Ambassador Patricia Ann V. Paez with a Bridge Foundation student-volunteer holding a Philippine flaglet; they held cards advocating for sustainable development  


With the active participation of students, The Bridge Foundation launched “#GlobalReadingOnGlobal Challenges” which focuses on climate change and sustainable development


Mr. Adam Koniuszewski, founder of The Bridge Foundation and Amb. Paez. 


Amb. Paez in a brief huddle with The Bridge Foundation ambassador and Polish actress Ms. Malgorzata Kozuchowska (right) 


L to R: Switzerland’s Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jurg Burri, Italy’s Ambassador H.E. Mr. Aldo Amati, and Amb. Paez.

WARSAW_________In a timely and fitting way to kick-start Poland’s hosting this December of the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) in the City of Katowice as well as to create greater awareness about the U.N.-sponsored storybook Fairy Tales for a Fairer World, The Bridge Foundation unveiled “#GlobalReadingOnGlobalChallenges” on 05 November 2018 at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The event focused on the topic of climate change, environment protection, and sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Through the foundation's “Education is a Window to the World” program, 400 high school students from 20 Polish schools have been “exploring global economic, environmental and social challenges at the faculty of management with the University of Warsaw..”

“One unique approach of this project is the use of story-telling. The students translated into Polish the Fairytales for a Fairer World - a storybook initiative of the United Nations Director General to promote the Sustainable Development Goals.” A chapter was “turned into a theatrical play by students from the bilingual Polish-French Zmicowska High School in cooperation with the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. “ The play was premiered during the event.

The Bridge Foundation was founded by Mr, Adam Koniuszewski and his wife Mrs. Margo Koniuszewski who serves as its president. The Bridge Foundation is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which “engages opinion leaders and the youth on sustainable development and global issues.”  The foundation also “empowers young people to become ambassadors of change” and wages “campaigns to inspire businesses to engage with communities.” 

Mr. Koniuszewski is an executive in residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a Fellow of Order of Chartered Professional Accountants in Canada and the World Academy of Art and Science, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. (END)