FOLM – Joanna Jędrzejczyk encourages young people to act!

FOLM's Ambassador in Poland. Credits: FOLM

Joanna Jędrzejczyk – master of mixed martial arts, has become an ambassador of the “FOLM – From nature to the labour market” project. The project supports young people from Warmia and Mazury who are looking for their way of life and profession. The project’s partner is the Food Bank in Olsztyn.

The aim of the project is to develop the life and professional skills of participants to become active on the labor market and motivated to continue learning. It is addressed to young people aged 18-29 who do not study or work. The project is implemented in three European countries: Poland (Warmia and Mazury), Ireland (Mid West) and Spain (Cantabria), and its leader is the Center for Innovative Education. The project is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and the Norwegian Grants Fund for Youth.

A few days of exciting field trips, individual meetings with coaches, contacts with employers, help young people unleash their inner potential, discover talents and direct them to the right career path.

Joanna Jędrzejczyk has become the ambassador of the project in Poland. Multiple champion of MMA, boxing, muai thai and kick-boxing. It aims to encourage young people to start developing their skills and work on changing their lives.

– We all have advantages, skills and potential. Not everyone had the opportunity and conditions to discover it, fight for themselves and their future. I believe that the FOLM project coaches will help young people find the best way of life – explains Joanna Jędrzejczyk. – I know how difficult it was to choose a career path – do not give up. Even if you fall down, get up and fight. I am the best example.

One of the most popular Polish sportsmen is to help in the promotion of the project.

– We believe that a person who has reached the sports peak with her hard work and regularity will inspire and encourage change for young people – says Marek Borowski, president of the Food Bank in Olsztyn. – The first group of people have already used the project and we have feedback that such a form of development is a hit. I invite other people to take part in an extraordinary adventure – he adds.

The ambassadors of the FOLM project in Spain are: football coach Quique Setien, and Sergio Canales, player of Betis Real and the Spanish national team. Serio Canales, who many times during his football career was struggling with injuries, shows young people how to achieve goals regardless of opposites.


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