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One day at Caritas Czech Republic's mission: Come with us to Mongolia
November 22, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

One day at Caritas Czech Republic's mission: Come with us to Mongolia

Do you want to see how it looks like at Caritas' mission? We have put together a short video series through which our colleagues will show you what their working day looks like. Let's continue with our second video from Mongolia - Bayanjargal Batbayar from the local team will take us on a field trip to our projects.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet the Head of our department Jiří Škvor
November 4, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

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.

Waste pollution has reached an alarming level for us while on a bike trip, says Mongolian family
November 4, 2021 Interviews

Waste pollution has reached an alarming level for us while on a bike trip, says Mongolian family

Mongolia, well known for its nomadic traditions, natural beauty and wonderful landscapes, attracts many international travelers and visitors every year. Domestic tourism has increased as well and many Mongolians now travel locally to visit their family members and relatives or to explore the countryside.The number of exemplary young families who increase public awareness and attitude towards waste pollution among their communities is growing, mainly as a consequence of the enormous amount of waste left in the environment by domestic travelers. Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) in Mongolia made an awareness-raising video about waste pollution under the “Sustainable Plastic Recycling in Mongolia” project with a family who promotes the use of bicycles. Purevdorj, who took part in the video, will share his family’s experience of an eco-friendly lifestyle. N. Purevdorj’s family has been riding bicycles for many years after giving up cars that cause air pollution and heavy traffic jams in Mongolia.

Why am I a volunteer?
November 1, 2021 Stories

Why am I a volunteer?

Jana Zilkova is the Head of Mission of Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia. She has more than 10 years of experience in international development, project management, policy making and research. She has studied and worked in several European and Asian countries, including the Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Singapore and currently Mongolia. Today, Jana Zilkova shares her experience about volunteering and encourages others to become volunteers as well.

"All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project is empowering future generations and civil society
October 14, 2021 News

"All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project is empowering future generations and civil society

Do you know what challenges young people and youth civil society organizations (CSOs) face in Mongolia today? Many studies say that it is difficult for young people to find decent employment opportunities, gain quality education and participate in social activities. Also, one of the biggest challenges is to find funding for their activities and initiatives. Thanks to the European Union and the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project is empowering the emerging youth and youth CSOs to participate in the development and decision-making in Mongolia.

Issue of the visibility and inclusion of disabled people is most significant barrier to them
September 27, 2021 News

Issue of the visibility and inclusion of disabled people is most significant barrier to them

For many people living with a disability, their disability is not the most significant barrier to their participation and inclusion in the community.  Instead, these barriers are all around us and often unnoticed.  They are wheel chair ramps that are too steep, icy, or not maintained.  They are government processes that are overly centralized or exclusively online.  They are transport systems that don’t include stepless sidewalks or even pedestrian access at all.  The real barriers for many people living with disabilities is actually the way we build our communities. 

SWITCH-Asia SPRIM is Taking Action in Mongolia on World Cleanup Day 2021
September 20, 2021 News

SWITCH-Asia SPRIM is Taking Action in Mongolia on World Cleanup Day 2021

Celebrated every year on 18th September, World Cleanup Day is the world’s largest one-day civic action to engage more than 180 countries to tackle the global waste crisis. This day, however, is not just about cleanups. It's a strong and unique network of doers who share the common vision of living in a waste-free world and believe that together, we can clean up the world from waste. 

Small support for green environment
September 15, 2021 Stories

Small support for green environment

Plastic has become an essential aspect of our lives. However, the growth in the usage of plastics is a major contributor to environmental degradation in Mongolia. Thus, Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia (CCR) is helping to reduce the harmful effects of plastic on the environment and support micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in the recycling sector under the Sustainable Plastic Recycling in Mongolia project that is funded by the European Union, EU SWITCH-Asia programme and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Caritas Czech Republic launches an appeal for Afghanistan
September 7, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Caritas Czech Republic launches an appeal for Afghanistan

Afghanistan has long been facing conflicts, the effects of climate change and poverty. The recent takeover of the country by the Taliban will inevitably deepen the humanitarian crisis and significantly worsen the security situation in the country. A large number of Afghans have no choice but to flee the country and seek a safer place to live. A significant increase in the number of refugees in the surrounding states is expected. In response to the situation, Caritas Czech Republic is launching the appeal Caritas Czech Republic for Afghanistan to help refugees in neighbouring countries.

Young Mongolians share what they learned from volunteering
September 7, 2021 News

Young Mongolians share what they learned from volunteering

The Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia is working to improve youth participation under the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project funded by the European Union. In the framework of the project, we are organizing an “iVolunteer” media campaign to advertise the benefits of volunteerism. How does volunteering impact young people and what changes does it bring to their life and view of life? Young Mongolians who are influencing their community while developing and rediscovering themselves by volunteering and helping people have shared their stories with us to support the iVolunteer media campaign.