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Rozwój lokalny - Dugnad

"Dugnad" in Kędzierzyn-Koźle. 

Integration of residents and improvement of neighbourly relations as foundations of local development.


31.05.2023 - Seniors in 3D

Dugnad has introduced our seniors to the world of modern technology. Day Care Centre No. 2 now has its own 3D studio. The advanced equipment has already been tested and will soon be used to further integrate the residents! 

As part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, the facility was equipped with innovative 3D technology. This was a long-awaited addition to the range of activities and workshops organised at Magnolia. The first participants have already completed a course on how to use the new equipment. Now they will invite children from Kindergarten No. 26 to participate in joint projects. This time it will not be the youngsters who will teach the seniors how to use the innovations, but the other way round.


30.05.2023 - "Dugnad" made of ceramics 

The logo of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project not only promotes the ceramic workshops organised with funds from the so-called Norwegian Funds, but also became a creative inspiration for the participants of the courses. The characteristic green heart could be seen among the works created during the last meeting.

Free handicraft courses have been held regularly since last year at the Municipal Community Centre. So far, several dozen people have tried their hand at working with clay. With the help of a professional instructor, participants are able to create beautiful decorations to take home as souvenirs after the course. In addition to the pottery workshops, sensory activities are held for the youngest children, especially those with special needs.


26.05.2023 - Association of Polish Towns enthusiastic about "Dugnad"

The idea of "Dugnad" enchanted not only the residents of Kędzierzyn-Koźle, but also representatives of the Association of Polish Cities. Delegates from the country's largest association of local authorities saw first-hand the implementation of a project co-financed by Norwegian Funds.

The inspectors from the Association of Polish Municipalities took part in handicraft workshops organised at Dom Dziennego Pobytu No. 3 "Radość". This was just one of dozens of activities organised for senior citizens and people with special needs. The visitors also had the opportunity to visit the ceramics workshop at the "Magnolia" Day Care Centre No. 2, which was created as part of the project. During their stay in the Opole region, they also learnt about other activities carried out as part of the project.

The Association of Polish Cities acts as a consultant for municipalities implementing the Local Development Programme.


25.05.2023 - June, the month of "Dugnad"

A whole series of activities has been completed, but "Dugnad" is still going strong. Another round of meetings and workshops is planned for June as part of the project funded by the Norwegian Funds. The Day Care Centres in Kędzierzyn-Koźle will ensure that the participants have plenty of opportunities to spend their time creatively and integrate.

The manual activities of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project are organised under the supervision of the employees of the Municipal Social Welfare Centre. There will be handicraft lessons, papermaking, stained glass workshops and other activities. The main aim of each event is to integrate, but also to develop the interests and skills of the participants. All courses are subject to prior registration.


24.05.2023 - Everyday rehabilitation

After the theory, it was time for the practice! A recent lecture on rehabilitation was very popular. This time a professional physiotherapist visited the seniors to show them how to properly use their newly acquired knowledge.

Members of the Blachownia Senior Group were introduced to new rehabilitation techniques.  The presentation given by the experienced therapist was part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. In addition to gaining useful knowledge, the seniors also had the opportunity to meet and socialise within their own group.


22.05.2023 - In a wrapping like this, the gift will make you twice as happy!

Seniors from Day Care Centre No. 5 at another workshop. This time their talented hands produced not only beautiful but also ecological gift bags. The creative classes were held as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. 

Home-made gift wrapping is an original way of presenting something special to someone. The ones made by the charges of the "Nasz Dom" project are already something special on their own. They are made from a combination of environmentally friendly paper and textile materials. Moreover, each is unique.


19.05.2023 - Seniors for animals

This time, in addition to integrating and improving their skills, the seniors also took care of the animals. During a handcraft workshop at the Day Care Centre No. 4, unique blankets for dogs and cats were made. It was all part of the project "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle".

Machine sewing is not as popular as it used to be. However, the participants of the courses in DCC "Wrzos" dusted off their skills and learned new techniques. This way, in a pleasant atmosphere, they managed to do something good for their " lesser brothers ". The blankets and pillows made during the workshop will provide warmth and comfort to dogs and kittens.


18.05.2023 - Renovating for the benefit of culture

In order to make the "Chemik" Community Centre an even more welcoming place for all its visitors, it is necessary to make a little "mess". As part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, the building is being adapted to meet the requirements of people with special needs. But cinema-goers can rest assured. The renovations will be carried out in such a way as not to disrupt the normal functioning of the facility.

The biggest change will be to the disabled restrooms. In addition to the toilet, there will be a lift for easy access to the upper floor. Facilities for the blind and partially sighted will also be installed: special lines on the floor and a tiffographic plan of the facility.

