EFC

Team

The EFC team consists of passionate people, working on creating high standards of education and support for outstandingly talented youth in Poland.

Both the administrative, communication and finance employees, as well as those directly working with young people are high-class specialists, with many years of experience in working for NGOs.

The special tasks at EFC are carried out by regional coordinators and a psychologist, who remain available to the students any time the need arises. They are experts, who coordinate taking care of the Scholars and watch over the recruitment process.

Igor Brewka

Administration Manager

Graduate of Ukrainian Studies at the UMSC in Lublin, research and teaching employee at the UWM in Olsztyn, sworn translator. He is always willing to take on organizational and administrative challenges and helps people in need. An IT specialist by passion. He likes good films, computer and board games as well as fantasy literature.

Agata Bańkowska

Communications Manager

Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She has been in the advertising business for years. She is interested in culture, advertising as well as building brand image. At the EFC Foundation, she is responsible for the broad field of communication. The possibility of combining her skills with her interests for the sake of the Foundation, gives her great determination and satisfaction. Privately she loves nature, art and traveling.

Aleksandra Kosińska

Communications Coordinator

Graduate of the Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Warsaw. Previously connected with the finance sector. Admirer of finding solutions – she completed an internship at a human rights NGO in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. At EFC, she coordinates the broad field of communication. She likes to spend her free time on charity work as well as doing sports. She enjoys traveling, theatre, books and cooking.

Ulyana Buzenko

Administration Specialist

Graduate of the Wasyl Stefanyk University in Iwano-Frankiwsk, teacher, research and teaching employee. She currently utilizes her experience in administrative work at the Foundation. She enjoys helping others, traveling and reading. She is interested in psychology and the development of children.

Marek Michalewski

Supervisor

Graduate of the Marine Academy in Gdynia. After many years of working at sea as a radio officer, he took under his care the Scholars from schools in Słupia and Szczekociny. At EFC, he is responsible for the cooperation with the Tadeusz Jarmundowicz Middle School in Szczekociny and the Szczekociny Schools Association, especially in the field of financial help and promotion.

Joanna Krawczyk

A management and cultural senior specialist with Master’s degrees in English Studies (Warsaw University) and Cultural Studies (Jagiellonian University). She holds over a decade’s experience in the field of management and PR, cooperating with major Polish and European NGOs and institutions (European Comission, Allianz Kulturstiftung, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Evens Foundation)  focused on media, media literacy, culture, and civic involvement and education. A surfer and longboarder, interested in behavoural studies of animals.

Urszula Kuczyńska

Projects Manager

A graduate of Social Psychology at SWPS University and Interior Design at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She also studied Exhibition Design at Politecnico di Milano. Postgraduate in Artistic Education at the Faculty of Management of Visual Culture. On an everyday basis, she works with sculpture and space managing cultural heritage. She has an interest in aesthetics and the culture of education.

Aleksandra Saczuk

Coordinator of the Education Inspiration Program

A graduate of European Studies at the University of Warsaw. Passionate about education, trainer, develops educational and social projects. She gained experience in non-governmental organizations (including the CEO, PFRS), as well as in the Polish and French state administration and at the university - carrying out research projects as a PhD student. She believes in clever, modern education which is changing the world.

Elżbieta Broda

Regional Coordinator in the Pomorskie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie provinces

She completed Political Science and history at the University of Gdańsk. Student of Iberian Studies. Teacher and educator, working with talented youth for many years. Her biggest passion: exploring the islands of Greece and Andalusia.

Agnieszka Jabońska-Buchla

Regional Coordinator in the Wielkopolskie and Łódzkie provinces. Foundation psychologist

Graduate of Educational Studies and Social Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Has worked with NGOs for many years. Educator and psychologist by profession and by passion. Lover of mountains, European cinema and yoga.

Iwona Konopka

Regional Coordinator in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Podlaskie provinces

Graduate of Educational Studies at the Warmińsko-Mazurskie University, she gladly engages in social activities. She knows Polish villages very well and knows first-hand the struggles of moving to a big city and living in a dorm. She likes to cook and travel.

Łukasz Krzemiński

Regional Coordinator in the Małopolskie and Śląskie provinces

Graduate of the Jagiellonian University in the department of Polish philology as well as the Educational University in Cracow in the Educational Department with a specialization of Community Service. He has been working with socially excluded youth for many years now. He likes cycling and surrounding himself with books.

Andrzej Piękoś

Regional Coordinator in the Mazowieckie and Świętokrzyskie provinces

Special Educator in the field of resocialization and supporting families. Author of educational projects and cyber security workshops for youth. For many years, he has been working with NGOs, managing projects from various fields of education. He is passionate about music and sound production, mixing and mastering audiomaterials.

Robert Walków

Regional Coordinator in the Lubuskie and Zachodniopomorskie provinces

Graduate of the Zielonogórskie University, specializing in teaching Polish. He worked with kids in the Youth Sociotherapy Center in Zabor for 6 years. Before that he carried out projects financed by European Funds. A passionate sports fan and long-distance runner.

Maciej Ziółkowski

Regional Coordinator in the Lubelskie and Podkarpackie provinces

Graduate of the Education and Psycholoy Department at the Marie Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin. For many years now, he has been working with youth from pathological, low-income and large families. He is passionate about sports, especially football, as wellas theatre and war literature.

Kalina Żaczek

Regional Coordinator in the Dolnośląskie and Opolskie provinces

Graduate of Educational Studies at the University of Wrocław. For over 8 years, she has been working with NGOs in the field of carrying out development workshops with children, youth and adults, as well as volunteering and project management She is interested in CSR and career consulting. In her free time, she takes mountain trips with her dog. At the Foundation, she is also responsible for the EFC Mentoring and Volunteering projects.

Małgorzata Zataj

Regional Coordinator in the Śląskie province

Currently on maternity leave

Psychology graduate at the Wrocław University, systemic psychotherapist, coach, trainer and crisis interventionist. In love with family values and extracting potential out of others. She always looks for a second, good side to everything. At the EFC Foundation, she is responsible for coordinating the Śląskie province as well as the broad field of psychological care for Scholars. Privately she enjoys baking, preparing surprises and traveling.

Joanna Utrata

Accountant

Graduate of the Higher School of Applied Computer Science WIT. An accountant with an expanded work experience. She is accustomed with every accounting program. She likes to spend her free time in an active way, she enjoys good cuisine and new challenges.

Krystyna Kiełbowicz

Accountant

Accountant with a large experience, auditor. A long-time employee of Mr. Andrzej Czernecki. She takes a break from numbers by working in her garden. During bad weather, she likes to watch nature films.