22. April 2015
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (DofE Award) celebrates its 20 years in the Czech Republic this year. In 1995, after a pilot project, the DofE Award started expanding in this country. Since then, thousands of young people have participated in the DofE Award in the Czech Republic in dozens of organisations, from elementary and secondary schools, leisure time centres to non-profit organisations and children’s homes.
21. April 2015
More than eighty young people who are not afraid of big goals and are participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DofE) can look forward to financial support of their DofE Activities. Through the DofE Award Fund, which received contributions from the Macquarie Group Foundation and the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), the National Office will send them support in the total value of CZK 128,440. The DofE Award Fund helps make the DofE Award available to all young people, irrespective of their financial situation, including those from children’s homes.
16. April 2015
The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award Czech Republic will again be honoured by the visit of a member of The British Royal Family. In May, Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, Global Ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award will come to Prague in a programme organised by the Czech Award and the British Embassy in Prague.
10. April 2015
More than 30 young people from the DofE Award Units got the chance to meet members of the England Under-21 squad earlier in March thanks to an invitation from the British Embassy, a proud partner of the Czech DofE Award. The event was amply covered by the media.
23. February 2015
Eliška Kojanová, eighteen-year-old Gold Award Participant from České Budějovice, is living proof that you can go for a long-term stay abroad already before your school-leaving examination. Inspired by her big sister Anna, who had a similar experience in Taiwan, she decided to go on a student exchange to Peru. As a result, she is spending this entire school year in South America through Rotary International.
26. January 2015
Do you want to take your expedition skills to a whole new level and venture abroad? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to join the two interesting events hosted by our colleagues in Lithuania. They are preparing an expedition and training course for the international DofE Award community and the Czech Awardees, DofE Award Leaders, Expedition Supervisors and Trainers are welcome.
15. December 2014
The Czech DofE Award Fund was launched last year to support young people with fewer opportunities with covering their DofE Award activities. This time support of nearly 2,000 EUR (53,300 CZK) was approved to go to DofE Award Participants from 8 organisations including childrens homes as well as regular high schools and leisure time centres. Since the launch of the fund more than 7,500 EUR in total was granted to dozens of DofE Award Participants from socially disadvantaged background.
22. October 2014
The start of the school year is often the time when the DofE Award welcomes new schools and youth organizations. That is why we have prepared eight trainings for teachers and youth workers that enable them to join the DofE Award this fall.
16. October 2014
Thanks to our cooperation with the British Chamber of Commerce, we can regularly participate in events promoting British culture and companies in the regions of the Czech Republic. These events usually include a raffle whose proceeds go to our organization to support the DofE participants from socially disadvantaged groups. At the British Day in Eastern Bohemia, the DofE Award could raise CZK 6,050, but also forge useful contacts that can help expand the DofE Award.
2. October 2014
New information, contacts, additional motivation and common experiences – this is what awaited the participants of the National Event of the Czech DofE Award Leaders that took place from 26 to 28 September in Buzice u Blatné. The event was attended by 18 trained Leaders from 12 participating organizations. Some of them have been offering the DofE Award for years; others were new to the Award. That is why a lot of time was devoted to sharing experiences and best practice of the DofE Award.