Events

Playground from Bank Millennium volunteers to the Children’s Home in Zwierzyniec

A several dozen-strong group of volunteers from Bank Millennium did another action in the grant competition of Bank Millennium Foundation. This time the volunteers made a redo of the dilapidated playground next to the Children’s Home. Together with their families as well as residents and staff of the Children’s Home, the volunteers repaired and painted the recreational equipment and set up a new gazebo. The children made their own graffiti on the grey wall surrounding the area, which gave the playground a new optimistic appearance. After the work was done the children and adults played an exciting football game. The day ended with a bonfire, sitting around which the participants shared their impressions from the event.

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Sports field for school in Lublewo Gdańskie

Sports field for school in Lublewo Gdańskie

As part of our Bank Millennium Foundation’s volunteering programme, a group of Bank Millennium employees from Gdańsk prepared a sports field for students from a small school in Lublewo Gdańskie (Pomeranian voivodship).

Children attending the school in Lublewo Gdańskie are very keen on sports. Both during their PE lessons and when staying at the school common room they are eager to spend their time outside playing football and other team sports. The only problem was that until recently there was no pitch.

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Even kindergarten kids who can count only up to ten identify PLN 200 notes faultlessly

Even kindergarten kids who can count only up to ten identify PLN 200 notes faultlessly

Children acquire financial knowledge very quickly if it is presented to them in an easy-to-understand way. This conclusion may be drawn on the basis of experience of Bank Millennium Foundation, which is implementing the Financial ABCs programme addressed to kindergarten children.

Financial ABCs is the flagship educational programme of Bank Millennium Foundation under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Education and the Children’s Ombudsman. The programme aims to explain key financial terms to kids by using play. For the last two years in the course of more than 1000 workshops the Foundation trained close to 28,000 children in almost 300 kindergartens all over Poland. Classes with the children are taught by volunteers – employees of the Bank. For purposes of the programme, also with help of volunteers, special educational materials were prepared – including books available also in Millennium branches in children’s corners.

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Financial ABCs for Children’s Day

30.05.2018

On the occasion of Children’s Day Bank Millennium Foundation invites to Financial ABCs – financial education classes for children.

Where does money come from, how much is it worth, why does it make sense to save and why can’t you have all the toys in the world? This is what children will find out in the dedicated play area arranged in Blue City shopping centre in Warsaw. The class will include reading the Financial ABCs books and games for children with prizes to be won. Taking part in the animations will be a nice live plushie – the dog Sebastian – the main character in the Financial ABCs books.

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Financial ABCs for 200 kids from Lublin

13.03.2018

Bank Millennium Foundation conducted the “Financial ABCs” workshop for 200 kids in Lublin – taking part in the “Business-Smart Kids” project done by the Lublin Town Hall and Maria Curie-Sklodowska University.

“Financial ABCs” is a proprietary programme of Bank Millennium Foundation carried out under the patronage of the Minister of Education and the Children’s Ombudsman. During the workshops conducted in the programme kindergarten kids learn basic concepts from the world of finances, find out where money comes from and what their value is and also see the benefits involved with saving.

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Financial ABCs for kindergarten kids

The second edition has ended of the Financial ABCs programme. Between October and December 2017 Bank Millennium Foundation trained some thousands of children in financial basics, in more than 100 kindergartens from over ten cities in Poland.

The proprietary kindergarten financial education programme of Bank Millennium Foundation, started in 2016, is carried out by Bank Millennium volunteers in cooperation with a non-governmental organisation. It aims to use play to explain basic financial terms to kids. The programme has gained patronage from the Minister of Education and the Children’s Ombudsman, which confirms its strong educational value.

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Bank Millennium Foundation supports young Polish artists

Bank Millennium Foundation has again provided sponsoring of the Young Art Compass exhibition and has sponsored the prize for the winner of the ranking of best young Polish artists.

Young Art Compass is a ranking of young Polish artists aged under 35. This year’s list has been put together on the basis of a vote of representatives of 80 Polish contemporary art galleries – commercial and public. The winner of the ranking will receive a PLN 10,000 cheque sponsored by Bank Millennium Foundation. The prize will be presented on 13 December in Galeria -1 in the Olympic Centre in Warsaw during a preview of the post-competition exhibition. The works of the young artists will be on display till 2 January 2018.

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Goodbye summer, hallo autumn – action by the bank’s volunteers

Bank Millennium volunteers carried out another action in Bank Millennium Foundation’s grants competition. This time a full-day event was organised for children from SOS Children’s Village in Biłgoraj, the main theme of the event being a farewell to autumn.

The event’s attractions included mushroom picking with prizes, sports activities, an art contest and a pumpkin carving workshop. An important part of the event were financial education workshops, which were led by volunteers from Bank Millennium. The prizes for active participation in the training were piggybanks and the prize winners undertook to put aside part of their pocket money. All these activities were intended to educate and integrate children and families from the SOS Children’s Village with the local community.

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Volunteers from Bank Millennium promote a sporty lifestyle in Silesia

Volunteers from the bank together with teachers and students from a school in Pawłowice in Silesia used a grant obtained from Bank Millennium Foundation to carry out an action promoting a sporty lifestyle among the students.

The main aim of the project was to get the young people interested in sports as a way to spend leisure time and also to integrate the students from the school. In the action the school was given sports gear and basketball games were arranged for the students. Also general education classes were held to talk to the youngsters about their passions and the benefits of engaging in sports.

