Foundation for Freedom

OUR MISSION

Foundation for Freedom is an independent, non-profit public organization registered in Warsaw in 2004.

We fight for equality of every human being regardless their origin, race, gender, or religion.

We focus on migrants and all the greatest activities are addressed to them. We promote diversity of cultures and worldviews.

Sport

Physical activity is one of the most underappreciated form of social change. Sport carries an immense cultural impact and gives a sense of belonging and unity. A shared passion, emotions, and universal rules make natural environment for learning how to communicate with others. We use football as a tool of breaking prejudices and finding common ground with different groups.

Etnoliga is our original intercultural football league since 2010 where each team consists of male and female players, including migrants, LGBTQIA and other people at risk of exclusion. In 2020 Etnoliga received UEFA Grassroots Award for the best project in amateur football.

Refugees

Since 2012 we have been working with asylum seekers, mainly from Chechnya, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan and other countries who settled in Warsaw. They all have the trauma of forced migration, often war, behind them. Our program operates now in a centre for 300 refugees. It is a former military base 30 km away from Warsaw in the middle of a forest, far away from any means of communication.


In our day-room children and youth learn Polish, do their homework, develop skills, participate in cultural, sports and integrative activities. Our teams assists them in schools, organise trainings for their teachers. We also support thier parents – make appointments with doctors, lawyers, or recruiters, translate documents, organise free time and solve other daily issues.