Working in such a complex and large project as SEPAL requires action at many levels, as well as the cooperation with local and state institutions, which share a common goal – help people from vulnerable groups.
Collegium Balticum plays an important role on local educational market in terms of additional thematic courses for disadvantaged groups i.e people from socially and economically disadvantaged areas, unqualified adults and others. University’s intention is also to cooperate with local organizations in order to provide international projects, thematic workshops and seminars to attract target groups. This non formal education path gives local communities many best practices and is fruitful in many important initiatives.
The Foundation for Social Rehabilitation and Readaptation Tulipan is one of our local partners who are very helpful in case of implementing the SEPAL project. Representatives of the organizations contact us in order to help in recruiting project participants as well as in contacting local institutions and employers.
The mission of the Tulipan Foundation is to help other persons. The institution provides support to prisoners and offenders staying or leaving prisons or their families. The Tulipan Foundation is a place where everyone who wants to change will get the help they need.
The Foundation was founded in January 2013 in Szczecin – where it is currently based and runs the TULIPAN Post-Penitentiary Aid Centre. There are support groups operating in the foundation, and a number of initiatives are carried out to support their activities. The Foundation carries out its activities in the form of freedom and penitentiary (in the area of detention centers and prisons). Tulipan Foundation provides the correspondence assistance as the only institution in Poland (by letters), for convicts in prison all over Poland.
In the Tulipan Foundation work specialists (experts) – people with a big heart, very educated, huge professional experience and knowledge. Tulipan Foundation’s activity is supported by state institutions with which it cooperates on a daily basis, as well as private persons (former convicts, journalists, artists, publicists).
Former prisoners receive: support and motivation, information, penitentiary and post-penitentiary, legal, vocational training, psychological, therapeutic and social assistance. The Tulipan Foundation has already implemented more than 50 original programs and published many publications on penitentiary and post-penitentiary assistance, professional, preventive and motivational. It has created many spots and films promoting help for convicts – touching on many social problems.
The Foundation has received many significant awards, among others for “Special and innovative achievements in social assistance and integration”.
Our cooperation within the SEPAL project wouldn’t be effective without the support of our local partners (LSC). So, in the end, we present a spot of the Fundacja Tulipan, which actively supports the SEPAL project and is one of the few organizations in Poland that provides comprehensive support for former convicts.
More information about Foundation Tulipan you can also find here: www.fundacjatulipan.pl