15 February 2019
KFU will host the Day of Memory of Janusz Korczak

In 2018, the 140th anniversary of the birth of Janusz Korczak was celebrated around the world. This year, the “Call of the Heart” festival in memory of Janusz Korczak will be held in Moscow and Kazan.

From February 24 to March 24, at the sites of the Jewish Cultural Center in Moscow, Moscow State Pedagogical University and Kazan Federal University you can take part in lectures, discussions and presentations of exhibitions, film screenings that will reveal the personality and legacy of the greatest teacher and friend of children, Janusz Korczak.

Janusz Korczak - an outstanding teacher, writer, publicist, children's rights advocate, Polish Jew. His scientific work became the basis for the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and literary works were translated into almost all languages ​​of the world, for the sake of children during World War II, he refused to save his life three times.

The grand opening of the festival “The Call of the Heart” in memory of Janusz Korczak and the exhibition “No children - there are people” will take place on February 24. And on February 25, at the Institute of Childhood of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director for International Activities of IPO KFU Roza Valeeva will give a lecture on the humanistic pedagogical concept of J. Korchak.

It is not by chance that the organizers from the lecture of Rosa Alekseevny opened the festival. Rosa Alekseevna is known not only in Russia, but also far beyond its borders, since she is the President of the Russian Society Janusz Korchak and has repeatedly represented Russian korchak studies at conferences of various levels.

Korczak’s name and deed remained a guiding light for her life. She became one of the first members of the Russian Society of Janusz Korczak.

In addition, she is not only a theoretical teacher, but also a practitioner who created the Kazan Youth Korchakov Society “Sun for Children”, which still operates at the Institute of Psychology and Education at KFU. Roza Alekseevna has been working with students in orphanages for many years, realizing in practice the pedagogical concept of an outstanding humanist teacher.

On her initiative, the festival of the memory of Janusz Korczak “The Call of the Heart” will be held this year at Kazan University.

On February 26, well-known Korchakov scholar Marlena Senchek (Institute of Literature of the Polish Academy of Sciences) will arrive in Kazan. For everyone she will give a lecture  “To the biography of Janusz Korczak. Unknown documents.

In addition, the Korschak program at KFU will show the music and art composition Warsaw Nabat, a screening and discussion of the film Janusz Korczak, a meeting with members of the Kazan Youth Korchakov Society Sun for Children will be held.