Last year ESF launched the campaign “AMU Poznanon” to find additional funding for the Interlinguistic Study Program in Poznan (Poland) at the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU). ESF has been a long-time supporter of this three year graduate program in the prestigious and second largest university in Poland, and the purpose of the AMU Poznan campaign is to collect, with the help of Esperantists, an additional $5,000 for this unique program. Last year’s campaign proved to be very successful, thanks to generous donations of Esperanto speakers, and ESF is happy to announce that it will continue this program for the academic year 2015-2016 as well, with the same ambitious goal: to collect an additional $5,000 for the Interlinguistic Study Program at AMU.
The AMU Poznan campaign works like this: each donation for this campaign gets doubled by ESF up to a maximum of $2500, so that the Interlinguistic Study Program receives an extra $5000 in addition to ESF’s regular funding. The AMU Poznan program was launched at a good time, as last year’s group is the largest one so far (26 people from 14 countries) – which also necessitates greater financial support. Many students enrolled in this program come from developing countries, and some of them have to travel thousands of miles to come to Poznan twice a year for the biannual face-to-face sessions. This is why additional support is especially needed now.
“To the donors I can only say thanks,” writes Suso Moinhos from Galicia, Spain, one of the students of the 2014-2017 group, “They support us decisively, trustfully, through Esperantic Studies Foundation and through Edukado.net. We try to respond with our efforts and hard work”. During this exciting graduate program the students will come to Poznan six times (twice each year) for intensive sessions, will do numerous tasks, will undergo exams, will make friends and develop their network. Their seventh time in Poznan will be for the final exam and thesis defence. They will deepen in the study of Esperanto phonetics, grammar, culture and literature, they will be initiated into the mysteries of interlinguistics, communication, semantics and lexicography, and they will learn about many other topics from our best specialists (Humphrey Tonkin, Sabine Fiedler, István Ertl, Vera Barandovska-Frank, Ilona Koutny, Zbigniew Galor, to name just a few). At the end of the program, they will teach, work, research and will carry the prestige and the professional level of Esperanto to new heights.
This fall, at the beginning of the 2nd year of this program which was particularly interesting thanks to the coinciding of the fall session with the cultural festival Arkones, ESF invites Esperantists to participate once again in the AMU Poznan campaign, or make a general donation to ESF in support of existing projects funded by ESF, such as Lernu.net and Edukado.net, and to help ESF invest in new promising initiatives. “If you want to use your money wisely, no matter the amount, to increase the international recognition of our language, consider supporting this noble idea. And if you hesitate, tell your non-Esperantist friends about this graduate course – you are going to be surprised by their respectful reaction”, writes Suso, who recommends supporting this program to all who would like to enrich “Esperantoland” with new outstanding specialists. We thank all our current donors and all the future donors who will give to this and other ESF programs and initiatives.
How to donate to AMU Poznan:
The list of the donors to “AMU Poznan”: http://esperantic.org/eo/poznano
Make a general donation to ESF:
More info on Interlinguistic Study Program:
General info: www.amu.edu.pl/~interl/
News: http://edukado.net/novajhoj?id=573, Polish Radio in Esperanto: http://pola-retradio.org/2015/10/e_elsendo-el-la-02-10-2015
Esperanto magazine (November issue)