What is Global Development Education?

Global Development Education is a lifelong learning process which helps to understand the differences and similarities between the lives of people in developing and developed countries and to understand economic, social, political, environmental and cultural processes that affect them. It develops skills and promotes the values ​​and attitudes for people to be able and willing to actively participate in solving local and global problems.

Caritas Czech Republic offers:

  • Training for teachers of primary school pupils or lower classes of grammar schools
  • Discussions with students called "Invite a specialist to your schools".

Both services are provided free of charge.

More information about Global Development Education Caritas will be happily given by Ondřej Suchánek, ondrej.suchanek@charita.cz, tel. +420 731 604 323.

Sample lessons for religion education

10 participants.

10 lecturers have been engaged in a project called „ Live together, speak together – learning of tolerance and dialogue standard“. They were trained in the training centre Marianeum in Prague at the end of November.

How to teach students about religious tolerance and critical thinking?

Teachers test ourselves one activity.

On Friday 14th October, seven teachers involved in the project entitled "We live together, we talk together - teaching tolerance and dialogue culture" met in the Marianeum training centre in Prague 2. They got better acquainted with the planned activities and survey results focusing on opinions about the integration of religious topics into schooling.

Navis Elementary School Students learn the art of linocut

All pupils, classroom teacher Anežka Havránková and teacher Peter Zafka.

On January 12, 2016, artist and songwriter Martina Trchova arrived together with the workers of Caritas at the Navis Elementary School in Dobřejovice. Martina’s goal was to showcase linocut techniques within the visual art workshop to students involved in the art competition called “Our common planet.”

Winners of the 2nd year of the art competition “Our common planet”

Martina Trchová, artist and singer.

On Monday afternoon, 14 December, gathered a jury composed of Caritas staff, primary school teachers and artist Martina Trchová. Together they selected the three best works in category 1st degree of primary school, as well as the three best works of 2nd degree.

“Houses like in a fairy tale”

Roz during her narration at the Masaryk Public Library in Vsetín.

The first memory Kurdish-Syrian Roz has about the Czech Republic are the houses that look like they are from a fairy tale. Together with her mother and five siblings, the family were granted asylum in Prague. Two of her cousins were killed in Syria while fighting against the Islamic State, one of whom fought in well known battle of Kobani – at the Turkish border. 

Young people from Batumi took to their first website

Workers of Caritas Czech Republic decorated sidewalks and city walls.

Caritas Czech Republic supports the involvement of young people in Batumi into the issues of public life. According to public opinion research the Batumian students and all young people aged 14 to 29 realize that they get little information about educational and work programs as well as about cultural events offered by the local town hall or many NGOs.

Business classes for children at primary schools

The course of entrepreneurship in elementary school Kamiba.

Caritas Czech Republic in partnership with The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has introduced a new and original way of teaching the schoolchildren in Meheba and Mayukwayukwa basic entrepreneurship skills. For local Zambians and former Angolan refugees, this future trade is one of the few ways to increase their livelihood.

The role of local self-government in development cooperation

Speech by Director of Caritas Czech Republic, Lukáš Curylo.

On November 24th, 2015 the international conference, "The role of local self-government in development cooperation" was held in Černín Palace in Prague under the auspices of Foreign Minister, Lubomír Zaorálek. Caritas CR was involved together with the Union of Towns and Municipalities. The objective of the event was to introduce decentralized development cooperation in Czech towns, their partner organizations in the EU, and developing and emerging countries.

Support for early diagnosis and alternative forms of communication

Kateřina Thorová during the training on diagnosis (photo: Rusudan).

Two training courses designed for Georgian specialists and staff of the Institute of Child Development were organized by Caritas Czech Republic in Tbilisi in the first half of November. The training courses focused on alternative forms of communication and the early diagnosis of children and young people suffering from autism spectrum disorders. Both courses took place at Ilia State University under the guidance of experienced Czech specialists from the APLA Association of Czech Republic.

Pupils from Brno find out what the acronym ‘HUMR’ means

A schoolgirl (6th grade) during the task.

Fish, refugees, war, earthquake, human help – these were some of the expressions which the pupils suggested were part of humanitarian crises. Some even imagined ‘HUMR’ as the lobster - a creature with giant claws.