Pawel Urbanowicz

Ashoka Fellow
Trzciel, Poland
Fellow Since 1996

Citation

This profile was prepared when Pawel Urbanowicz was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Introduction
Pawel is at the forefront of the effort to raise the quality of foster family care in Poland by launching the first national Polish foster family movement. Pawel's "by choice" foster families are an alternative to the dominant "by continuation" system in which foster care is provided by members of the same dysfunctional family. To combat the drastic housing shortage faced by foster families, Pawel is setting up a unique framework of "house banks".
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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