All over the world more and more actions are undertaken to promote science. In the age of Internet knowledge is available for almost everyone. However, learning and innovation are made thanks to fascination of people who can work as a team. Others are just passive recipients and users of inventions. Therefore we need to popularize science and try to fascinate society with science. Adults who are interested in science and culture can share their interests with the younger. Children and young people are fervent, do not see barriers and their fantasy is amazing - ideal features of a contemporary scientist. These features should be supported and developed also beyond school classrooms.
The Foundation for the Development of the Commune of Kleszczów supports activities related to popularization of science and development of education. Pro-educational activity is one of the ways to integrate the local society and a way to promote the commune as a place of development of children and adolescents skills.
A magnet may be the Technical College for Modern Technologies, which already attracts young people from all over Poland. This school occupies a very high place in the nationwide ranking of high schools/ in 2015 the first place/ and its students win prestigious competitions. Teachers at this school are reaserchers of the Faculty of Technical University of Łódź. The Technical College offers modern engineering and construction workshops and advanced science laboratories.
The 1st science and culture Festival was an opportunity to present educational base of the high school in Kleszczów and skills of its students. In the Festival participated scientists from the University of Silesia. The Organization of the event was attended also by Giants of Power PGE. Visitors especially children have been impressed by science in this accessible release. At the end of the Festival was held a concert performed by accordionist and our Youth Brass Band -winners of national and international competitions. The Festival of science and culture is one of the forms through which our community becomes a local centre of science and culture and attracts investors and new residents.
UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
The Association called the University of the Third Age was registered in the national court on 30 04 2015. The Association helps older inhabitants of the commune of Kleszczów to adapt to problems of retirement age and spend active free time . Proper health care, intellectual development, elimination of depression are the next important tasks of the Association related to retirement. The Association fulfils these tasks by:
- ensuring access to education and training,
- sight-seeing activities and lectures on history and nature of regions
The Association currently numbers 150 members. A member of the Association can be any person aged 50+, registered in the commune , retired, pensioner or a non-working person who makes a declaration and pays a membership fee. The Board of the Association developed the Statute which is a base of its activity.
All interested in membership in the Association we invite to our office at the cultural Centre in Łękińsko ul. Szkolna 2 every Friday from 16-19 where also classes in English and computer courses are held.
The Association is a non-governmental organization and therefore its activity is founded by membership fees as well as grants. Job at the Association is free.
The Foundation supports a Scout Troop "Heaven" among others by purchase of uniforms. We treat the Scout Troop as an out-of -school educational institution.
The Scouts receive uniforms under some conditions specified in regulations .
We are pleased that young people will be able to develop citizenship, cultivate honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, perseverance, self-esteem, respect for others, creativity, manners, willingness participate in culture and even develop entrepreneurship.
By the way, we appeal to inhabitants. This is the beginning, so there are not too much scouting attributes. If you have anything we may need - please let us know.
The most important skills acquired by the scouts are among others things ability to learning , a way of satisfying the natural curiosity, teamwork skills, development of cognitive passion and willingness to cooperate. The aim is to use their knowledge during performing tasks and solving problems, shaping attitudes of young people. In our opinion, it's really valuable initiative.