Merry Christmas

Dear Friends, In the magic time of Christmas let us not forget about those of us who experience suffering and struggle, those who are lonely, those searching for a helping hand, acceptance and love. Czytaj dalej

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More than a roof at The House of Lords in the UK

Rev Lord Roberts of Llandudo hosted a presentation of the work of Barka UK, a charity which has reconnected thousands of homeless East European migrants to their families or to support centres in Eastern Europe, in the House of Lords on 2nd December.  Amongst the guests were ambassadors and consulate staff from several Eastern European embassies and Consulates, as well as staff from London local councils and the Home Office. Czytaj dalej

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Barka Foundation for Mutual Help wins European Civic Award

Barka Foundation has been awarded for supporting those most affected in the process of political transformation in Poland, and for popularizing the Social Economy in the world. One of the most important awards for outstanding citizens and organisations in the EU – the European Civic Award – will be presented to the Barka Foundation for Mutual Help. Justification and the nomination for this award was presented by MEP Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz. Czytaj dalej

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BARKA’s encounters with Japanese architects to create projects of support to communities hit by tsunami

BARKA’s encounters with Japanese architects to create projects of support to communities hit by tsunami

On the 16th of July representatives of Barka UK met with Ms Shizuka Hariu, director of Shizuka Hariu & Shin Hagiwara Architecture Scenography. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss possibilities of cooperation in the north-eastern coast of Japan, which in March 2011 was affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Czytaj dalej

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Magdalena Chwarścianek ( Barka NL) invited to the events during the Dutch Royal Couple’s state visit to Poland

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands paid a state visit to Poland 24-25 June. Representative of Barka- Magdalena Chwarścianek ( Barka NL) was invited by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Poland to attend the official receptions and concerts accompanying the visit. Barka NL for almost three years has been running migrant support programs for homeless and vulnerable Middle and Eastern Europeans in The Netherlands. Czytaj dalej

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BNP Paribas Wealth Management Special Prize for Tomasz and Barbara Sadowski

Tomasz and Barbara Sadowscy, the founders of Barka Foundation for Mutual Help in Poland, were awarded the 7th BNP PARIBAS WEALTH MANAGEMENT PRIZE FOR INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY HONOURS. ‘The Jury’s Special Prize was awarded for their social integration work and promotion of Barka social franchise model in Poland and abroad. The Barka Foundation for Mutual Help empowers and reintegrates socially marginalised groups through education, training, entrepreneurship and housing programmes. Czytaj dalej

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