Why we need your help
We want Eliška to be able to laugh and learn again. We believe that there are many other children, besides Karolína and her class, who enjoy learning and want to continue doing so. We wish for Bára not to be afraid of her future successes. We do not want boys without a club to become drug addicts. We are doing everything to make sure that all teachers enjoy what they do, just like Pavla does. We are rooting for Katka, so that she gets a proper education and a good job. We know that active students like those from Volyně are changing their town today, but in a couple of years they will be able to change the whole of Czech society for the better.
Without the financial support from individual donors we would not be able to continue helping children and teachers build better schools together. This is why we ask for your help.
How will your donation help?
What we do to create better schools?
What we already do to improve schools and hope to continue doing with your help.
We work with 3,300 schools around the Czech Republic
People in Need has partnerships with more than half of all Czech schools, in areas that lack sufficient support from the state and other institutions. We help make school a place that supports children’s potential and individual abilities and where students learn to orient themselves in the modern world through modern methodology. We want today’s children to remember their school as a place full of knowledge and respect. And we also want for today’s schools to be able to raise active, respectable and self-confident citizens, who can change our society for the better. Read more
More than 9,300 pedagogues and teaching staff have participated in our workshops, seminars and debates in the last 15 years
We offer unique courses and methodology for schools and teachers. We support teachers in trying to fulfill the individual needs of every child. We organize seminars, provide training and consultation, offer innovative teaching materials and documentary films. In cooperation with teachers and experts we create courses accredited by the Education Ministry. For example, we introduce teachers to a Norwegian educational methodology called Grunnlaget, which prescribes approaches and specific instructions on how to provide support and work with disadvantaged children in primary school. People in Need also uses this methodology for teaching pre-schoolers.
In the course of a year, we helped 3,000 children achieve a better education
Many children who attend regular schools do not receive adequate support, and as a result, some of them fall behind or do not complete their education at all. We try to prevent this from happening. We want every child to receive a quality education, without exceptions. We talk to parents about their children’s individualized needs, we train teachers and teaching assistants, and we promote mutual understanding. We offer a wide range of educational courses and workshops. We have organized seminars on communication between families and schools and put out a publication entitled Teachers – unexpected allies. During a single year, 440 children attended our 12 pre-school clubs, 520 children took advantage of tutoring we offer. We have 320 volunteers helping tutor children in 60 Czech towns. Read more .
Stories of Injustice
In the past 11 years, almost 292,913 students took part in the biggest nationwide project on modern Czechoslovak history – Stories of Injustice
Czech society has lived under dictatorships for decades, nevertheless it seems to be blissfully unaware that today’s freedoms should not be taken for granted and need to be protected. In order for the younger generation, who were born after the fall of Communism, to be aware of this, we created the Stories of Injustice project. Read more
We have provide 212 audiovisual courses on our educational website
Documentary films are increasingly used as methodological teaching aids. They evoke strong emotions in students, and help peak their interest in a given topic. Which is why we prepared 212 audiovisual lectures, which are freely available on the jsns.cz website. We provide films together with supporting materials, which contain detailed information about the specific topic and which help the teacher discuss it with students in an engaging manner. This unique innovation helps teachers and, at the same time, is an attractive way of learning for the young generation.
More than 3 500 primary and secondary schools have joined this program, and the website has more than 5 000 registered users, serving as a testament to the usefulness of this approach.
We believe that:
a better school develops every child’s talents and abilities;
a better school prepares children for the real world;
a better school teaches mutual respect and decency;
a better school is fun, inspiring and makes children happy to learn;
a better school enriches all – children, teachers, parents and every one of us.