Begging for Change

100,000 children in Senegal are condemned to daily slave labor, humiliation, beating and hunger. Illegal Quranic schools operate there. Teachers, called marabouts, exploit their students, forcing them to beg in the streets. Every day the children have to collect a certain amount of money. Otherwise they are beaten and persecuted. Dominika Kulczyk together with the CNN International team visited the Senegalese city of Saint-Louis and supported the Maison de la Garde organization.

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5 000 000+

Meals for children in Poland

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600 000+

People we have helped

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200+

Aid projects

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100+

Proven partners

60+

Countres we have helped

How does the Domino Effect work?

The aim of the Domino Effect is to trigger actions that lead to a permanent social change.

It serves as the fundament of all Foundation’s projects, and consists of the following stages:

  • Change of reality
  • Change of social awareness

01.

Selecting a social problem

02.

Finding local partners

03.

Establishing and implementing an aid project

04.

Presenting the issue in documentary movies

05.

Educational projects

06.

Encouraging others to act

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See how our projects change social awareness

Our aid projects help us understand the problems the modern world is facing

Documentaries

Our documentary films show the problems of communities around the world and the related activities of non-governmental organizations supported by the Foundation. "Domino Effect" series is created thanks to cooperation with TVN - the largest private television in Poland. This partnership results also in other documentaries - awarded at film festivals around the world. Kulczyk Foundation also cooperates with CNN International in the production of documentary films as a part of the CNN Freedom Project. Modern slavery is their main topic.

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Programs for teachers

Since the beginning of its existence, Kulczyk Foundation has been working to shape the socio-emotional competences of children and adolescents. To this end, we prepare unique lesson plans that, in an attractive and adapted to various stages of education way, explain the complex world of universal values and emotions, encourage reflection and the ability to draw conclusions, thus helping to build knowledge about ourselves and the world, as well as to shape attitudes towards the reality that surrounds us. We also support the development of teaching staff by means of organizing workshops, conferences, and by integrating the teacher community. We believe that regardless of the region of the world, wise education, implemented in a spirit of freedom and empathy, is a basic component of sustainable development for every human being, as well as a chance for a good start in adult life.

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Documentaries

Documentaries

Our documentary films show the problems of communities around the world and the related activities of non-governmental organizations supported by the Foundation. "Domino Effect" series is created thanks to cooperation with TVN - the largest private television in Poland. This partnership results also in other documentaries - awarded at film festivals around the world. Kulczyk Foundation also cooperates with CNN International in the production of documentary films as a part of the CNN Freedom Project. Modern slavery is their main topic.

Learn more
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Programs for teachers

Since the beginning of its existence, Kulczyk Foundation has been working to shape the socio-emotional competences of children and adolescents. To this end, we prepare unique lesson plans that, in an attractive and adapted to various stages of education way, explain the complex world of universal values and emotions, encourage reflection and the ability to draw conclusions, thus helping to build knowledge about ourselves and the world, as well as to shape attitudes towards the reality that surrounds us. We also support the development of teaching staff by means of organizing workshops, conferences, and by integrating the teacher community. We believe that regardless of the region of the world, wise education, implemented in a spirit of freedom and empathy, is a basic component of sustainable development for every human being, as well as a chance for a good start in adult life.

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News

Dominika Kulczyk commits millions for COVID-19 response in Poland

Dominika Kulczyk, a Polish philanthropist, journalist, and entrepreneur, has today announced a PLN 20 million commitment (approx $5m) in support of Polish doctors and health workers working in response to the global public health emergency.

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World-renowned digital artist Uğur Gallenkuş displays collages in mural series for Polish cities highlighting global inequality

Acclaimed Turkish digital artist Uğur Gallenkuş has partnered with the Kulczyk Foundation for seven murals that highlight global inequalities and injustice. The murals will be seen in five Polish cities, promoting the latest season of the Kulczyk Foundation’s documentary series ‘The Domino Effect’.

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Dominika Kulczyk examines child slavery in Senegal for third film in CNN Freedom Project and Kulczyk Foundation documentary series

Forced begging is the most prevalent form of human trafficking in Senegal. Human Rights Watch estimates that every day more than 100,000 talibés – children living in religious schools to learn the Quran – are forced on to the streets under the threat of violence to beg for food or money. 

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Who we are

We support organizations and people to effectively help. We support infrastructure projects and social investments in developing countries. We make sure that those who receive help also receive the support and knowledge necessary to change their own fate further on.

Dominika Kulczyk
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