However, the separation of the new spaces will require significant building work: relocation of the ticket office, plumbing and widening of doorways. All of this work is being done under the watchful eye of the building committee. The recent meeting was attended by the site manager, the signage consultant, the designer, the superintendent and the construction manager, among others.


17.05.2023 - "Dugnad" is not slowing down

Another coordination meeting was held on the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. The projects carried out so far were discussed, and a comprehensive plan for the upcoming months was established. After the 'soft' activities, it was time to implement the investment-related tasks.

During the meeting, the progress of the implementation of the programme financed by the "Norway" funds was discussed. The meeting was chaired by the vice president of the city, Artur Maruszczak, who recalled that the city had successfully received over PLN 16 million from the Dugnad programme. So far, initiatives to integrate residents have dominated. These have included training courses, meetings, workshops and activities of various kinds. In recent weeks, progress has also been made on the building front. Renovation work has begun on the community centre 'Chemik', which will make it accessible to people with disabilities. A tender is also underway for the redevelopment of the former PSP 6 premises for social purposes.


15.05.2023 - An artistic kingdom in Koźle

The Koźle community centre was transformed into a huge workshop. One room was a controlled chaos as part of sensory activities, and the other was an artistic mess during ceramics workshops. All this was part of the project "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle".

Another in a series of free meetings aimed at integrating local residents is over. This time, the younger participants focused on recycling. Colourful caterpillars were made from plastic bottle caps and egg shells, and creative decorations were crafted from cut corks. At the same time, beautiful clay pots were created a few metres away. Older students could try their hand at sculpting.


12.05.2023 - Letter to Mother Nature

What can you put on paper? Apart from thoughts and feelings, it turns out that you can also record a piece of nature! As part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, unusual activities took place. Seniors from the Day Care Centre No. 5 planted seeds in handmade paper.

First of all, the participants made ecological sheets that could be used for more than just writing. Seeds of various plants were embedded in them and then placed in pots with soil. All the participants are convinced that something amazing will sprout from these "letters to Mother Nature".


11.05.2023 - Rehabilitation without secrets

How to take care of yourself and your body after the age of 60? This is what our residents found out during a free lecture organised by the Municipal Senior Citizens' Centre together with the Association of the University of the Third Age. This was another part of the project "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle".

The lecture on rehabilitation was well attended. A physiotherapist answered all the questions. Among other things, Przemysław Cyris talked about correct posture, how to prevent headaches without medication and how to perform everyday activities correctly.


10.05.2023 - Integration at the potter's wheel

The main aim of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project is to integrate the local community. This time these goals were pursued at the potter's wheel. During the pottery workshop in the Day Care Centre No. 2, everyone had the opportunity to learn new skills or improve the ones they already had.

The classes organised at "Magnolia" are an excellent opportunity for participants to develop their manual and artistic skills. During the course, led by a ceramics specialist, the seniors had the opportunity to create beautiful and unique objects that will be valuable keepsakes for them.


09.05.2023 - Kędzierzyn-Koźle in the international debate

The "Dugnad" project, implemented in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, enables the strengthening of relations not only between residents, but also between nations. At the invitation of the Norwegian side, representatives of the municipality took part in an international conference in Kiristiansand.

This was the fourth time that the debate "Democracy and Human Rights" was held in the city. Representatives of Kędzierzyn-Koźle - together with representatives of other towns that won the competition organised as part of the Local Development Programme - listened to current reports on the challenges facing Western countries. This year's discussion focused mainly on the war crisis in Ukraine.


08.05.2023 - Forklift licence thanks to the Norwegians

Before they get behind the wheel, a bit of theory first. A group of 14 people started free training in forklift operating. The trainees are improving their professional qualifications as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

The courses will enable them to obtain the highest category I WJO. This certificate allows them to operate various types of forklifts: loading, lifting, towing and special.

This is another of the free training programmes organised by the Kędzierzyn-Koźle Industrial Park. Previously, courses for excavator operators and welders were successfully completed. All classes end with exams confirming the qualifications obtained.


05.05.2023 - Morning exercises can work wonders

An active senior is a healthy senior. Doctors remind us that regular exercise helps to prevent age-related diseases. Residents over the age of 60 can find out more at a free lecture organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

The open meeting with a rehabilitation specialist is organised by the Municipal Senior Citizens' Centre and the University of the Third Age. The free lecture by a physiotherapy expert will take place next Tuesday (09.05.) at 10:30 a.m. in the "Chemik" Community Centre.


