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Cosmos and Raspberry

„Cosmos and Raspberry” is a fairy tale intended for children aged 9-12, the aim of which is to build self-confidence in girls, inspire them to grow and take leadership roles in the technology industry.

In addition to the fairy tale itself, the publication also contains substantive content intended for parents and teachers, which makes it easier to work with the text and suggests how to talk to children about gender equality in a practical way and how to build girls’ sense of agency, confidence in their skills and competences in hard sciences.

The publication was created as part of an educational program run by the Zaczytani.org Foundation and Huawei.

Together we support Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5 and 10:

People involved in the project:

Zofia Karaszewska

Zofia Karaszewska

Mom and yogi. Journalist and screenwriter. Co-author of the book „Ada, to wypada!” and “Pod podszewką.” She cooperates with the Kosmos Foundation. Creator of social campaigns promoting reading „Czytaj, zobacz więcej!” and „Czytam sobie”. Chairwoman of the Warsaw Bibliotherapeutic Circle. Ranked by the monthly „Brief” among the „50 most creative people in Polish business”.

Sylwia Stano

Sylwia Stano

Culture expert, writer, reading promoter, graduate of the first edition of the School of Ecopoetics at the Institute of Reportage. She writes for, among others, „Przekrój” and „Pisma”. She is the author of the books „Opera na trzy śmierci” and „Oto jest Kaśka” and co-author of the books „Ada, to wypada”, „Pod podszewką” and the social campaign „Czytaj! Zobacz więcej”. Guide to the Kampinos National Park. She conducts tours as „Lipa Warszawska”.

Adam Fatyga

Adam Fatyga

Graphic designer, illustrator, creator of animations and short films. Graduate of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, he has supported the Zaczytani.org Foundation since its creation. For the Foundation, he developed, among others: illustrations for fairy tales – „Teraz Mówi Tosia”, „Dobre rady na odpady”, „Góry Nadziei” and „Pieniądze nie rosną na drzewach”. The illustrations he creates stimulate the imagination of children all over Poland, helping them experience the stories they read even more deeply.

Iwona Chmura-Rutkowska

Iwona Chmura-Rutkowska

Ph.D. prof. at Adam Mickiewicz University, teacher, sociologist, pro-equality educator, works at the Department of Educational Sociology at the Faculty of Educational Studies at the University of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Manager, researcher and consultant on projects related to education, socialisation, discrimination and violence motivated by stereotypes in various areas of social life and women’s history studies. Author and co-author of scientific publications, as well as popular science articles, educational and training materials and workshops for children, teenagers and adults.

Joanna Jabłczyńska

Joanna Jabłczyńska

Film, television and voice actress. A legal advisor by education, and an ambassador of numerous charitable organizations by passion. She has been cooperating with the Zaczytani.org Foundation for years on various projects – she is the author of the Zaczytana Ławka project entitled „Ławka malarza dzieci i kwiatów”, and in fairy tales “Gdzie jest Kuki?” and “Najlepszy przyjaciel” she lent her voice to the expert part of the publication.

Aleksander Mikołajczak

Aleksander Mikołajczak

Polish theatre, film and voice actor. A graduate of the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow. Co-creator of the Mam Teatr project, friend of the Zaczytani.org Foundation. It is his voice that can be heard in the audiobook of the fairy tale „Cosmos and raspberries” as the narrator of the story.

Monika Mrozowska

Monika Mrozowska

Actress, influencer, food blogger and author of culinary books. A teacher by education, and privately a parent of four children. She is interested in parenting and sharing her thoughts on life and parenting on her social media channels. She has been cooperating with the Zaczytani.org Foundation for years on various projects, conducting fairy tale therapy classes, and lending her voice for recordings of the expert part of our publications.

The audiobook of the fairy tale was created with the support of volunteers from Huawei, who brought the story to life using their unique voices.

Martyna Kisiel

Martyna Kisiel

Social Media Manager
– as Rose and Flora

Aleksandra Kolarczyk

Aleksandra Kolarczyk

PR & Event Manager
– as Berry and Vanillabland Cook

Alicja Tatarczuk

Alicja Tatarczuk

PA & CSR Manager
– as Berry’s Grandmother

Agata Śmiałowska

Agata Śmiałowska

Junior PR Specialist
– as Viola and Narcissa

Piotr Malanowski

Piotr Malanowski

Legal Counsel
– as the school principle and Hyacinth

The English version was created thanks to the involvement of young women leaders:

Paulina Gryń-Jabłońska

Paulina Gryń-Jabłońska

Technology Consultant with a drive to promote gender equality in the tech sector and encourage young girls to explore STEM disciplines. Passionate about languages, education and technology. She is an alumna of ’22 Summer School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age run by the Huawei’s European Leadership Academy.

Julianna Ostrowska

Julianna Ostrowska

An aspiring researcher interested in community engagement, outdoor education, and environmental psychology. Graduated from Earth Systems at the University of Malta with an Academic Excellence Award, currently pursuing a Research Master’s in the ISLANDS programme at the University of Groningen and the University of the Aegean. A sports enthusiast, undecided between volleyball, horse-riding, swimming, and jiu-jitsu, with a love for the outdoors and nature.