A letter from the Academy of Justice:
On February 24, all Polish citizens were shocked by the news of the attack on Ukraine.
We would like to share with you an account of the activities of the University of Justice, which reached out to our neighbor, the ruthlessly and groundlessly attacked Ukraine.
The University of Justice reacted extremely quickly. Gen. Dr. Marcin Strzelec – Rector – Commandant decided to prepare places for refugees at the Uniformed Campus in Kalisz and to start a great aid operation for Ukraine. We declared, inter alia, that we will provide the possibility of continuing education for students from Ukraine at our university.
The first transport of aid to the border took place on February 27. We decided to protect those who need this protection the most – children. Children whose childhood was interrupted by bombs and bullets.
We took care of mothers with children in their arms, who had to travel the last kilometers to the border on foot. Often, they had to give up almost everything they had on the way. The great gratitude shown to our officers and employees was touching. Children, instead of accepting the toys we had prepared for them, wanted to give us their last toys. At such moments, we greatly appreciate the role our Service plays in serving society. We help because we believe it is our duty.
Our showcase with souvenirs of those days will surely receive a card that one of our pupils drew for us on his way to Kalisz.
On February 28, a press conference was held, during which the Rector – Commander Gen. Dr. Marcin Strzelec appealed to people of goodwill for all possible help and announced further actions taken by our university. The media from all over Poland informed about the incredible help of the University of Justice. We would like to point out that despite the fact that we are not big in terms of the number of students, our university activities surpassed all other universities and universities in the country. Our actions are also appreciated and supported by the central authorities, in particular, the Ministry of Justice in the person of Deputy Minister Dr. Marcin Romanowski.
The response of the local community to the Rector-Commandant’s appeal is phenomenal. The number of gifts that began to flow to the Uniform Campus was so great that traffic jams began to form on the access road to the Campus.
For those under our care from Ukraine, in cooperation with the community and representatives of the city authorities, we provided all necessary assistance. Refugees have accommodation, meals, an interpreter, and legal assistance, we also provided them with psychological help from our educated officers – psychologists. Children are educated by our teachers. The cadets volunteered to act as moderators of children’s time, but also to help sort, pack, and send aid to fighting Ukraine. Our branch in Warsaw is also involved in helping Ukraine. Our employees and civilian law students collect aid but also go to Kalisz to help sort and care for refugees. The citizens of Kalisz also come to us as volunteers.
About 120 refugees are currently staying at the Campus in Kalisz. Over 75 of them are children, most of them are not even 12 years old yet, we also have several babies. Soon our ranks will increase because one of the ladies is in a very advanced stage of pregnancy.
In order to sensitize people to the harm suffered by the victims of war, we decided to record a series of documentary films entitled “SWWS – a safe haven”. The first episode was posted on March 4.
However, this is not the end of our activities! Every day we sort and send to the border tons of supplies. Many of our officers and employees are involved in sorting, packing, and distributing gifts.
We will not stop working for the benefit of the helpless victims and our neighbor Ukraine! We appeal to you to support our action. Please send us gifts in kind and participate in the fundraiser organized by the Foundation for the Development of the University of Justice. Every good deed we do as people for the needy returns to us in gratitude and the smile of children in whose eyes hope shines again!
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