26.04.2023 - Glass magnolias

In the Day Care Centre No. 2 in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, colourful mosaics were created. This was the next stage of the stained glass workshop organised by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. 

Everyone who took part in the course at the "Magnolia" was given the task of designing and making their own stained glass panel from scratch. All materials were provided, and the instructor helped them at every stage of the process, introducing them to the arcana of glass processing. The next edition is already being planned.


25.04.2023 - 1000 degrees in the kiln, a smile on your lips

The ceramics workshops organised by the Municipal Community Centre are always well attended. No wonder - the atmosphere at each workshop is very hot. Between classes, the temperature can reach 1000 degrees. Literally!

For several months now, successive groups of children and adults have been creating small, functional ceramic objects during courses organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. The participants' works go through several stages of creation before they are finished. After being moulded from clay, fired, painted, glazed and reheated, they become interesting souvenirs to take home.

Everyone is welcome to this and similar workshops, but please remember to register in advance to guarantee your spot. You can register by calling 77 480 25 57.


24.04.2023 - First aid has no secrets for them

More and more MOPS employees have been trained in first aid. Thanks to the training organised by the Centre for NGOs and Volunteers, they also learned how to use the defibrillators purchased as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.  This knowledge can save lives.

It is worth mentioning that the centre has two AEDs. The devices, financed from "Norwegian funds", are located in the main office and in the area of the assisted living facility in the "Azoty" estate. Under the guidance of qualified firefighters from OSP Kłodnica and OSP ORW Koźle, the staff of the Municipal Social Welfare Centre learned not only when to use them, but also how to react in emergency situations.


21.04.2023 - This is how they made their own bedding...

After such a lesson, the seniors certainly rested well. The workshop at DDP No. 4 "Wrzos" gave the participants the knowledge and skills to make their own pillows. 

Workshops for the participants of the "Dugnand in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project continue to evolve, helping them to learn new skills. This time the trainees learned how to make comfortable pillows with their own hands.


20.04.2023 - Polish, Norwegian, two nephews

Polish local government officials on a visit to Norway. Artur Maruszczak is also part of the delegation to Trondheim and Levanger. The vice president of Kędzierzyn-Koźle, together with the presidents of other cities, is observing how the Nordic metropolises function on a daily basis.

Leaders of municipalities that have received funding from the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 under the Local Development Programme have been invited to join the bilateral cooperation. Thanks to these funds, the interdisciplinary project "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" is being implemented in our town.

Artur Maruszczak had the opportunity to explain to listeners not only how this Scandinavian custom was introduced to the region, but also what tasks are being implemented with the so-called "Norway" funds. As part of the exchange of experiences and good practices, he also met with local government officials from Trondheim and Levanger and took part in discussion panels on the directions of contemporary urban development.


19.04.2023 – Passion tied into knots

An ancient handicraft technique is currently undergoing a renaissance. Macramé has become so popular that it was chosen as one of the topics for handicraft workshops organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

At the workshop held in the Day Care Centre No. 3, the participants of the free courses learned the technique of decorative weaving. It is an art that can be used to make all kinds of decorations, as well as practical handmade objects for everyday use – bags, key rings, table mats or flowerbeds. The Municipal Social Welfare Centre encouraged people to create small masterpieces without using needles, wire or crochet hooks.


18.04.2023 - Don't give cancer a chance and vaccinate your daughter

"Mature choices can protect young lives from cervical cancer". - This is the slogan of a free HPV vaccination programme for girls in our city. It is already known that the first dose will be administered at the end of April and beginning of May.

The prophylactic campaign for 12- and 13-year-old girls is being carried out as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. It is directed towards girls who are registered as permanent or temporary residents in the municipality for more than 12 months. The preparation is carried out by the NOVA Clinic. Parents can still register their children. 

Detailed information and the form can be found in the appendices and have also been sent via e-journals. The filled in form should be delivered to the school office or directly to the Nova Clinic office. If you have any questions, please call 733 344 112.


17.04.2023 - Community centre accessible to all

As part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, the renovation of the "Chemik" community centre has begun. Once completed, the building will be more accessible to people with disabilities. The work will start in the next few days and we will be able to see the results in a little more than three months.

The biggest change will be a bathroom adapted to the needs of handicapped residents. In addition to the toilet, there will be a lift for easy access to the upper floor of the building. Facilities for the blind and visually impaired will also be installed: special lines on the floor and a tiffographic plan of the building.

All the solutions introduced were agreed upon with the future users during the designing phase. Among other things, the visually impaired pointed out the way in which the building is labelled.


