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Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth
April 15, 2021 Success stories

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth

Mongolia is a country of young people. Young people aged 15-34 comprise Mongolia’s largest demographic and more than one-third of the population. Under the financial support of the European Union and the Canada fund, Caritas Czech Republic, Mongolian Youth Council and Center of Citizenship Education have been working on youth development and empowerment in Mongolia. Within the framework of the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project, Mongolian Youth Council revived http://ivolunteer.mn/ platform in order to enhance volunteerism among young people.

How is Caritas reducing its environmental footprint
April 15, 2021 News

How is Caritas reducing its environmental footprint

At Caritas Czech Republic we are oftentimes responding to man-made disasters that are affecting communities in different parts of the world. While wars or inadequate state administration tend to create more visible crisis, a growing number of issues we are facing are related to the environment and its deterioration. We know that if we do not change the way we live and work, the situation will only get worse. This is why we are introducing series of efforts to push for greater environmental sustainability of our work.

“How to convert your traditional business to online” training
March 31, 2021 News

“How to convert your traditional business to online” training

Businesses and young entrepreneurs have been exposed to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is challenging for the business community to survive with lockdowns, reduced revenues and other issues. Businesses are confronted with less customer interaction and stricter lockdowns in place. Therefore, small and mediums businesses (SMEs) have to adapt their business models to react better this new changing environment. 

Caritas gains PQP status from UNHCR and receives a low risk score from UNICEF
March 25, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Caritas gains PQP status from UNHCR and receives a low risk score from UNICEF

Working with UN agencies means that its partners must meet a number of crucial conditions to be able to carry out the projects. Caritas Czech Republic successfully prequalified for procurement on behalf of UNHCR and also prepared self-assessment of its policies for UNICEF and received the best possible risk level in terms of safeguarding.

Transition Promotion Program - Support of youth and civil society in Mongolia
March 11, 2021 News

Transition Promotion Program - Support of youth and civil society in Mongolia

Transition Promotion Program’s project to increase the capacities of youth-focused CSOs and young people of Mongolia has been successfully implemented by Caritas Czech Republic with its two local partner-organizations Mongolian Youth Council (MYC) and Centre for Citizenship Education (CCE) in 2020. The project ‘Support of youth and civil society in Mongolia’ was co-financed by the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and implemented as part of "All for YOUth, YOUth for All" project that is funded by the European Union (EU). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic contributed 424,282 CZK to support the project activities.

Feedback and Complaints in Caritas Czech Republic: Why is it important to raise your voice
February 24, 2021 News

Feedback and Complaints in Caritas Czech Republic: Why is it important to raise your voice

We encourage everyone we work with to let us know their opinions. Whether it is a participant of a recently held program or somebody who might have been exposed to some unpleasant incident. Everyone has the right to speak out and to be heard. That is why at Caritas Czech Republic we pay special attention to our Feedback and complaints mechanism and want to make sure everyone has access to it.

The Three King's moneyboxes unsealed – 80 million collected. Thank you!
February 22, 2021 Charita Česká republika

The Three King's moneyboxes unsealed – 80 million collected. Thank you!

The donations from the Three King's moneyboxes have been counted and its total amount reached 52,3 million. The online carolling on the website of the collection brought another almost 24 million and over 4 million came through generous donor DMS. In total, this year’s Three Kings Collection brought almost 80,3 million for those in need. The carolling is not over yet. You can support the collection online or by DMS until the end of April.

Caritas and Accountability: Safeguarding
February 18, 2021 News

Caritas and Accountability: Safeguarding

One of the strongest commitments of our organization is ensuring that all participants of our programs – including children, vulnerable adults, and disabled people – are protected from abuse and exploitation. The environment in which we operate is extremely prone to abuse and exploitation as a consequence of power imbalance or violence. Such risks are heightened, in particular, during humanitarian crisis. At Caritas Czech Republic we have rigorous systems in place to make sure that everyone we work with is safe from any harm.

“Waste to Wealth” Online Training Event
February 17, 2021 News

“Waste to Wealth” Online Training Event

The partners of the "Sustainable Plastic Recycling in Mongolia" project funded by the European Union’s SWITCH-Asia program (Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia and Mongolian Sustainable Development Bridge NGO) organized the "Waste to Wealth" online training on how to segregate waste on the household level. Through this online training, the participants received information and understood the methods to segregate waste in their respective households. Furthermore, the event has also strengthened the partnerships between expats and other citizens in waste recycling and sustainable actions.   

Life on a mission during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is it like in Mongolia?
February 16, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Life on a mission during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is it like in Mongolia?

COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for almost a year. Would you like to know how life on Caritas Czech Republic's missions has changed? For example Mongolia did not have any local transmission of the COVID-19 disease until November. However, the country has already put in restrictions in the beginning of last year. How did the pandemic affect our work? How did we help people who were hit hard by the crisis? Jana Žilková, head of our mission in Mongolia, will tell us more about it.