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A special thank you from the Centre for Autism!

In 2017, the IWAK money raised at the annual Charity Gala held at Pod Różą Hotel afforded the Centre for Autism in Kraków the opportunity to upgrade their sensory integration activities room and computer lab. The Centre showed its immense gratitude by gifting IWAK with a photobook showcasing all of […]

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Multicultural Easter Traditions

Get a taste for some interesting Easter traditions and beliefs from around Europe!  Sabine, Germany: Easter egg hunt outdoors. My brother and I always ran outside the back door to be the one to find the most eggs. While we searched, my parents would put a 5 Mark coin down by […]

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The effects of IWAK’s 2018 Charity Gala are now physically tangible!

We are super excited and proud to announce the official handover of brand new, super comfy foldout beds for the use of parents staying with their sick kids at the newly renovated children’s surgery ward of the University Children’s Hospital in Prokocim. Our donation of PLN 35,000, raised during our […]

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Krok po kroku: Reflections in the Mundane Moments of my Days

I hear the birds murmuring and cooing. Morning doves? Rock pigeons — outside on the roof of our building. I glance out the window at the tree in our courtyard, naked branches silhouetted against the pale blue morning sky. No movement discernible. And then yes, one… two tiny birds alight […]

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IWAK Charity Masquerade Ball 2018

Wow! What a night! Great company, fine dining, excellent live music, tasty wine and an amazing selection of items that did incredibly well on auction. That almost sums up the IWAK Charity Masquerade Ball held at the Sheraton Grand in December.  Thanks to our sponsors, guests, and hard-working Committee, we […]

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Polish Christmas Traditions

December in Polish Christian practice is the time of ADVENT. The Latin meaning of adventus is “coming” and it refers to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In my childhood, the rough time of the Communist 70s/80s, it was indeed a time of intense, expectant waiting for the time of […]

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IWAK Book Club Book Review – The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter

In October IWAK Book Club met to discuss this fascinating memoir. Our discussion was led by our Indian friend Payal Mahajan, who has kindly written this excellent book review. IWAK Book Club is a great place to socialise and chat about many interesting topics. We look forward to welcoming any […]

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The University Children’s Hospital: IWAK Gala Fundraising Goal

Anybody whose child has ever required a stay in the hospital has undergone enormous stress. It is heart-breaking to watch your little one suffer. The suffering is only compounded by being torn away from familiar surroundings and having the whole family’s routines disrupted as one parent joins the sick child […]

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Spotlight on the Committee – Interview with Leonie Mueller

What’s your story? I was born in South Africa and spent an idyllic childhood in many cities there. After completing Nursing Studies, I went to England, via Israel, where I hoped to study further. I got side-tracked, in a good way, working for an international non-profit organisation and met my […]

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Spotlight on the Committee – Interview with Anna Mey

What’s your story? I am a Polish-Australian who was born in Warsaw, grew up in Australia, and ended up in Kraków. I am a writer, translator and proofreader, a dancer and a traveller. I am also a mother of two, a wife of one, who loves reading, dancing, meeting new […]

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