15.04.2023 - They hoped like goats in spring

It was the third edition of the "Run to Welcome Spring" organised by the Koziołek Sports Club. During the race on the island of Kozel, participants were able to observe the signs of nature's awakening.

The sporting integration was organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. Over 200 people took part in the race, including the President of Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Sabina Nowosielska. The main race was preceded by a competition for children and young people. Each participant received a commemorative "flower" medal.


14.04.2023 - And that's some "paperwork"!

Another paper-making workshop was held for the elderly residents of Day House no. 5. The handmade decorative pages already look like little works of art, and this is only the beginning of what can be done with them. Participants learned „secret art” in the framework of „Dugand in Kędzierzyn-Koźle” project.

The seniors of "Our House" enjoyed the first handmade card making workshop and did not have to wait long to continue. Workshop participants had the opportunity to hone their skills and bring new artistic concepts to life decorating herb planters with hand-made paper.


12.04.2023 - Accountant on the staff of "Dugnad"

NGOs in our city can count on free professional support. Associations and foundations already have a lawyer at their disposal, and now a qualified accountant will help them get their "paperwork in order". The free consultations are part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

Representatives of the "third sector" only need to make an appointment by telephone to receive the assistance of a "table" specialist. Applications are accepted at the Municipal Social Welfare Centre, tel. 77 483 78 79, ext. 408.

Individual consultations with NGOs and volunteers may include assistance in preparing accounting documentation, document templates, accounting policy, filling in personal and commercial tax forms, financial statements or advice on reporting obligations.

 


06.04.2023 - Clay Magnolias

Ceramic workshops in the Day Care Centre No. 2 have become a regular activity. Seniors supported by the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" programme had another opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of a specialist. 

Classes are in full swing and it's not over yet. There is a special room where, apart from materials and tools for working with clay, there are also small finished works of art made by senior citizens from Kędzierzyn-Koźle. Colourful stained-glass windows are also created in the same place. Spots are still available for further meetings of this kind. Registration is obligatory.


05.04.2023 - Taking a closer look at nature

Schoolchildren and senior citizens took a close look at nature. They did so at a very interesting and innovative workshop in the Town Library. It was another ecological meeting within the project "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle".  

Participants prepared research equipment for observing different bacteria - Winogradski's column. This created a version of a closed mini ecosystem, which they also studied using microscopes. At the end, everyone was able to take home their own handmade creation.

The joint activities were an opportunity for full integration. Younger and older generations were invited to participate, and the event itself was interpreted in sign language.


04.04.2023 - "Dugnad" provides you with a lawyer.

Specialists at your fingertips. Or rather, just a phone call away. The Municipal Social Welfare Centre would like to remind you that free expert advice is available within the framework of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. To take advantage of this support, all you need to do is call and make an appointment.

The offer is free of charge and addressed to senior citizens. Residents over the age of 60 can count on the assistance of a lawyer, dietician, psychologist and rehabilitation therapist. To register, call 77 483 78 79, extension 408.

Volunteers and members of NGOs should also keep this in mind. Representatives of the third sector can obtain free legal advice from MOPS.

 


03.04.2023 - Workshops to the second power

It was an intense but creative weekend. Thanks to the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, the community centre in Kędzierzyn-Koźle became a workshop. Creative sensory and sculpture classes took place.

Saturday belonged to the youngest. The meeting had an Easter theme. Participants made Easter pots and decorations. On Sunday the older children joined in and worked with clay. The theme of the pottery work was entirely open.

Free workshops organised by the Municipal Cultural Centre will continue in the coming months. There are free dates for May and June. To register, call 77 480 25 57.


31.03.2023 - Where does an animal choose to sleep?

As part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, a special guest visited the Municipal Public Library. Generations of young readers have grown up with Marcin Brykczyński's books. Now, thanks to his rhyming stories, the kindergarten children of our town learned about the world of nature.

During the meeting the children found out where the clever fox lives and what he dreams about when he goes to sleep. They discovered how a wolf family lives and where a bear spends the winter. They peeked into a mole's burrow, saw what a squirrel keeps in its hollow and even took a dip in the lake to observe the life of the fish. Of course, there were also beaver dams, bat caves, a wild boar's den and a mouse hole. These and other animal habitats have been described by the author in the beautiful pages of this illustrated book.


30.03.2023 - "Dugnad" for Health. Free vaccination for girls

A free HPV vaccination programme is about to start. It is directed at girls in our city. Parents only need to look in the school's e-journal to find out how to register their daughters. The prevention campaign, like last year, will take place within the framework of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

The free programme for the prevention and treatment of human papilloma virus infection is intended for girls born in 2010 and 2011 who have been registered as permanent or temporary residents in the Kędzierzyn-Koźle municipality for more than 12 months. The vaccine will be administered by the NOVA Clinic. Information will be provided to all parents and guardians through schools. Details can also be found on the poster.


