The Wooden Puppet Program from Polish Charities
The Wooden Puppet Program (Pajacyk) - click the belly of this unhappy puppet to help donating a lunch for a Polish child. After clicking a belly you would see the names of the sponsors, each sponsor donates 1.5 cents per each click. Only one click per day from the same computer will be counted. You may set up this website as your "home".
Click to see the statistics of the page - how many clicks and how many lunches (Polish:Ilosc obiadow) could be given for each day due to the visitors
Click to see the information in English about the program. You may ask, why there are hungry children in Poland. Below is the answer from the website:
There are at least 330 thousand children in different parts of Poland that desperately need nutrition support, but the child nutrition program is carried out only in several places in Poland. Information based on application forms sent to us by school principals, helps us decide which schools qualify for help.(…)
The Polish Humanitarian Organization (Polska Akcja Humanitarna) began the child nutrition program in 1996 in regions where state collective farms were located during the communism period. As a result of Poland’s economic changes in the last fifteen years collective farms were shut down, leaving many families unprepared to deal with the new socioeconomic situation. The Polish countryside has had the most difficulty in adjusting to the changes. Farms in these regions are very small and very underdeveloped, the farming culture is low and there is a huge unemployment rate (in some areas peaking at 90%).
This website is one of many activities of Polish Humanitarian Action– the biggest Polish charity, which has many activities. Below are links to selected activities:
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