We are pleased to announce the launch of our new project: The education of at-risk youth = the right path to a fulfilling life.

Nine projects are on a mission to boost the enthusiasm of young minds for education and equip them to take an active part in the green and digital transformation. From vocational schools enhancing students‘ digital and green skills to NGOs providing mentorship for vulnerable youth in Roma communities, it’s a dynamic initiative. Villum Foundation is supporting these projects with 100 million DKK under the grant area European Youth and Education.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new project: The education of at-risk youth = the right path to a fulfilling life.

This project is implemented in the partnership of 2 Czech NGOs CEKAS and Proxima Sociale. It is aimed at a highly vulnerable target group of children and youth aged 10-18, including immigrants, who have a difficult access to education due to their unfavorable, socially and economically disadvantaged family background. They find themselves at a crossroads: if they receive support, they reintegrate into society and study, if they do not receive it, or the support is not adequate to their needs, they find themselves on the margins of society and the psychopathological phenomena worsen. From an economic point of view, families do not have the possibility of regular contact with nature and the use of digital technologies, in this they are hopelessly behind their peers. The Czech school system is generally unable to deal with this problem within our target group. In the project, we want to innovate our functioning current programs and develop new programs based on the principle of individual activities: STABILIZATION = individual stabilization of target group members and thereby enabling further development in the field of education; LEARNING = support and motivation for further education, including passing entrance exams; DEVELOPMENT = motivation to promote experience and skills on digital technologies, climate and sustainable environment. 

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Community center HOST – Support for the active involvement of vulnerable families in the local community.

The CEKAS team will be a partner in cooperation with HoSt – Home-Start Czech Republic from 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2023 to implement the HOST Community Center project.

The project is funded by the Operational Program Prague – Pole of Growth – Support for community life and social entrepreneurship.

About us

CEKAS, registered institute and its history

The idea to establish CEKAS, registered institute (CEKAS) has emerged from the work of a group of people who for many years have been implementing projects in the field of social policy, social services and education.

CEKAS was established on July 2, 2015 to support:
A) social policy, in particular social services and active employment policy,
(B) human resource development, in particular education,
C) management and development of services quality,
D) social economy,
(E) research and development in the field of social, evaluation and methodological activities.

In these areas, our nonprofit organization focuses on working with our professional partners with whom we want to:
 Prepare and implement partnership projects supporting cooperation between the NGO sector, the state sector (Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and other institutions) and the local authorities (regions, cities and communities) with a focus on the social area and education.
 Implement pilot projects in the development of new methods and approaches in social work.
 To be the mediator of best practice experience in the Czech Republic and abroad.
 Support and support social service providers and other social actors in implementing quality management systems based on quality standards.
 Provide accredited training programs.
Perform fundraising for the areas listed above.

Project team: Zora Fídlerová, Helena Chleborádová, Irena Tomešová, Alena Valečková, Martina Zahradníková

The project team consists of an experienced project and financial managers and an economist with 10 to 20 years experience in the preparation and management of large and international projects. Some members of the team are university educated social workers, part of the team is a longtime teacher of social policy at Charles University. Other members of the team have economic education. Thanks to this activity, it has extensive contacts in the field of social (cooperation with professional NGOs) as well as educational (universities both from Prague and other cities, expert consultants, lecturers).

Completion of the project “Development of the “FAMILY BY PLAY”

In 30 June 2020, the CEKAS and HoSt teams successfully completed the joint  project “Development of the “FAMILY BY PLAY”
– method for use with children in vulnerable families”, which was supported by the Danish private foundation THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS.

Details on the project and its course can be found in the publications „Brochure-Child in Mind-final summary and evaluation of project“ (in English) and „Sborník-Pozdrav dítětí-závěrečné shrnutí a vyhodnocení projektu (in Czech).