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Best of 2021 in the Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia
January 11, 2022 News

Best of 2021 in the Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia

Looking back at the first two years of the pandemic, it has not only had negative impacts, but also some positive ones, such as making us more resilient. The Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia and its partners focused on the positive impacts and continued supporting people in need, particularly young people, and reducing the negative impact on the environment through online as well as on-site activities.  Here are the moments of 2021 that should not be forgotten:      

Teaching the new generation in Mongolia about recycling
December 22, 2021 News

Teaching the new generation in Mongolia about recycling

The significant growth in environmental, economic, and social challenges presented by waste show that it is one of the top priorities to address in Mongolia. Although Mongolia has been developing policies and strategies to reduce and reuse waste, people, in general, are not accustomed to recycling. That is why the Caritas Czech Republic, together with partners, the Mongolian sustainable development bridge organized various kinds of training about waste management for the public and relevant stakeholders.

CARITAS CZECH REPUBLIC LAUNCHES MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN MONGOLIA
December 9, 2021 What we do

CARITAS CZECH REPUBLIC LAUNCHES MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN MONGOLIA

The issue of youth employment has become a center of discussion and concern for countries around the world. Mongolia is also facing this challenge. According to the National Statistic Office of Mongolia, 52% of youth between ages 15 and 34, which is 50% of the working-age population in Mongolia - are unemployed or experiencing working poverty. In contrast, employers state that there is a demand for young people in the labor market. What explains the disconnection?

Do you know what chichilaki, pacha, or Tsagaan Sa is? Visit Christmas at our missions to find out
December 8, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Do you know what chichilaki, pacha, or Tsagaan Sa is? Visit Christmas at our missions to find out

Preparations for the biggest holidays of the year are in full swing. Decorated homes as well as public places, Christmas sweets, carols, carps and potato salad are essential part of Christmas celebrations in the Czech Republic. But what about in other parts of the world, in countries where Caritas Czech Republic works? Do they celebrate Christmas in Iraq, Mongolia, or Zambia? What does this part of the year mean to different cultures?

We have cleaned up 10 tons of waste, says Bilegtur from Mongolia
November 29, 2021 Interviews

We have cleaned up 10 tons of waste, says Bilegtur from Mongolia

The amount of waste in Mongolia is steadily increasing due to the rapid urbanization and shifting consumer behavior and most of it goes to insufficiently-controlled disposal sites or is dumped in nature. Therefore, many young people come together and actively clean up litter and waste from rivers, forests, and the city streets. One of them is Bilegtur O., a member of the Civil Society Organisations’ (CSOs’) Network established under the EU-funded project “Sustainable Plastic Recycling in Mongolia” (SPRIM).  Bilegtur O. is the leader of the youth eco-club and Let’s Think Green Club. He is sharing more information about the activities with his club members and their future goals in the following interview.

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.

"Youth voices on employment" online discussion
November 15, 2021 Press releases

"Youth voices on employment" online discussion

55% of the registered unemployed in our country are 15 to 34 years old. Youth represents 1/3 of the total Mongolian population, however 55 percent of all unemployed (15 000) are between 15 to 34 years old, according to the statistics for the end of September 2021.

There is hope for young refugees in Zambia thanks to DAFI Scholarships
November 9, 2021 CCR-Zambia

There is hope for young refugees in Zambia thanks to DAFI Scholarships

Education is very important, but it is not always easily accessible, especially for refugees who cannot afford the university tuition fees. But for refugees in Zambia, the story is different as they can take advantage of the DAFI scholarship programme that offers refugees the opportunity to pursue a university degree.

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.