Interviews

The deinstitutionalization of adults with disabilities in Georgia soon will come to an end
November 4, 2022 CCR-Georgia

The deinstitutionalization of adults with disabilities in Georgia soon will come to an end

In Georgia, process of transferring adults with disabilities from large boarding houses to family-type homes began in 2011 and is still ongoing. In 2020, Caritas Czech Republic, with the financial support of the Czech Development Agency and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Georgia, developed a deinstitutionalization strategy and an action plan. In addition, our organization took responsibility for providing community-based homes and services for persons with disabilities (PwDs) living in two large boarding homes under state care.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Anna Volfová, our Desk Officer for the Middle East
November 14, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Anna Volfová, our Desk Officer for the Middle East

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 Anna Volfová, our desk officer for the Middle East.

I am happy to help those in need, says a nurse from Moldova
September 15, 2022 CCR-Moldova

I am happy to help those in need, says a nurse from Moldova

Natalia is a nurse in one of the home care centres that Caritas Czech Republic opened in Moldova. She regularly visits elderly and disadvantaged people, providing them with health check-ups, but also talking to them so they do not feel alone. In the interview, she talks abour her experience and the needs of Moldovan seniors. 

People have lost everything they had: their home, city, hobbies, roads they used to walk, and status, says Ukrainian psychologist
September 13, 2022 News

People have lost everything they had: their home, city, hobbies, roads they used to walk, and status, says Ukrainian psychologist

Ulyana Popova іs a psychologist, who has been working for Caritas Ukraine for more than 4 years. Since the beginning of the war, her work has changed completely. She helps people forced by the war out of their homes to safer parts of Ukraine overcome war horrors and integrate into their new reality. She helps people to learn how to live a normal life in the shadow of the war. Caritas Czech Republic provides psychological training for specialists like Ulyana.

I got my zest for life back, says Varvara, a senior woman from Moldova
September 5, 2022 CCR-Moldova

I got my zest for life back, says Varvara, a senior woman from Moldova

Migration has affected almost every family in Moldova. Young people in particular are leaving the country and leave behind elderly people who cannot and usually do not want to leave Moldova. The years go by, and these people become lonely and in need of help. Varvara Cecoi used to be a lonely senior too, until she received help from Caritas Czech Republic.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Muhammed Hammady describes our work in Iraq and Ukraine
August 11, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Muhammed Hammady describes our work in Iraq and Ukraine

A few months ago, Muhammed Hammady, country director at Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, moved to Ukraine as a country representative, to oversee our projects there. We talked with him about our work in Ukraine and Iraq, and about his personal motivation to come to the other part of the world to the country which is going through war horrors because of Russian invasion.

Behind the Scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Ekaterine Meskhrikadze from Georgia
August 5, 2022 CCR-Georgia

Behind the Scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Ekaterine Meskhrikadze from Georgia

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 Ekaterine Meskhrikadze, Deputy Head of Mission at our office in Georgia.

Young Syrians are motivated to face the difficult situation, says lecturer Václav Šneberger
August 4, 2022 News

Young Syrians are motivated to face the difficult situation, says lecturer Václav Šneberger

The civil war in Syria has been going on for more than 11 years. As a result, young Syrians have spent a large part of their lives at war. Yet they have not lost hope for a better future. Local non-governmental organizations help them to become active members of society. Caritas Czech Republic supports the work of 30 local organizations that focus on youth thanks to the support of the European Commission. Our collaborator Václav Šneberger, who has been working as a lecturer and methodologist in the field of education and development, recently travelled to the Turkish-Syrian border.

Dozens of people are staying in a single room, says Vasyl Demianchuk
July 28, 2022 News

Dozens of people are staying in a single room, says Vasyl Demianchuk

Because of the Russian invasion, millions of Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes.  According to the UN Refugee Agency, it is estimated that more than 7 million people are internally displaced. We discussed the most urgent needs of people who left their homes because of the war with Vasyl Demianchuk, Deputy Head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Mwiya Mulope from Zambia
July 27, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Mwiya Mulope from Zambia

Would you like to know more about Caritas Czech Republic? We launched a series of interviews with our colleagues who will tell you more about our work across the world. Mwiya Mulope works as a project officer in Mongu, Zambia. In the following interview, Mwiya describes how Caritas Czech Republic helps fight malnutrition in rural Zambia, how we support local farmers and what he enjoys most about working with us.