Short news, August 2020
Information for all Award Coordinators and Leaders.
Short News are also available in English here.
We would like to invite you to the DOFE Leader Camp. You can look forward to a relaxing autumn weekend with workshops, games and sharing with other DOFE leaders. Please join us at this important occasion, as it is a unique chance to meet your DOFE colleagues from all around the Czech Republic. You can also join the second part of this weekend – an Adventurous Journey that will follow after the official program (Sunday to Monday). The whole event will be held in the Czech language. Register for the DOFE Leader Camp in the form here. You can find further information on our website or join the Facebook event.
On Monday 24th August the Foundation released a new ORB update. This update also includes new functions which should make your work with the ORB easier. Click HERE to see, what new functions the ORB allows.
We decided to make changes in the participant’s fees and also in the Czech DOFE training fees, starting from 1. 9. 2020. Check our website to find more information.
The DOFE Social Fund supports participants and volunteers in financial need. The 2020 call for proposals is open until 14/09.See our website for further information.
In case you have any new leaders that need to get the DOFE training, please contact your regional manager. In case of demand, we will organise an autumn training. It is also possible to run an English training only for your school. The group has to consist of minimum 6 people. The participant fee for the English training is CZK 400.
As a part of the Youth Day celebrations, the British Royal family allowed five DOFE participants from all around the world to take over their Instagram account. Canada, Kenya, Indonesia and the Czech Republic were among the chosen countries. The Czech Bronze Award Participant Tereza Stiborská was chosen for this important task. Tereza studies psychology and was in contact with people who felt lonely during the lockdown. There were many articles regarding the takeover in the Czech media such as Forbes, iRozhlas.cz and others. There was also a news report on the global takeover in the BBC News.
Participants of the DOFE Club went for a trip to Brdy. They spent their time in nature not only picking up cranberries, but also planning autumn events. DOFE Club invites all participants and alumni to join them at the Picnic in Stromovka, which will take place on 16th September 2020. For more information, visit the DOFE Club social media and their website.
Our DOFE Expedition Centre organised four expedition weeks for participants over the summer. All in all, 86 participants wanderedthrough the area of Moravian Karst and Krivoklatsko Protected Landscape Area. The DOFE Expedition Centre is very happy that everything worked out well. The DOFE Online programme allows young people to participate in the programme even though they do not have DOFE at their schools or they could not attend an expedition with their classmates. We have already started to plan dates of expeditions for the next year and we look forward to meet our participants.
26/09 and 27/09 DOFE Leader Camp, Vysočina region
07/10 Basic DOFE Training, Prague (CZ)
08/10 AJ Training, Prague (CZ)
21/10 Gold Award Ceremony, Prague