29.03.2023 - Beauty enchanted in coloured glasses

You don't have to be a skilled artist to create a work of art. In this workshop, participants learned the secrets of making stained glass. They were only limited by their imagination, as the rest was taken care of by the Municipal Social Centre as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

The colourful mosaics were created during free lessons at the "Magnolia" Day Care Centre No. 2. Under the watchful eye of an instructor, the seniors learned how to design their own patterns, became familiar with glass working techniques and the basic tools needed to work. More workshops are planned.


28.03.2023 - Run out to meet spring

We will welcome spring in a sporty way, thanks to the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. On the 15th of April, the most awaited time of the year for active residents will begin with a cross-country race.

The main competition will stretch over a distance of 6 km and the route will lead along the paths of the island of Kędzierzyn-Koźle. The event will also include competitions for children and young people.

The event is free of charge, there is no entry fee and each participant will receive a commemorative medal. The event is organised by the "Koziołek" Sports Club, which is also behind the success of the "Santa Claus Run" in December.

The rules and regulations for the "3rd Run to Welcome Spring" can be found here: https://www.maratonypolskie.pl/dokument/2023/72203_44359_regulamin.pdf
The registration link for the "3rd Run to Welcome Spring" can be found here: https://online.datasport.pl/zapisy/portal/zawody.php?zawody=7693


27.03.2023 - The workshop continues

The first eight sessions were just a warm-up. There are more free handicraft courses to come as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. The Municipal Social Welfare Centre has prepared a new schedule of free courses for local residents.

During the workshops, participants will be able to discover new passions and develop their talents. Courses include ceramics, stained glass, handicrafts and paper making. Meetings are held at the day care centres. The dates for the activities in April and May are already known. Due to the limited number of places, registration is mandatory.

A complete schedule and contact details of the organisers are given in the tables below.


23.03.2023 - Knitting and having fun

Our seniors are discovering new passions. Once again they are being helped by the 'Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle' project. Another handicraft workshop for senior citizens is behind us. This time the free workshop took place in the Day Care Centre No. 3.

The participants used yarn to create beautiful Easter decorations. The motto of the event was "Knit and have fun! Under the watchful eye of the instructor, they created colourful bunnies to decorate any home.

Knitting is not the only activity offered by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre. More handicraft courses are planned for April and May.


22.03.2023 - Report on the implementation of "Dugnad

The activities of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project are gaining momentum, so coordination meetings are being held more frequently. The latest meeting of partners involved in the implementation of the project took place this year.

The meeting was chaired by the Vice Presidents of the City, Artur Maruszczak and Wojciech Jagiełło, who listened to a detailed report on the initiatives currently being implemented. In recent months, not a week has passed in Kędzierzyn-Koźle without an event organised by a project co-funded by the so-called "Norway Grants". Free sensory workshops for children and handicraft activities for senior citizens have recently become very popular. Free legal advice for local associations and foundations has also been introduced. Preparations are also being made for further sports events to activate and integrate the residents of our city.


21.03.2023 - Handmade ceramics from A to Z

"Glazing is the most beautiful part of the work," say the participants in the ceramics workshop at the Municipal Cultural Centre. This is the final stage of creation, when the work of our hands gets the right colours and shapes and can be fired in the kiln.

The group from March, who take part in the free integration and sensory classes organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, are putting the finishing touches to their ornaments. In a few days they will be able to collect the items they have worked on during the last few meetings.


17.03.2023 - Styrofoam decorations instead of tradition Easter eggs

Combining tradition with modern decorating techniques and integrating seniors with the younger generation. This is how to sum up the handicraft workshops organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. Beautiful Easter decorations were created in Dom Dziennego Pobytu no. 4.

The theme of the activities was inspired by the approaching holidays. Not surprisingly, eggs dominated the tables. However, the usual egg shells, wax and paint were replaced by polystyrene decorations and coloured ribbons. This technique was new to most of the participants, regardless of age. Nevertheless, under the watchful eye of the instructor, real gems were hatched.


16.03.2023 - Equipment that saves lives

More defibrillators in our community. AEDs have been installed in the offices of the Municipal Social Welfare Centre and in the sheltered housing units of the Azoty Estate. The life-saving equipment was purchased as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

But the equipment is not everything. MOPS staff have been trained in the principles of first aid. Firefighters from OSP Kłodnica and OSP ORW Koźle provided professional knowledge and support. During the course, not only were all the basic rules of behaviour in life-threatening situations recalled, but there was also an opportunity to practise the use of defibrillators.


