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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.

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.

Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change
June 16, 2021 Stories

Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change

Democracies around the world often fail to effectively engage young people or hear their voices.  Young people can feel that their vote doesn’t have an impact, that the issues they face are illegitimate, or that representatives don’t reflect their values.  The youth of today are the citizens who will live with the positive or negative consequences of political decisions longer than anyone else. 

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

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle
March 18, 2021 Stories

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle

Waste management has become a major issue in Mongolia due to increased population growth, urbanization and industrialization during the last decade. Caritas is helping Mongolia with sustainable plastic recycling and supports the development of a green economy. Its new project aims to strengthen the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient circular economy in Mongolia with the financial support of the European Union.