1.1 Promotion of local culture and history
Mother House of Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel in Miejsce Piastowe (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Roman Catholic Parish in Skole (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
Bronisław Markiewicz, Father Salesian, living on the turn of the 19th and 20th century was the founder of trade schools and initiator of asylums for poor and orphaned youths in Miejsce Piastowe. He created home, provided material and psychical support preparing hundreds of young people for their independent adult life. The educational approach of Fr. Markiewicz: education through labour and culture was based on his mentor – St. John Bosco. The life of this extraordinary Father Salesian inspired authors of the MichaelAndYouth project.
The project focuses on creating educational centres for youth in Poland and Ukraine. New established Culture and Heritage Centre “Michael” in Miejsce Piastowe will be hosted by monumental Sanctuary and Cloister of the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel. The construction works will be the extension of existing residence of Secondary School at Lower Seminar. Similar centre is going to be created on the Ukrainian side of the border. Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Parish in Skole will form the Culture and History Centre for young people. The new building complex will serve in the field of education through labour, patriotic values and cultural activities.
The facilities and equipment of centres will ensure Polish and Ukrainian youth a place for meetings and workshops shaping their personality, abilities to perform specific works or professional roles. Both objects will provide a space for accommodation, conference room and theatre, as well as the information points oriented on the history and culture of the border area. What is valuable in the project, both partners will share with each other their experiences and methods. Joint actions and promotion shall bring closer integration not only between youth but also other residents and tourists.
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