet. In addition, there is another line that works at night for medical workers who need help. Their website…
Published 20.05.2020 14:30
In Poland, malls reopened with a limit of only 1 person per 15 m2 at shop.
The guidelines also state that the food court should be separated with a visible and physical barrier. The country began relaxing the lockdown restrictions in April and early May, as it allowed hotels, kindergarten and malls to open. Restaurants and hairdressers reopened on May 18.

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