Interviews

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.

Jiří Škvor says Georgian mission is perfectly functioning
August 12, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Jiří Škvor says 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.

Mongolia is flooded with plastics. How does Caritas help get rid of it?
July 20, 2021 News

Mongolia is flooded with plastics. How does Caritas help get rid of it?

Mongolia – beautiful and unique nature, huge grasslands, nomads and typical yurts. Lately, there have also been unfortunately another words to describe the country – quick devastation of the environment. Mongolia is starting to get flooded with trash and the situation is the worst especially in the famous grasslands. Mijidsuren from our mission in Mongolia will tell us how is Caritas helping to protect local nature.

How does Caritas help refugees in the Czech Republic?
June 30, 2021 News

How does Caritas help refugees in the Czech Republic?

What is the situation for refugees like in the Czech Republic? What problems do they face? And how does the state help them? Let’s find answers from Jana Houserová, a social worker from Diocesan Caritas Brno, who works directly with refugees, supporting them in a successful integration into the Czech society.

Outdoor therapy can improve mental health of children with autism in Georgia
June 10, 2021 News

Outdoor therapy can improve mental health of children with autism in Georgia

Did you know that 1 in 270 people in the world has an autism spectrum disorder? Diagnosis varies from country to country, and people with autism often encounter strong stigma and taboo, especially in developing countries. How is the mental health of people who suffer from any of the autism spectrum disorders? One of Labyrinth 2030's projects focuses on people with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Psychologist Adam Táborský wants to use his idea to improve the mental health of children with autism and their caregivers, most often their parents, through outdoor therapy in Georgia. 

Tackling inequalities through movie making for visually impaired people in Georgia
May 31, 2021 News

Tackling inequalities through movie making for visually impaired people in Georgia

Even though the contest Labyrint 2030 which focused on innovation in development cooperation ended, the five best teams are still working on their ideas. At the moment they are trying to find ways how to start their projects and help people in Georgia, Mongolia, and Zambia. One of them is Pavel Ruzyak, filmmaker and keen youth worker, who joined Labyrinth 2030 with a project about movie workshops for the visually impaired in Georgia. He has already visited the country, attended a thematic conference, and spoke with Caritas' mission there. 

The Game 2030 helps to raise awareness of sustainable development cooperation
May 28, 2021 News

The Game 2030 helps to raise awareness of sustainable development cooperation

On the occasion of celebrations of the World Games Day, Šárka Zápotocká, the manager of the project Labyrinth 2030, gave us an interview. A new card game with the name "2030" was created and focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals and development cooperation of the Czech Republic.

Young Czech women to support school attendance in Zambia through menstrual pads sewing workshops
May 5, 2021 News

Young Czech women to support school attendance in Zambia through menstrual pads sewing workshops

The Labyrinth 2030 contest for young people which focused on innovations in development aid has its winner. Or rather winners. The expert jury formed of representatives of the largest Czech non-profit development and humanitarian organizations chose as the best the project of Alena Machálková and Michaela Šrámková. It focuses on supporting emancipation of women and breaking taboo surrounding menstruation in Zambia through workshops about how to make menstrual pads.