Children’s Day at the United Nations in New York City
In some countries, including Poland, June 1st is celebrated as the International Children’s Day. This year, on June 3rd, Mariola Strahlberg and Joyce Reilly were invited to speak about Children’s Rights to a class of first graders from Chelsea Public School in New York City. The program, organized by the Polish Mission to the UN and Polish Cultural Institute, took place at the United Nations building. To learn more about this special event, click here.
Marcia Talmage Schneider in Kiev, Ukraine
In May, Marcia Talmage Schneider, one of the founding members of the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA was in Kiev, Ukraine. Her book, Janusz Korczak: Sculptor of Children’s Souls was translated into Ukrainian thanks to many efforts of members of the Ukrainian Korczak Association and Svetlana Petrovskaya. Learn more about Marcia’s visit to the Ukraine here.
Korczak Day at Staten Island University in New York City
In April, Mariola Strahlberg and Marcia Talmage Schneider were invited by Dr. Mikhail Epstein to present together with Eva Haller from the European Janusz Korczak Academy (Munich, Germany) at the School of Education at the College of Staten Island. The seminar was well attended by students and faculty. Click here to learn more.
Visit to Hackensack Polish School in Hackensack, NJ
In April, Mariola Strahlberg visited the school during their Easter Celebration and was one of the people to decide about the best decorated Easter eggs. When she saw all the beautiful eggs and unique presentations and realized the hours of work that the children (and probably their parents) put into them, she was in awe and very glad that there were two other people to help her decide on the three best projects. After the egg celebration, Mariola made a presentation about Korczak Camp to the middle school students with the hope that some summer some of them will visit that very special camp in Poland.
Janusz Korczak’s Play, Ten Matchboxes
In March, Mariola Strahlberg attended the play Ten Matchboxes at the JCC in Teaneck, NJ, performed by Amichai Pardo from Israel. The play was presented to students in Hebrew and although Mariola doesn’t speak Hebrew, she enjoyed the performance immensely.