27. August 2015
Traditional event connecting Award Leaders and Participants from DofE Award Units across the Czech Republic will be held October 16 -17, 2015.
8. August 2015
Thanks to cooperation with the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), during the British Day in Liberec there was collected the amount of CZK 6,050, which was donated to the children’s home in Veselíčko. The donation was used to buy tents which children can use during their adventurous journeys that are part of the DofE Award.
8. July 2015
Young Czech long-distance swimmer Lucie Leišová (20) made her dream come true last summer. As the fourth Czech, she swam over the Strait of Gibraltar. In very bad conditions, she spent 6.5 hours at sea and swam nearly 26 kilometres. This year, her plan is to swim 180 kilometres down the Vltava river and help paraplegic Radek Duchoň (42) raise funds to buy a handbike.
2. July 2015
Markéta Peggy Marvanová, an ultra biker who is just twenty years old, has for 21 days been racing in the Tour Divide, the world's longest self-supported mountain-bike race, which is 4,418 km long. By her performance, Peggy wants to help eleven-year-old Daniela (Dája) Málková, who suffers from myopathy, and raise enough money for buying a special double-bike for Dája. Peggy has already 4,000 km behind her, including grappling with muddy and dangerous terrain, snowy mountains, meeting a bear so close most of us would not like it, but she remains cheery and full of energy. In addition to solitude, which she does not mind yet, she is excited by the beauties of unspoiled nature. Peggy has taken up this challenge thanks to support from the Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE Award).
17. June 2015
Almost fifty young people received The Duke of Edinburgh´s Award last Friday. At the official ceremony were honored not only students from all over the country, but also youngsters from orphanages. They earned the prestigious Awards by their sport achievements, patient skills development, diverse volunteering within service activities and surviving an adventurous expedition.
10. June 2015
Markéta Peggy Marvanová, an ultra biker that is just twenty years old, will start the Tour Divide, the world's longest self-supported mountain-bike race, on 12 June. By her performance, Peggy wants to help eleven-year-old Daniela (Dája) Málková, who suffers from myopathy, and raise enough money for buying a special double-bike for Dája. Ahead of Peggy there are 4,418 kilometres on bike, dangerous terrain, snowy mountains, desert, wild animals and nearly one month of solitude. She can take up this challenge thanks to support from the Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE Award).
18. May 2015
Tomorrow Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, will arrive in Prague. Her Royal Highness can look forward to a rich two-day programme allowing her to meet dozens of youngsters and educators participating in The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE Award). The Countess will conclude her visit with a ceremony during which she will present up to 40 successful DofE participants with their Gold Award.
14. May 2015
Several volunteers have been working on The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE Award) starting to expand in Slovakia as well. This effort has the support of the Czech National Office, which share with its experience with their Slovak colleagues and helps them prepare their strategic plans or training courses.
13. May 2015
Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, will visit Prague to give Awards to the successful participants of The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE). From Tuesday, 19 May, HRH will have a rich two-day programme prepared for her by the DofE and the British Embassy in Prague. The Countess will meet students and representatives of Czech schools and Patrons of the Award, Minister of Education Marcel Chládek and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek. The Countess will participate in a discussion with successful women of Czech business and present Gold Awards to participants.
24. April 2015
The application proces for the position of Executive Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DofE Award), Czech Republic, is now open. The new director will be responsible for leading the team of the Czech Office and ensuring further expansion and development of the DofE Award in the country.