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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.

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.

EU supports young people and CSOs through the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project
October 21, 2021 Press releases

EU supports young people and CSOs through the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project

The Team Europe and international development team comprising of representatives from the European Union Delegation to Mongolia, the Embassy of Germany, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, German Technical Cooperation, Caritas Czech Republic and UN Food and Agriculture Organization are working in Selenge aimag to have dialogue with local stakeholders and youth civil society organizations (CSOs).

"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.