• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland


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  • 24 July 2018

    Ambassador Marek Rohr-Garztecki, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to UNEP and UN Habitat, took part in Mandela Day celebrations, organized by the United Nations Office in Nairobi together with the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa to Kenya.

    This year’s edition of this annual event was focused on young primary students from disadvantaged schools in the Nairobi area.

    In his address Ambassador Rohr-Garztecki highlighted the importance, that Poland traditionally assigns to children’s rights. The drafting and tabling of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which today is almost universally adopted by the UN Member States, is a prime example of this.

    Poland can also be proud of developmental aid projects in the area of children’s health and education, being currently implemented in Kenya. They include the “Healthy Pre-school” project in the informal settlement of Mathare in Nairobi – aimed at improving sanitation and children’s health; the “Pre-school Against Exclusion” project – to enhance young children’s access to high quality education and care in Mathare settlement; a “School for All” project – designed to equal life and educational opportunities of the children with disabilities, living in the semi-arid rural areas in the Mbita region as well as the construction and equipping of the Children Health Centre in Kithatu.

    At the very moment when Mandela Day celebrations were taking place in Nairobi, the Ghetto Classics children orchestra from Nairobi was playing in Poland. The orchestra, co-sponsored by the Polish developmental aid, enjoys also the tutelage of the world-famous young Polish conductor, composer and music producer Radzimir “Jimek” Dębski.

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