We are keen to pass on to our children the values and attitudes instilled in us. We want to give them a sense of ownership of their own culture and language and of belonging to the country of their ancestors: a distant place, but also a place to which, if they wish, they can always return and not feel like strangers.
In a foreign land, usually the only place of contact with everything Polish is the home. Most of the time, however, it is limited to conversation in Polish and watching Polish television. The ability to express oneself in proper, formal and literacy Polish language is slowly disappearing in young children and teenagers and elements of the two different cultures in which they are functioning gradually blend into one. That which testifies to belonging to a distinct culture and permits differentiation of our nation from so many others is slowly being lost in our children. We want to give them as much as possible of Poland.