Objectives of the Foundation
“Inspired by my grandparents who saved 39 Jews from the Nazis, our mission is to build a reality in which everyone feels safe and dignified, regardless of their background, race, religion or skin color.” – Kasia Skopiec, founder of the Humanosh Foundation
The foundation helps refugees who come to Poland and have nowhere to go. They can stay at Mirnyj Dom and get support in the the process of legalizing their stay in Poland. The Foundation also supports them in dealing with official, labor and legal matters. They have accommodation and medical care for free.
Humanosh also organizes Medical Missions, which are an important part of the Foundation's activities. Together with a group of medics, humanitarian convoys, evacuation transports and all other forms of medical assistance are organized. Humanosh has evacuated about 2000 sick and injured people from Ukraine to Poland and abroad for further treatment. The project was co-financed by WHO. Now doctors and paramedics help provide help and care to those in regions forgotten by others. Transports with humanitarian aid go regularly to Ukraine providing food, equipment, medicines and other necessary to live things. More about medical missions, you can read in the tab on our website.
All of the Foundation's activities are made possible by donors around the world. Support comes from private people, companies and organizations. We can help thanks to their donations. Thank you for every support.
How You Can Help
The foundation's goals are:
- Comprehensive activities for communities around the world and bringing nations together,
- Dissemination and maintenance of national culture and traditions among children and young people from different regions of the world, respecting tolerance and multiculturalism,
- Supporting the activation and undertaking activities aimed at integrating children and youth from different regions of the world and their families,
- Organization of training courses, lectures, exhibitions, festivals,
- Promotion and organization of of volunteering,
- Health protection and promotion,
- Counteracting addictions and social pathologies,
- Activities for national and ethnic minorities and regional language,
- Activities supporting the development of local communities and communities,
- Promotion of culture, art, protection of cultural assets and national heritage,
- Promotion and dissemination of physical culture,
- Promoting ecology and animal protection and the protection of natural heritage.
"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela
In his excellent book "Yours Truly," AI Weiwei writes: "Unfortunately, I don't think the world will ever be a place where we can live without fear. There always seems to be a need to fight for our basic human rights. Every day, we must struggle - and sometimes even make sacrifices - in our efforts to protect these values."
These words and those of Nelson Mandela are the motivation for the foundation to uphold, every day, such values as freedom, respect and love. Everyone deserves them, regardless of origin, race, religion or skin color.
Asked: why do I help? I answer - because it's in my genes
More than once - in the history of our entire family - we found ourselves in situations that taught us the value of helping people in life. Now we would like to pass these values on to others.
My name is Katarzyna Skopiec. I am the co-founder of the foundation. My grandparents were awarded the title of Righteous. This has meaning.
In 2008, my husband Peter and I took care of Sonam, a Tibetan girl who came to Poland to study. Currently, Sonam is a doctor and my daughter.
Her younger sister Kandżu came into our lives 3 years later and went into dentistry, and at the Foundation she is a volunteer and helps with many activities.
Our family consists of my husband Piotr Skopiec and our children. Piotr is a key organizer of medical missions. As part of the Humanosh Emergency Medical Team, he actively helps by, among other things, traveling to Ukraine, risking his life in the process. Our children: Sonam Skopiec, Zuzanna Fiedler, Kandżu Skopiec and Franciszek Obuchowicz.
Thanks to these experiences, we know how to make the impossible possible. We know how to help refugees overcome the barriers that prevent them from basic functioning in our country. We know exactly how to deal with children, when dealing with the simplest matter is often even more difficult due to their legal status, which is not fully settled.
My grandmother at the age of 24, having a small child - my mother - risked her life and that of her family to save 39 people. When asked - why? she said - because that's what one does. Simply put.
During the last 10 years I have learned how to
That's why I would like to share my experience, help others, educate and raise awareness, as well as support various institutions - starting from kindergarten to college.
Because we are all children of one world!
How You Can Help
Support the work of our Foundation - only with your help can we succeed!
The founders of the foundation have been actively helping refugees for more than 15 years. Humanosh Foundation has been operating since 2020, with the help of the family, volunteers and thanks to the support of donors we help refugees and spread the story of the Wołosiański family.
Our mission is to build a reality where every person feels safe and dignified regardless of their background, race, religion or skin color.
Only with your help can we succeed!
Our family history
When asked if we can handle raising 14-year-old Sonam, 12-year-old Zuzia said that if her grandmother managed to help 39 people, she too could live in a room with one Tibetan girl.
Chime's story is amazing, as an 11-year-old she abandoned her family home and fled across the Himalayas to India, where she went to school. Due to the fact that she did not learn well she was expelled from that school. For a little girl from Tibet there are only two choices in such a situation - to become a prostitute or... a seamstress.
Here another problem arose - Chime could not sew. With help came her uncle Ajama and the Sam Jub Ling Foundation, who, at the invitation of the Bednarska School Complex in Warsaw, decided to bring her to Poland as part of the Multi-kulti program.
Already in Poland were her cousins Sonam and Lodroma, who had also arrived earlier at the invitation of the Foundation, Uncle Ajam and the school. However, as it turned out during the trip, coming to Poland without a passport was not an easy undertaking. Chime carried only a Government of India-issued travel document for refugees, which did not authorize her to board FinnAir. In the end, however, she flew out.
We met Chime on May 2, 2008 at Unia Lubelska Square in Warsaw. She came to meet us, accompanied by her uncle and Donata from the Foundation. The next meeting was already at our home, where it turned out that the Ajama Foundation was looking for a home not only for the then eighteen-year-old Chime, but also two years younger Londroma and fourteen-year-old Sonam.
The girls had already spent time in Poland, so they spoke little Polish. Chime spoke only Tibetan, poorly in Chinese, not to mention English.
The vacations were beginning, during which we decided to take care of the girls. The girls gradually began to get along with more family members - starting with my dad. It didn't take long for us to understand that the girls should stick together. We started with the youngest one.
In September 2008, Sonam came to live in a room with our Zuzia. It was not easy for us. We knew we lacked experience, we acted intuitively. And it was only September... Sonam's guardians were completely different people. We had no documents, and one question kept boiling in our heads - what next?
Ms. Donata at the Foundation gave us the idea of a trip to Tibet, where we were to meet Sonam's parents. We didn't need to be told twice. Without thinking much, the three of us went to Tibet. Along with our visas and our willingness to take over custody, we took with us pictures of Sonam and Zuzi, a whole backpack of toys, Sonam's letter to her parents and my grandmother's ring, which we wanted to give to Sonam's mother, as well as a notarized deed drawn up before we left, in which her dad entrusts us with his child.
After obtaining documents for Sonam, our new life with three children began. Whenever we found ourselves lacking skis, bicycles or clothes, there was someone with a willingness to help. Marysia Kowalewska started the "Merry Wory" campaign, and Ania Ambroziak helped with ski equipment and beautiful clothes. Everything finally started to come together.
The idyll was interrupted by the death of Sonam's cancer-stricken mother. It was at that time that the thought of adopting Kandżu - Sonam's younger sister - germinated in us. Our financial situation at the time, did not allow us to take this step. Fortunately, again on our way we met more good people. Krzysztof Sajnóg helped us realize the journey for Kandżu, paying for her ticket to Poland. It wasn't easy, I didn't fall in love with her right away either, but it didn't take long for this situation to change.
And so we began another chapter of our journey together. The most beautiful one we could have imagined.