Our team

Board of Directors

Krzysztof Jarymowicz

Krzysztof is a graduate of Psychology and Ethnography at University of Warsaw. One of the founders of Foundation for Freedom, now the chairman of the board. Originator and coordinator of Etnoliga and other integrative and sport related projects in Foundation for Freedom. Laureate of the POLCUL Foundation award, ambassador of the EPALE platform. Former journalist. Privately, a father of three children, a football enthusiast, chess-player, and cyclist.

Magdalena Zaborowska-Gumieniak

Magda is a pedagogue and organizer of cultural activities. A graduate of the Faculty of Education and the Institute of Polish Culture at University of Warsaw. An activist in Foundation for Freedom since 2010 where she deals with non-formal and cross-cultural education. A founder of the Recreation Room for Refugee Children. She has worked with refugee families pedagogically for more than 10 years. Additionally, she conducted international youth exchanges and trainings on fair play and cooperation with refugee children. A coauthor of “Sport for dialogue” and a practical manual for teachers, animators, and local leaders on fair play game (“Graj fair z innymi”).

Governing Council

Antoni Adamowicz

Antoni is a diplomat, graduate of Institute of Sociology at University of Warsaw. He worked at non-profit organizations in Italy and Spain. He’s an originator of social campaign “Tiszert dla Wolności” (T-shirt for Freedom). He’s one of the founders of Foundation for Freedom. He currently works at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Privately, he’s a passionate of cinematography, photography, and travelling.

Dora Montagna

Dora is a translator and linguist. Graduate of Lingue e Letterature Straniere Università degli Studi in Turin. She studied in Spain and Warsaw. She is a co-founder of Foundation for Freedom. She worked as an theatre animator in schools, prisons, and hospitals. She’s interested in European projects of mobility and integration.

Julian Kutyła

Julian is a lead editor of Krytyka Polityczna. A doctor of Philosophy, publisher, translator of English and French (e.g. Žižek, Hardt, Badiou, Erlbruch.) Has published in newspapers such as Gazeta Wyborcza or Rzeczpospolita.

Our team

Martyna Łukaszewska

Martyna is a graduate of International Relations at University of Warsaw and graduate school of humanitarian aid. A certificated trainee of social competences who works in the approach of Positive Discipline. A coordinator of the Recreation Room for Refugee Children, and a tutor. She conducts a workshop for youth on cross-cultyral education. She also works at Ta Szansa Association, before also at the Polish Humanitarian Action. She’s a passionate of Africa and Middle East countries and their cultures. She travels all around the world and always carry a Harry Potter series in her suitcase.

Izabela Orłów

Iza graduate of anthropology in Warsaw and Tallinn. A member of eco-feminist collective W(y)puszczone (“let in/let out”). She co-works with Mroky collective and a few other groups. She works with kids on emotions and physical activities, especially various sports and stretching. She connects the foundation with other social initiatives, including Grupa Granica. She loves mountains, climbing, and dub events. She always carry her handmade journal and can be often noticed on a bike. She created a slogan “zabawa prawem człowieka” (having fun is a human right) which can be seen on foundations’s notebooks and bags.

Susanna Andreis

Suzi is a graduate of Slavic Philology at Turin University. She has lived in Poland since 1997. A football enthusiast who initiated a female amateur football tournaments in Warsaw. A co-creator of a Chrząszczki Club Sport (“chrząszczek” is a Polish name for a little beetle). An originator and a coordinator of Female Football Academy. Besides football, she is or was a part of: Women’s Coalition of March 8, Lesbian Coalition (LBT), Ulica Siostrzana (Siostrzana Street), Kobiety Kobietom (Women for Women), and other queer feminist collectives. She’s promoted polish drag king scene. A yogin, vegan, lesbian, cyclist, football player, and amateur photographer.

Volha Kalakolsava

Volha was born in Belarus. She studied at a music school, and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk at the theater department. She works as a theater and film actress, conducts acting workshops for children and adults, as well as self-development and intercultural classes.

Elmira Abasbekova

Elmira comes from Kyrgyzstan. She graduated from the Polytechnic University in Saint-Petersburg. Mother of three. She has been living in Poland for several years and has a refugee experience. She has been associated with the Foundation for Freedom since 2021 as an assistant to refugee families as part of the “Recreation Room” activities. In addition, she works at the Foundation for Somalia as an integration advisor, conducts intercultural workshops in schools and handicraft classes. – I like my job because I can help others – she explains.

Mateusz Stefański

Mateusz studied Iran Philology at University of Warsaw. In Foundation for Freedom, he makes translations and works with children and youth.

Karol Mikulski

Karol has been a football referee for a dozen years and a manager of the team of Etnoliga referees since the beginning.

Nadia Poveshchenko

Nadia is a tutor for preschool children, a rhythm teacher. She graduated from the Artemivska School of Pedagogy in Donbas, Ukraine. She came to Poland with two children as a refugee in 2014. In the center for foreigners in Targówek, she actively participated in the initiatives of the Recreation Room. She co-created and conducted the foundation’s intercultural workshops for children and trainings for teachers and social workers. Since 2022, she has been coordinating a common room for Ukrainian children in Warsaw.

Alicja Gorońska

Alicja studied social anthropology at the University of Warsaw as well as ceramics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She works with children at Przystanek “Świetlica” and runs handicraft workshops for adults. She also co-creates Grupa Wolne supporting young people with experience of migration.