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IWAK Charity work and volunteering opportunities

Last year IWAK managed to hold a few successful Charity campaigns! Our Golden Charity Christmas Party brought in PLN 10,000 that was donated to the Autism Centre for their kitchen/dining renovations. Following valuable advice from our new Charity Officer Kasia Gates, the Centre approached IKEA requesting sponsorship and received a […]

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Colouring Mandalas as Meditation

The mandala is a circular image or structure. The word mandala literally means “circle” in the ancient Indian Sanskrit language and represents psychological and spiritual wholeness. It suggests the circular organisation of life itself and represents the entire cosmos, from the smallest cell to the largest planet. Meditating on a […]

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Polish Easter Egg Dying Traditions

As my kids (12, 15, 19) get older I have gradually been losing my enthusiasm – the one I had when my first daughter was four – for making craft with them. Taking care of their tiny fingers while they learn how to use scissors, limitless delights about their crooked, […]

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Coronavirus advice, information & updates

For up-to-date information in English, please consult Krakow Expats Directory for more information about the current advisories and updates. Government Chief Sanitary Inspectorate [Polish]

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Autism Centre Handover Visit

On 19 February Kasia Gates and I, on behalf of the IWAK Committee, visited the Centre of Autism and Complex Development Disabilities for the official handover of the 10,000 PLN collected at last year’s Christmas Charity Golden Party. This closes IWAK’s second year of financial assistance to the Centre. We […]

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The Joy of Volunteering in Kraków

Read any guide on how to best integrate into a new community and one of the top tips will always be – VOLUNTEER! It makes perfect sense – you can meet new people, get an opportunity to bridge the gap from “expat” to “local”, develop and maintain skills (often when […]

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5 months in Kraków

In August of 2019 my family and I moved to Kraków with the expectation we would live there for three or four years. We moved into our house, unpacked our boxes, started school and jobs, and began our love affair with Poland. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to last as long as […]

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IWAK Golden Charity Christmas Party 2019

If you skipped New Year’s celebrations and instead joined the IWAK Golden Charity Christmas Party on 7 December 2019, you won the lottery! The interiors of Avangarda welcomed all the guests with the unparalleled atmosphere of interwar Kraków. IWAK members celebrated the most important night of the year in a […]

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IWAK Golden Charity Christmas Party

This year IWAK’s annual Christmas charity event is the Golden Party, held to support the Centre for Autism and Complex Development Disabilities (http://www.centrum-autyzmu.pl). Since 2013, the Centre has been providing a wide range of professional, educational, medical and consulting services to students with autism spectrum disorders and their parents. This […]

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Overview of IWAK Events 2018-2019

Almost each month, between September and June, the IWAK Committee, with the help of members, works to create a fun and varied range of events for our ladies, as well as their partners and families. Our events include ladies’ nights out, cinema evenings, drinks, the Spring Family Mixer, Halloween parties, […]

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