The purpose of the Irena Sendler Award ‘For Repairing the World’ is to support teachers who teach their students in the spirit of tolerance and respect for others, who play an active role in their school and local community, and most importantly, who inspire young people to take action, combat prejudice and promote human rights.
The Award honors Irena Sendler, Polish social worker who saved lives of 2,500 Jewish children during the Second World War, and to promote values which were essential to her whole life. In 2006, just two years before her death, Irena Sendler personally chose the first laureates, Robert Szuchta and Norman Conard.
Since then, Center for Citizenship Education runs the program in cooperation with the Association ‘Children of the Holocaust’.
Every year, the Board awards teachers whose educational efforts merge into Irena Sendler’s living monument. The laureate of the Award receives 15 000 PLN.
Learn more about the Award in the attached pdf file.