15.03.2023 - Clay wonders created at "Magnolia"

Seniors from the Day Care Centre No. 2 are improving their artistic skills. The ceramic workshops organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project resulted in small works of art made of clay.

Bowls and small sculptures emerged from the fingers of the talented participants of the previous courses. This was the beginning of the process, after which it was time to decorate and paint their creations.


14.03.2023 - A delicious and healthy diet thanks to the Norwegians

What to eat for a nutritious breakfast, what to eat for lunch and what time to sit down for dinner? Our seniors benefit from the nutritionist's valuable advice completely free of charge. They discuss their eating habits during consultations organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

The first group of interested residents has already taken advantage of the free advice. The meetings took place at Dom Dziennego Pobytu nr 1 in Śródmieście. More people can also make appointments. All they have to do is call 77 483 78 79, extension 408, which is available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free legal advice can also be arranged in the same way.


13.03.2023 - "Dugnad" heralds the arrival of spring

Spring has already arrived in the Municipal Cultural Centre. It came at the invitation of the participants of the sensory workshops organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

During the therapeutic activities the visitors sowed and planted plants. For the little ones it was an important lesson about nature, for the older ones it was a reminder and a lot of fun. The most important thing, however, as always with projects co-financed by "Norwegian" funds, was integration.


09.03.2023 - Seniors gained more than knowledge from these workshops

At Day Care Centre No. 5 today, everyone had a blank page... that they made themselves. During the paper-making workshop, the seniors mastered the difficult and ancient technique of creating their own ready-to-write pages. The innovative lessons were organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

Under the watchful eye of a specialist, the participants learned about paper-making methods, which they were soon able to try out in practice. The final products will serve them in many, probably equally creative, ways. They were invited to this unusual activity and to a joint meeting by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre.


08.03.2023 - Professionals and amateurs in the ultimate artistic integration

Ceramic workshops organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project attract even professional artists. This time the sculptor Michał Misiaszek, well known in our town, was spotted among the participants.

As always, everyone is welcome to take part in the courses – small, big, young, old, those with no experience at all, as well as professionals. The main idea of the project is integration. During the last workshop, the author of the friendly goats sculptures, well known to the locals, joined the group. This time, Michal Misiaszek switched metal for clay and his studio for a room in the Koźle Cultural Centre.


07.03.2023 - Professional support as part of Dugnad 

Senior citizens as well as representatives of the third sector and volunteers can already benefit from professional support. The offer of counsellors is wide and tailored to individual needs. Free counselling is provided as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

NGO representatives already benefit from free legal assistance. Soon they will also be able to use accounting services. The city also has senior citizens in mind. In addition to paralegals, health specialists will also be available. Residents over the age of 60 can benefit from the advice of a dietician and will soon be able to make an appointment with a physiotherapist.

Expert advice is organised by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre. In order to make an appointment, you must register in advance. To make an arrangement, simply call 77 483 78 79 ext. 408. The telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday from 7.00 to 15.00.

 


22.02.2023 - Crocheting brought generations together

Needle and thread danced at Day Care Centre No. 3. Or rather, crochet hook and yarn. Another handicraft workshop organised by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project took place at the centre in the Azoty district.

This time the class took place in the knitting workshop. Under the watchful eye of the instructors, real gems that could decorate any home were created. The challenge was mainly taken up by senior citizens, but there were also some much younger participants, which fits in well with the idea of intergenerational integration.


21.02.2023 - First high school team wins entrepreneurship competition

The workshop dimension of the Social Entrepreneurship Olympiad has come to an end. The grand finale was the third and final skirmish in which the participants put their acquired knowledge and skills to the test. Now the biggest challenge lies ahead. It is time to act and try to put their projects into practice.

Young people from secondary schools in Kędzierzyn-Koźle took part in the competition. Over the past few weeks, they actively participated in numerous classes, trainings and meetings to learn about business and cooperation with local authorities. The young people were given the entrepreneurial bug by the Europa Iuvenis association as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

In the final round, the teams had to prepare and submit a funding application for the launch of a major community project, as well as present promotional materials and a planned social media campaign. The main test, however, was a simulated 'pitch' to a potential partner. When the results of all the competitions were counted, the winners of the Olympiad were the students of the First High School. Young people from the Second High School, the Complex of Technical and Comprehensive Schools and the Complex of Inland Navigation Schools also took part in the game.


