Poland

The first school in Poland opened in Siedlce in 1997. Since then schools have opened in Warsaw, Poznan and Cieszyn.

The collaboration started after World War II, when employees from Kofoeds School in Denmark organized humanitarian aid to Poland and thereby established contact with Polish social workers. 

The contact was re-established in the early eighties. Kofoeds School’s former director, Jens Aage Bjørkøe, published a dissertation in Poland in 1997 on the subject of ‘help to self-help’, and in the same year the first school in Poland opened.

The four Polish schools offer a wide array of activities and help for their pupils, including different kinds of workshops, language- and computer-courses, legal help, vocational training, accommodation, treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse etc.