By decision of the councilors, Primary School No. 41 in Zabrze (Silesian Voivodeship) is named after the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. The institution itself took this initiative. Today’s celebrations of the 40th anniversary and the naming of her were attended by, among others, Jerzy Owsiak.
During today’s ceremony on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the school and naming it after the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, the school principal noted that “it was a huge dream of the school community.”
– Parents even recalled how the child was in the hospital or was born in more difficult conditions, how the equipment purchased by the foundation saved the lives and then the health of our students – said Jolanta Mazur, principal of primary school No. 41 in Zabrze.
The special guest of today’s event was the founder and president of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation – Jerzy Owsiak.
– We are extremely proud of it, because the school is amazing. It is a facility with a program that integrates all children, from an early age – emphasized Owsiak.
In addition to Jerzy Owsiak and his wife, the ceremony was attended by, among others: the mayor of the city Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik, the chairwoman of the city council Łucja Chrzęstek-Bar and the head of education Ewa Wolnica.
– We decided not only to be here, but also asked the boss “do you need anything?” – said Jerzy Owsiak. He promised that the foundation would buy devices worth over PLN 200,000 that would help with rehabilitation.
The majority of councilors were in favor
On July 10, 2023, councilors voted on a draft resolution on naming the Special Primary School No. 41 in Zabrze after the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. A joint application for such a name for the school was submitted by the teaching council and the parents’ council. 15 councilors voted in favor, five more were against and five abstained.
In the justification attached to the draft resolution, school principal Jolanta Mazur noted that “the school community, when choosing the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity as a patron, was guided by the belief that the foundation – as a patron – reflects the values and beliefs that guide us every day in our work.”
– Our school – like no other – brings together the largest number of direct beneficiaries of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, who are children requiring specialized help, support and education from the first months of their lives – wrote the school principal.
In accordance with the resolution of the city council, the school will be named after the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity from September 1, 2023. It is the first educational institution in Poland to adopt this organization as its patron.
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