The Kings Foundation and the British Alumni Society are joining forces in promoting access to top quality education. TKF and BAS share the same aim of nurturing world class professional elite with strong links to Poland, and both possess established relations within the ecosystem of non-for profit organizations in Poland. It is the strong belief of their leaders, that a long-term partnership will allow for better implementation of both organizations’ missions in the area of education and youth empowerment.
As crucial part of the cooperation, TKF will provide support to the the BAS Scholarship Scheme, given by its established peer-mentoring program and the Ambassadors Network in the UK. The BAS Scholars will receive TKFs support in applying to the world’s leading universities, and will become part of its top universities student and alumni network.
TKF and BAS will also share efforts to promote high quality education in Poland via event organization, youth and media outreach, and other joint initiatives that may help promote innovative young leadership in Poland and high quality education.
The British Alumni Society was established in 1999 under the auspices of the British Council and the British Embassy in Warsaw, to provide a forum for graduates of scholarship schemes offered by those two institutions. Today with 550 members (both Poles and British nationals residing in Poland, who have studied or participated in other educational schemes in the United Kingdom) BAS organizes seminars, conferences and mentoring programmes in cooperation with following organizations: the British Council, the British Embassy, the British Polish Chamber of Commerce and the British-Polish Parliamentary Group. The BAS also runs Scholarship Programme aimed to Polish secondary school students seeking opportunities of studies abroad. BAS scholarship competition is overseen by the Graduate School of Social Research at IFiS PAN, ensuring proffessional selection standard. In 2013 the Scholarship Competition received Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Bronisław Komorowski.