Interviews

Ensuring efficient and effective use of donors' money is absolutely essential, says Jitka Jandáková
December 10, 2021 News

Ensuring efficient and effective use of donors' money is absolutely essential, says Jitka Jandáková

Jitka Jandáková works as a Financial Director of Caritas Czech Republic. As she says, financial planning and controlling are much more demanding than in a commercial company. It is necessary to meet the requirements of donors to ensure efficient and meaningful use of finances and, most importantly, to account for everything down to the last penny. Transparency is absolutely key. How does the financing of Caritas Czech Republic work and how does the organisation use its funds? This is what we talked about with Jitka.

I am happy that I can use my skills for a good cause, says our volunteer Eliška
December 1, 2021 News

I am happy that I can use my skills for a good cause, says our volunteer Eliška

Every day, volunteers from all around the world dedicate their time and effort to make our planet a better place to live. Whether it is helping the elderly, organising awareness campaigns about environmental issues or using their skills to support those in need, each activity enriches not only those they help, but also the volunteers themselves. Read an interview with our volunteer Eliška, who talks about her motivation that convinced her to start volunteering.

Moldovans are kind and hospitable and their food is also great, says Evžen Diviš
November 24, 2021 News

Moldovans are kind and hospitable and their food is also great, says Evžen Diviš

Regular monitoring trips to the Caritas Czech Republic missions are essential part of our work. They allow us to not only strengthen our working relationships with our colleagues abroad but to also meet our local and international partners and donors. And of course see the results of our work with our own eyes. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we could not travel to our missions as much as we were used to. Evžen Diviš, Regional Manager of Caritas Czech Republic, has recently returned from his monitoring trip to Moldova, where he travelled after nearly a two-year break.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet the Head of our department Jiří Škvor
November 4, 2021 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet the Head of our department Jiří Škvor

Would you like to know more about the Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation department in Caritas Czech Republic? We launched a series of interviews with our colleagues who will tell you more about our work across the world. This time we interviewed Jiří Škvor, the Head of the Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation department.

Czech Senate Woman States Partnership with Georgia is Effective and Meaningful
November 3, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Czech Senate Woman States Partnership with Georgia is Effective and Meaningful

On their business trip to Georgia, the Czech Senators Miluše Horská and Miroslav Adámek visited many places, where the development projects funded by Czech development cooperation have been implemented. Accompanied by the team of Caritas Czech Republic, the implementer of those interventions, the Senators visited rural as well as urban primary health care centres, children hospice, long-term care unit for children with severe disabilities, and the newly built family-style housing for persons with disabilities. In the end of their visit, we talked with Miluše Horská about the cooperation between the Czech Republic and Georgia.

I enjoy bringing a smile to our clients' faces, says a medical assistant from Moldova
October 27, 2021 News

I enjoy bringing a smile to our clients' faces, says a medical assistant from Moldova

In Moldova, we use our many years of experience in the Czech Republic and focus on social and health services for the elderly and others who need assistance. What does our work in the country look like and what do the people we help value the most? Cuimju Parascovia, medical assistent from the home care center, which we opened as one of ten others in Moldova, will tell us more in the following interview.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Finances and Iraq with Michaela Čermáková
September 6, 2021 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Finances and Iraq with Michaela Čermáková

Would you like to know more about the humanitarian aid and development cooperation department in Caritas Czech Republic? We are launching a series of interviews with our colleagues who will tell you more about our work across the world. Our first interview is with Michaela Čermáková, a senior financial coordinator at our international section. A big part of non-profit aid is money and Michaela will therefore talk us through how Caritas works with finances. She will also tell us about her trip to visit Caritas’ mission in Iraq.

 From Displaced Woman to Humanitarian Worker
August 18, 2021 CCR-Iraq

From Displaced Woman to Humanitarian Worker

Being a woman working in the humanitarian sector is not easy, especially in Iraq, where less than 15 percent of women participate in the labor market. This is among the lowest women labor participation rates worldwide. We have been talking to Jwan Najeeb Behnam, who works as a Caritas Czech Republic Livelihood Officer in Ninewa, Iraq. She shares her experience as a working woman, especially in non-governmental organizations.

Jiri Skvor from CCR Headquarters States Georgian Mission is "Perfectly Functioning"
August 12, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Jiri Skvor from CCR Headquarters States Georgian Mission is "Perfectly Functioning"

In July 2021, Caritas Czech Republic's mission in Georgia went on a two-day retreat that effectively contributed to the mission’s team building, revealed achievements and failures, and helped to outline the organization’s future strategies. Jiri Skvor, Head of Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation Department of Caritas Czech Republic also participated in the event. Afterward, he got acquainted with the CCR-supported projects in rural Georgia and met with high-ranking representatives of our local and international partners. At the end of his visit, Jiri assessed the mission, “perfectly functioning, full of dedicated and experienced professionals, carrying very strong expertise.”

Internship at Caritas makes me feel good and my karma is improving, says Adéla Karlová
July 28, 2021 News

Internship at Caritas makes me feel good and my karma is improving, says Adéla Karlová

Adéla Karlová is a young student from Liberec, who after her graduation from Park Lane International School in Prague joined the communication team of Caritas Czech Republic as an intern. She became part of the Humanitarian Aid and International Development department. We have asked Adéla about her motivation to spend her summer holidays helping Caritas, and what it is like for her to be an intern with us.