20.02.2023 - Clay fun for the whole family

A little patience and concentration combined with a paintbrush and a pinch of talent produced amazing results. More people took part in a sculpture and ceramics workshop organised by the city's Community Centre. A great idea for a family morning.

The integration classes organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project continue to be very popular. For several months now, free courses have been held in the Community Centre in Kędzierzyn-Koźle under the guidance of experienced instructors. The offer also includes sensory therapy classes for children with dysfunctions.


17.02.2023 - These flowers will never wither

Passion, beauty and usefulness went hand in hand in this workshop. Guests of DCC "Wrzos" created their own bouquets under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Although made from artificial materials, they deceptively resemble real flowers.

Both senior citizens, regular visitors to Day Care Centre No. 4, and guests of all ages took part in the activities. They took their small, useful works of art home with them as a souvenir of the time they spent together integrating as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.


15.02.2023 - Residents develop creative skills with Dugnad

The handcraft workshops organised by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre have started. The first ceramics classes at Magnolia Day Care Centre No. 2 are already behind us. More of these meetings are planned.

This is the first of many creative activities that MSWC will implement as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project. The free and unpaid workshops are intended to be intergenerational, bringing together senior citizens, young people and children, among others, at craft stands. The various day care centres will prepare their own programmes of activities for those who wish to discover and improve their artistic and useful talents.


14.02.2023 - Magical lights return to the community centre

The popularity of the recent light workshops organised as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project exceeded the organisers' expectations. Therefore, it was decided to hold it again, but this time in a slightly different, more occasional format.

The theme of this year's magical creations was Valentine's Day. The young artists used light and sand to create works of art about love. If you like this idea, you will be pleased to know that there are still places available for the sensory workshops in April. To register, call 77 480 25 57.


13.02.2023 - Young people under the wing of Europa Iuvenis

These were the preparations before the last skirmish of the 'Social Entrepreneurship Olympiad'. This time, the topics on the agenda of the young people's workshops were 'Winning allies and communication' and 'Entrepreneurship and the labour market'.

This marks the end of the third and last cycle of workshops planned within the framework of the 'Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle' project. The classes, organised by the Europa Iuvenis association, were led by Paweł Dolibóg and Artur Ośko. All seven teams from the four secondary schools participating in the Olympiad took part. In the final round, the participants competed against each other to show what they had learnt.


10.02.2023 - Discover your talent with Dugnad

It's time to discover a dormant talent and develop a new passion. Free workshops in ceramics, stained glass, needlework, handicrafts and papermaking are starting in our city. The workshops will help participants spread their wings and create real works of art.

The free courses within the project "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" are organised by the Municipal Social Welfare Centre. The programme includes a number of interesting workshops. The workshops will take place in the day care centres. The dates for February and March have already been set. There will be further information on the dates of the workshops in the near future. Due to the limited number of places, registration is mandatory.

A specific schedule and contact details for the organisers can be found in the table below.


06.02.2023 - We are all made of the same clay

The artistic workshops in the Municipal Cultural Centre in Kędzierzyn-Koźle are in full swing. The last classes of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project have now come to an end. While learning how to work with clay, the children have also learnt an important lesson about patience, calmness and, above all, integration.

Each cycle consists of two sessions. Guided by an instructor, participants learn how to make their own small works of art using clay. The workshops are mainly aimed at older children aged six and over.

Places are still available for the May workshop. To register, call 77 480 25 57. Priority is given to children with disabilities, dysfunctions and those undergoing diagnosis. However, healthy children are also welcome, as the main aim of the programme is integration.


30.01.2023 - The schedule of the Dugnad project approved

The first meeting for the coordination of the activities of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project in 2023 is over. The partners involved in its implementation agreed on a joint action plan for the next 12 months. And there is no lack of challenges.

The meeting was attended by staff from all City Hall departments and offices actively involved in the implementation of Dugnad. Representatives of the City Sports and Recreation Centre, the City Cultural Centre, the City Public Library, the City Social Welfare Centre and the Kędzierzyn-Kozielski Industrial Park were also present.

During the meeting, the activities carried out so far were summarised in detail and the schedule for the next four quarters was discussed. Artur Maruszczak, the vice president of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, presided over the meeting.


23.01.2023 - Enrol your child in a ceramics course

If you would like to take part in workshops organised by the Municipal Cultural Centre as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project, we have good news for you. There are still places available in April. This is an ideal opportunity to have fun together, as the last meetings proved.

The ceramics and sculpture classes are calming and creative, which makes them ideal for children with dysfunctions and those undergoing diagnosis. Of course, healthy children are also welcome, as the main purpose of the workshops is integration. There are two sessions per series, aimed at slightly older children (6 years and over) and their parents.

