Polish president gives scholarships to 48 children
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife have formally handed scholarships to 48 children of uniformed service people who were killed or wounded while on duty.
Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, President Andrzej Duda and a scholarship recipient. Photo: Grzegorz Jakubowski/KPRP.
“I want you to have the feeling that you owe something, not to those who support you… but to your parents,” Duda said, adding it was all parents’ wish to see their children develop.
“If this initiative even slightly helps you do that … then I think that will be the most satisfying for everyone who contributed to this campaign,” Duda said.
The scholarships are funded by the Dorastaj z Nami (Grow up with us) foundation, set up to help the children of victims of the Polish presidential plane crash which on 10 April, 2010, killed 96 people in Smolensk, western Russia.
In 2013 the charity began supporting children of firefighters, soldiers and other uniformed officers who were killed or injured in the line of duty. (vb/pk)