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Volunteers from the Bank planted 200 trees

Within the framework of voluntary activities of the Bank Millennium Foundation, ca. 40 volnteers together with their families planted, in Las Bródnowski , 200 trees. Volunteers planted, inter alia, pear trees, plum trees and rowan trees since their fruits are components of a diet of many animal species and constitute an important element of forest eco-system. The tree planting campaign was accompanied by animations and environmental workshops for children conducted by representatives of the event co-organiser i.e. environmental foundation Aeris Futuro.

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Renovation of a school playground in the village of Czaple

A group of Bank Millennium volunteers together with pupils and teachers of the Primary School in Czaple (Kujawsko-pomorskie Voivodship) equipped the school playground with outdoor games facilities. Project was implemented from grant financing obtained from the Bank Millennium Foundation.

The activity undertaken by volunteers and local community involved painting, using water resistant paint, outdoor game formats on the school playground pitch. Games were designed by school pupils themselves. During the event, basketball boards were also assembled. Children will be able to use them during breaks between lessons, physical education classes and during their free time – also after school opening hours.

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Sensory room for children from Warsaw

„Sensory room” is a project of volunteers from Bank Millennium implemented under the competition for a Bank Millennium Foundation grant.

Beneficiaries included AlterEdu Foundation and Primary School no. 75 in Warsaw. The project involved preparation and provision of equipment and fixtures to a specialist sensory room for children with various development and adjustment dysfunctions. In effect of volunteer work and financing procurement of exercise equipment with use of Bank Millennium Foundation resources children will be able to improve their motor skills, develop spatial imagination, acquire planning skills and alleviate emotional disorders. It is worth to underscore that the only room of this type in Warsaw-Śródmieście area will be used not only by primary school charges but also by all inhabitants of the district.

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Financial ABCs under patronages of the Ministry of National Education and the Children’s Ombudsman

The Financial ABCs – a kindergarten kids financial education project of Bank Millennium Foundation has been awarded Honorary Patronages from the Ministry of National Education and the Children’s Ombudsman.

 

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Bank Millennium volunteers organised a Fairy Tale Vacation

A group of volunteers from Bank Millennium’s branch in Mogilno (Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship) did a summer vacation action for kids.

Thanks to money obtained from Bank Millennium Foundation volunteers from the bank prepared the Fairy Tale Vacation for kids living in Mogilno Municipality and County. The event was held in July and August and involved many attractions, which had fairy tales as their lead motif. The children took part in games with an entertainer, film shows, workshops and a fairy tale grand ball. The last of these events featured numerous competitions and a reception prepared by the volunteers and the children’s parents.

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Volunteers from Bank Millennium renewed a school library

“A book available to everyone” is an action organised by Bank Millennium’s volunteers for the grant competition of Bank Millennium Foundation. Eligible for the competition was every employee who prepared a local community project and engaged other volunteers from the bank, family and friends in its implementation.

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Training and chess tournament – arranged by Bank Millennium’s volunteers

Training and chess tournament is another action arranged for the grant competition of Bank Millennium Foundation. Every employee of Bank Millennium could take part in the competition, having prepared a project for the local community and having involved other volunteers from the bank, family and friends in its implementation.

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Świetlica Akwarium with a grant from Bank Millennium Foundation

Świetlica Akwarium is the first project to be implemented via the grant competition of Bank Millennium Foundation. The competition was open to all employees of Bank Millennium, who prepared a project for the local community and engaged other volunteers from the bank, family and friends in its implementation.

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Bank Millennium Foundation is Sponsor of Young Art Compass

Bank Millennium Foundation has yet again become the Sponsor of the Young Art Compass exhibition and has funded the prize of PLN 10,000 for the winner of the ranking list.

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Bank Millennium Foundation – Patron of the Educational Programme at the Warsaw Art Fair

Bank Millennium Foundation became the Patron of the Educational Programme at the Warsaw Art Fair to be held between October 14-16 in Kubicki Arcades at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

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The Financial ABC educational project

The Financial ABC educational project arose in response to the growing need for financial education of the youngest. It comprises free educational workshops in kindergartens around Poland. The project’s main aim is to explain to the kids what money is all about and to teach them to manage money in a reasonable way.

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Life Inspires Us Foundation partners with Young Art Compass

On 25 November 2015 in PKOL Gallery (-1) in Warsaw results were announced of Young Art Compass ranking list and an exhibition was opened of the winners. A day later the Rzeczpospolita daily published the full list with additional comments and information.

Bank Millennium’s Life Inspires Us Foundation was a partner of both events.

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The Life Inspires Us Foundation is a Golden Sceptre 2015 award ceremony partner.

On 30 November 2015 for the seventeenth time now one of Poland’s most important cultural awards – the Golden Sceptre – was awarded. In 2015 the Chapter decided to give the award to POLISH RADIO THEATRE.

The Life Inspires Us Foundation was a partner of the concert, which accompanied the awards ceremony.

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Life Inspires Us Foundation supports Economic Knowledge Olympics

Polish Economic Society has been contracted by the Ministry of National Education to annually organise – since 1987 – the Economic Knowledge Olympics. The 29th edition started on 4 November 2015 and will end with the finals on 2-3 April 2016.

Life Inspires Us Foundation has joined the prestigious group of sponsors of this event.

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