On May 24, the competition and meetings of thr project EXIT ROOM AFRICA took place in Cracow. One of the guests of the event was Ewa Piekarska.
The project was prepared by four students of the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University and a group of academic staff of the institute. In an attractive and innovative way, he was supposed to show high school students that studying is not just about attending classes, collecting notes and learning, but also exploring new land, pursuing their passion and learning through creative action. That is why the students were invited to an “escape room”, which has been very successful in the entertainment market recently, but for this particular project, it also had an educational advantage related to African topics and the everyday issues of the Institute Political Science and International Relations. Four high school students entered the competition: I Secondary High School of name Boleslaw Chrobry of Pszczyna, 5th Liceum of name August Witkowski from Cracow, Liceum Ogólnokształcące of name Tadeusz Kosciuszko from Krzeszowice and IV Secondary High School in. John Paul II of Tarnow. Students fiercely competed in the three rooms within which they had to work with cartographic materials, iconographies and statistics. Ultimately, I price won the First High School of name Boleslaw Chrobry from Pszczyna, who showed knowledge, perceptiveness and extraordinary ability to work in a group.
In parallel to the games being played, a series of open lectures were held that theme thematically around the problems of the African continent. Among the speakers was dr hab. Robert Kłosowicz, Profesor of thr Jagiellonian Univeristy who as a long-term scientific researcher, talked about international relations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Then came Ewa Piekarska, who, as an employee of the Polish Medical Mission, repeatedly visits Africa. The problem of Western Sahara in international relations was also discussed, which was given by Dr. Joanna Mormul. During lectures, Mateusz Gurbiel shared his experiences with Madagascar, where he was on behalf of the Polish Foundation for Africa and Piotr Tomza, who was a direct participant in the "Africa Nowak" journey following the footsteps of prominent traveler Kazimierz Nowak.
PMM thank for invitation to participate in the project and wish many successes for the initiates and high school students.