Recommendations

Prof. Zbigniew
Ćwiąkalski

Lawyer, member of the faculty of the Jagiellonian University
“SIEMACHA is the best voluntary organisation that I know. Its distinctive factors are their confidence and élan in the work they carry out and absolute financial transparency. I have been proud to support its operation for many years”.

Sandor
Demjan

CEO of TriGranit Development Corporation
“SIEMACHA is voluntary community project of profound significance for Poland and Europe, and I believe Father Andrzej Augustyński CM to be a contemporary national hero”.

Jerzy
Dudek

Honorary Patron of PROGRES Sports Academy
“Sport and education must go hand in hand. Through sport, young people acquire an important experience of community: they build teams, learn to observe the rules, pursue a goal they share, and experience victories and defeats. What SIEMACHA does in this area is magnificent”.

Zbigniew
Jagiełło

President of the Board of the PKO Bank Polski
“SIEMACHA gives young people plenty of joy because it offers them a place where they can meet and make friends, exchange opinions, and sometimes even bicker so as to finally reach an understanding and grow up together. It gives young people social skills that will prove extremely important in adult life”.

Anna Maria
Jopek

Vocalist, pianist, composer
“I have spent one of the most beautiful Christmas evenings with you. Sing on: you’re do it wonderfully!”.

Aleksander
"MAKINO" Kobyliński

The oldest living pupil of the Father Kazimierz Siemaszko “Educational Facility”
“I am SIEMACHA! You too are SIEMACHA when you are building a community of peers, with respect for one another, and when you gain new skills”.

Artur
Kozioł

Mayor of the Town and Township of Wieliczka
"There comes a time in the life of every one of us when we need a place like SIEMACHA. When I visited the new facility in Odporyszów and then opened the new facility in Wieliczka I understood the great social mission of this organisation".

Czesław
Lang

Olympic Champion, Director and creator of Tour de Pologne
„In 2014, SIEMACHA Association – a voluntary community organisation – will for the first time join the ranks of Poland’s greatest bicycle race: Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour. We find working with SIEMACHA a perfect opportunity to promote cycling among children and young people”.

prof. Stanisław
Lasocki

World-renowned geophysicist, Member of the SIEMACHA Association Supervisory Committee
“The high standards and growth dynamics of SIEMACHA prove that a group of people who are keen, led by a visionary like Father Augustyński, are capable of achieving a lot. SIEMACHA is a fantastic home from home for many young people. We also have the luck to bask in the warmth of its fireside”.

Wilfred
Lemke

Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace
"I congratulate you on the terrific job! I can see that you know perfectly well already that sport and education are inseparable. Sport goes far beyond medals. Sport teaches life values, supports self confidence and strengthens bonds with others".

śp. Kard. Franciszek
Macharski

Cardinal, former Archbishop of Cracow, Honorary Member of SIEMACHA Association
“SIEMACHA Spots are the other home for many young people. The time spent here is always a time for growing to maturity before God and people. May the Lord grant you joy, lead you along straight paths, open your hearts to the others, guard you, and bless you”.

Friedrich
Magirius

Pastor, Evangelical theologian from Germany
“The phenomenon of SIEMACHA is founded on an exceedingly skilful combination of the traditional with the modern. Old and tested ways of solving problems have gained a very modern application. SIEMACHA is in the European avant-garde”.

Jacek
Majchrowski

President of Krakow
"SIEMACHA is second to none, in scale and in quality of action. Thanks to the collaboration with SIEMACHA Krakow now has the best and most modern network of day care facilities for the youth and children. I congratulate you from the heart and I thank you for the priceless 20-year-long collaboration with our City".

Robert
Makłowicz

World wide famous gourmet critic, historian and traveller
“SIEMACHA is as deeply rooted in Kraków as the Kościuszko Mound”.

Grzegorz
Markowski

Rockman, vocalist and leader of the well known band "Perfect"
“I have left here my heart and mind, I’ve left all that is best in me”.

Tatiana
Okupnik

Vocalist, lyricist, composer
“It is really nice to see a motivated group of people who want to do something with their lives and to achieve something. If you have a passion – whether it is sport, singing, or mathematics – you have got to immerse all of yourself in it”.

Marta
Półtorak

President of the Board of Develop Investment Company
“SIEMACHA is first of all a belief in the power of young people and proof that we are capable of creating fantastic things together. The fact that there are places where young people can spend their time creatively is inspiring. The presence of SIEMACHA at the Millennium Hall in Rzeszów will expand the social function of this centre”.

Rafał
Sonik

Entrepreneur, athlete, philanthropist. The first polish driver to win Dakar Rally in 2015
“I’ve worked with SIEMACHA for over 21 years. I know that it is an expertly managed organisation that works transparently with long-term objectives in mind. It gives me great joy to know that I participate in creating the future for young people”.

Donald
Tusk

President of the European Council, former Prime Minister of of Poland
“I did not have much faith in the possibility of recapturing something that is fading into the past, however important and holy I found it, that is, the backyard that you can build anew. All it took was a great priest, a generous entrepreneur, and local authorities with imagination”.

Włodzimierz
Karpiński

Minister of Treasury 2013-2015
"This highest quality shows respect for the human being, the child in particular, and lets us believe that the borders of impossible can be crossed. Thank you and good luck!".

Teresa
Drewniak

Honorary member of the SIEMACHA Association
"I want to thank SIEMACHA for letting me love myself many years ago. For letting me draw from its wisdom, imagination, warmth and everything it does for children. Thank you!".

Wojciech
Kaczmarczyk

Government plenipotentiary for civil society and equal treatment in 2016
"Meeting SIEMACHA in Rzeszów and visiting the Odporyszów facility were very touching. The Association creates space for young people to acquire skills and develop their talents with dignity. SIEMACHA reveals the true sense of human and Christian calling in the most beautiful manner. Everything they do is done with a smile, filled with kindness and respect for the human being."

Jacek
Krupa

Marshal of Lesser Poland

Jarosław
Gowin

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education
"SIEMACHA's work is unique and their social innovativeness places them at the top - not just among European organisations but globally."

dr Krzysztof
Mazur

President of the Jagiellonian Club, member of the National Development Council
"SIEMACHA changes the way of thinking about social mission. Instead of a distinction between the supporting and the supported, we have a community of people sharing their passion. Instead of compassion we see the talent and success of SIEMACHA's wards being stressed. Instead of alienation we see a desire to become a member of the "SIEMACHA team”."

Chris
Lowney

American economist and writer
"All children in America know that Coca-Cola was established in 1886. SIEMACHA was established the same year. The heroic aspect of the leadership of members and people working for the Association lies in the fact that they are working for causes bigger than themselves."

Lemke
Wilfried

United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace
"Congratulations on your excellent work! I can see that you already know that sports and education are inseparable. Sport goes way beyond winning medals. It teaches us life values, it helps us build self-confidence and strengthen our bonds with others."