With the funds donated by 3M, the Lifelong Learning Centre will provide classes for adults, allowing them to integrate more quickly and adapt to the job market. Additionally, the donation will help fund day care centers for refugee children. The 15th High School will offer Polish language courses, psychological-educational assistance and career counseling. Necessary teaching materials will also be purchased.
The 3M company decided to support the aid activities carried out in Wroclaw. This is where the Superhub - one of the five largest 3M production centers in the world - operates.
In agreement with the Department of Education and the Lifelong Learning Centre and 15th High School the scope of training was determined. Polish language classes will be conducted for adults, so that it will be easier for them, for example, to take up a job.
Ukrainian students will also benefit from learning Polish under the 3M grant. In 15th High School already since September 2021, in 15 preparatory divisions there are students from different countries, mostly of Ukrainian origin. As of February 24, 2022, an additional 120 students from Ukraine have been admitted. The entire school community is integrating, creating an intercultural space for learning and development.
The Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency actively participated in the project. As a recipient of the 3M grant through the Global Giving Foundation it finalized an agreement with the Lifelong Learning Centre and the 15th High School.
Active help since the beginning of the war
The 3M Community in Action
Polish 3M employees are also involved in helping refugees in many ways. Not only do they provide financial and material support, but they also help with transport and welcome refugees in their own homes.
3M is also showing its support in a symbolic way - in both of the company's Wroclaw locations Ukrainian flags are waving on masts alongside Polish flags and flags with the 3M logo.