For more information, please call 77 480 25 57.


19.01.2023 - Sporty side of "Dugnad"

As part of the project "Dugnad in Kedzierzyn-Koźle" many integration activities are being carried out to bring residents together. Some of them are sports activities. There are three sections at the Municipal Sports and Recreation Center, which are attended by a total of nearly 50 children. 

Young athletes develop their passions by training in teams that were former missing from the city's offer. These include girls' soccer, bowling and canoeing training schools. At frequent classes, they develop their skills, which they will later test in scheduled competitions. The trainings are completely free of charge. All costs, including, among others, salaries for instructors or fees for sports facilities, are financed from the so-called "Norwegian funds." Everyone is welcome to participate in the classes, both fully able-bodied children and those with dysfunctions.


18.01.2023 - Pleasant workshop on a serious topic

The Municipal Public Library hosted another ecological-integrative meeting as part of the "Dugnad in Kedzierzyn-Kozle" project. The lecture "Man in times of great change" engaged the participants in many ways.

The speaker Malgorzata Szyszka addressed a lot of topics concerning the fauna and flora of our planet. Short theatrical scenes were created, addressing various ecological issues, followed by brainstorming sessions, during which solutions were collectively sought. The charges of the Occupational Therapy Workshops from Kędzierzyn-Koźle participating in the meeting completed every task with flying colours!


17.01.2023 - A fresh perspective on social issues

This was the second skirmish within the framework of the "Social Entrepreneur Olympiad." Almost 100 participants from 12 schools gathered within the walls of the 1st High School. The competition in the form of an ideathon lasted almost all day. Young people are developing their new skills to prepare them for adult life thanks to the "Dugnad in Kedzierzyn-Kozle" project.

Elementary and high school students created social projects aimed at solving important problems also existing in our city. After nearly 5 hours of preparation, they presented their ideas in front of all the attendees and the jury. The solutions proposed by the youngsters were listened to by deputy mayor Wojciech Jagiełło, director of the Municipal Cultural Center Piotr Gabrysz, director of the Municipal Sports and Recreation Center Tomasz Radłowski, manager of the Kędzierzyn-Koziel Industrial Park Tomasz Starowicz and vice-president of the XYZ Social Initiative Association Tomasz Cholewiński.

There are more trainings and meetings ahead of the teams participating in the "Social Entrepreneurial Olympics", as well as the implementation of prepared projects. Classes for young people are conducted by the "Europa Iuvenis" Association.


16.01.2023 - Darkness! I see darkness

Sometimes it's enough to turn off the light for magic to start happening. Then the magic is completed by sand, grains, seeds and everything that has a nice texture to the touch. W just had another sensory classes organized as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

The free workshops at the Municipal Community Center are addressed primarily to the youngest children and their parents. Through their senses toddlers get to know the world around them even better. The last meeting also produced fragrant soaps and decorative sticks. Children with disabilities and dysfunctions of various types also participate in the classes.


11.01.2023 - To immortalize nature

Another ecological workshop was held as part of the "Dugnad in Kedzierzyn-Kozle" project. This time in branch no. 5 of the Municipal Public Library wonderful plaster herbariums were created. 

How to immortalize nature, in this unusual way, participants learned from the class leaders Ewa Pietruszewska and Agnieszka Urban from "Pracownia Się Tworzy". The classes were intergenerational, attended by schoolchildren and seniors. There was a lot of work, and mess as well, but it was worth it for such great results.


10.01.2023 - Creative and joyful activities within "Dugnad"

Another edition of ceramic workshops conducted by the Municipal Cultural Center has been launched. Participants had the opportunity to acquire new skills and develop existing talents as part of the "Dugnad in Kędzierzyn-Koźle" project.

These were the first, but certainly not the last such classes in 2023, accompanied by a family and creative atmosphere. Children and young people with disabilities and dysfunctions of various types were also invited to participate.


03.01.2023 - "Dugnad" instills entrepreneurship

Another series of workshops within the framework of the "Social Entrepreneurial Olympiad" has been completed. Ambitious and active young people from our city again had the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in business. The classes were held as part of the "Dugnad in Kedzierzyn-Kozle" project, and were organized by the Europa Iuvenis association.

The second workshop cycle met the needs of the participants and was held over the course of three days. This time the trainers focused on developing new key qualifications. The young people pursued the following topics: "Action planning and fundraising" and , "Acquiring allies and communication".


The project is co-financed in 85% with The Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2014 – 2021 funds, and in 15% from the state budget.

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

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