About us

Warsaw based Nonprofit

SOK Foundation

We help refugee children from Ukraine

Right now the majority of our activities is focused on organizing “train the trainer” courses: Polish as a foreign language & Psycho-Social Support.
In peacetime, we help youth from foster care become independent and gain self-esteem as they enter adulthood. We do this by teaching basic cooking skills. We believe that cooking is a super power; it helps people connect with each other, lead healthier and self sufficient lives.

Foster care

We support young people from orphanages by organizing workshops and offering individual consultations at the Warsaw Family Support Center

Refugee children

Refugee children are particularly stressed by instability and uncertainty. They miss their hometowns and they have to adapt to the constantly changing circumstances. We carry out regular activities to give them sense of safety and help them feel better. In collaboration with KIK, we fund and organize Polish classes at Ukrainian school in Warsaw.


Teachers and care takers

We are organizing Polish as a foreign language course for lectors – during summer they will be able to teach thousands of children and prepare them for a new school year. We are also working on Psycho-Social Support Course for teachers and care takers – it’s crucial that teachers working with Ukrainian children have basic skills to manage stress and emotional disregulation.

Our youth

Life after foster care

Every year, about 2,000 adult pupils leave the walls of institutional orphanages. They are to start a new life in which they cannot find themselves. They are twice as likely to be unemployed as their peers, and 90% of them exhibit symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder often seen in soldiers). Most do not believe in themselves.

kids between 14 and 18 years old
children in foster care
emancipated from foster care
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Katia Roman-Trzaska

A pioneer in children’s cooking education. The founder of the first and the largest cooking school for children in Poland, Little Chef. Since 2007, she proves that the kitchen is a school where you can learn history, geography, maths and foreign languages. An extraordinary person and the heart of the foundation, full of empathy, energy and optimism.

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Zuzanna Skoczek

A specialist in turning words into action. She believes that great ideas can only be implemented through cooperation, so at night she dreams of a multifunctional platform connecting ideas with those who want to implement them. She turns culinary workshops into soft skills training with an extraordinary sense of humor. She passionately studies maps and chooses the most difficult routes in order to descend from them and find the least obvious exits.

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Board Member

Iga Pietrusińska

A specialist in releasing creative potential, passionate about nature and inner peace. In the foundation, she deals with communication and program development. She cares for the well-being of volunteers and the team and patiently raises the digital competences of workshop participants. Foundation’s third eye – introduces peace and sustains meaning.

Foundation in numbers

Our reach

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6 voievodships

26 orphanages

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120 care-takers

400 young adults

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Support our youth!

Thanks to your regular payments, we can reach young people who are just taking their first steps in adult life.

Samodzielność od kuchni

Wesprzyj samodzielność!

Dzięki Twoim regularnym wpłatom możemy docierać do młodzieży, która właśnie stawia pierwsze kroki w dorosłym życiu.

Donate today

Your donation will help us organize workshops, buy necessary equipment and products.

Direct transfers

Fundacja Samodzielność od kuchni

ul. Rejtana 15 lok. B

02–516 Warszawa

KRS 0000718683

Donate in EURO

IBAN: PL27 1140 2004 0000 3512 1066 0415
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