The start of a new school year is often a financial and social burden for children and their families. Many parents can't keep up with the financial demands that the beginning of a new school year entails, which can lead to their children becoming socially outcast at school.
For this reason, the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation set themselves the goal to help such children and their families in Bydgoszcz in Poland. The CFF collaborated with the "Obhut" Association, which takes care of orphaned and abandoned children who are being looked after by foster parents. Together 77 children, who would receive help at the beginning of the new school year, were selected.
On the 30th of August 2016 the desperately needed products, which had previously been determined by the "Obhut" Association, were handed over in a festive setting at the city hall of Bydgoszcz. The smallest students received diapers, notepads, colouring pencils and paints, the 6 to 8-year-olds received their very own School Starter Kit and the 9 to 18-year-olds were presented with school bags filled with a pencil case and sweets. To these children’s utter amazement they were also given shoes, jackets and further school equipment such as books, notepads and pencils as well as hygiene and cleaning products.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the employees of Lyoness Poland for their support in the implementation of this amazing project and wish all students a wonderful start to the new school year.
The aim of this project was to prepare financially and socially disadvantaged children for the start of school, in order to avoid them being outcast right from the beginning. School materials, desperately needed hygiene and cleaning products as well as shoes and jackets were to be procured.
Let's start the new school year with a smile - 77 disadvantaged children in Poland are supported at the beginning of a new school term
77 orphaned or rather abandoned children who are being cared for by foster parents