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Foundation

Witold Bereś

THE WORLD MAKES SENSEFOUNDATION

The World Makes Sense Foundation (Świat Ma Sens) was established on on Friday, November 13, 2009.

The founders believe that, against prejudice and difficulties, it is worthwhile to support affirmative attitudes to the world and people. The idea that  the world makes sense was proclaimed by movie character Angel Giordano, played by Krzysztof Globisz, in Angel in Cracow, an acclaimed film produced by the founders of the Foundation.

 

From the very beginning, the Foundation, in various ways, has been influencing individuals so they share positive attitudes and have faith in themselves and the country they live in. The foundation also propagates a wide range of positive values such as universal solidarity of people, love for tradition and always looking at the bright side of life.

 

The foundation has produced many social actions aimed at prompting to think about the contemporary world regardless of political inclinations. In 2010, a large-scale online and television campaign urged people to take part in the 2010 presidential elections. Thanks to it, many Poles altered their summer vacation plans to take part in the runoff elections—the voter turnout in July marked a 7% increase as compared to the first round of the election.

 

The people of the foundation love literature. This is why, since June 2011, the foundation has been running a campaign entitled “Books make you happy!” Through the campaign the foundation has been donating poetry books to outstanding individuals living in small cities.

 

History is also important to the foundation. The organization honors outstanding individuals from the past who can be role of Masters today. For exeample the foundation held 80th birthday celebration for Krzysztof Kozłowski, the first chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Poland after the 1989 political transformation, who also co-founded Tygodnik Powszechny, one of the most influential Catholic weeklies in Poland. Then foundation, also, published a book about Krzysztof Kozłowski.

Since its inception, the foundation focused on movies. The first movie project of the foundation was the coproduction of All Matthew’s Women, directed by Artur Więcek Baron. Another project, conducted in cooperation with the television TVN, was „Bartoszewski. His Way”, a documentary about Władysław Bartoszewski.

 

An important element of the foundation is its web portal Poland Makes Sense, devoted to people with affirmative thinking, which aims at spreading the culture of affirmative thinking about Poland.

 

The foundation also supports non-commercial cultural projects. Several young and promising writes have earned scholarship from the foundation. It also supported singer Magda Brudzińska in her first album recording.

 

The last but not the least: a united Europe is a high-held value for all the foundation people.