Diaconia
Quo vadis Diakonie?

Quo vadis Diakonie?

Meeting of the Diakonie (Protestant social and welfare organization) takes place

Anyone who experienced the Meeting of the Diakonie last year was probably filled with suspense to see how this year's turned out. A year ago there were difficult debates about how the Diakonie should be run.... více

Nursery School in Cheb

Nursery School in Cheb

An unfinished project meant for another purpose which was not fulfilled, will get another chance - and so by September 2015 the first Church nursery school in the Karlovy Vary region will be opened close to the Evangelical Church‘s parish house. The original layout of the building allowed for... více

Earthquakes in Nepal – The ECCB Diakonie Centre for humanitarian and development Aid  (CHDA) was involved in providing aid

Earthquakes in Nepal – The ECCB Diakonie Centre for humanitarian and development Aid (CHDA) was involved in providing aid

Immediately after the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015, the CHDA joined with German Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, its partner in the global network of church organizations called ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together). The German Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has had offices and coworkers in... více

Humanitarian Convoy to the Ukraine

Humanitarian Convoy to the Ukraine

Due to armed conflict in the eastern part of the Ukraine more than a million people have been forced to flee from their homes. By the beginning of 2015 those who have lost their lives in the war were 4,808 people, over 10 000 people were seriously injured. Inside the country there are nearly... více

How can people from the new EU countries work with us?

How can people from the new EU countries work with us?

The Czechs have become used to the fact that the work they themselves do not want to is often performed by foreigners. Until recently, they were mainly people from Ukraine, but due to the difficulty of obtaining visas and the entry of new countries into the EU many of these positions were... více

Diakonie Krabčice celebrated 150 years of shared assistance to neighbors

Diakonie Krabčice celebrated 150 years of shared assistance to neighbors

Krabčice Diakonie has undergone many transformations during its existence. This year's celebration aroused great interest and, along with the Krabčice church where a part of the celebrations took place, many well-wishers gathered.

From child care to seniors

The history of Diakonie... více

Shoebox 2014

Shoebox 2014

During Advent 2014 the ECCB Diakonie once again supported the project „Shoebox“ for the fourth consecutive year. The idea is simple - children at home at Christmas time choose toys for their peers from poor families, wrap it in a shoebox and také it to a collection point from where they... více

The Eurodiaconia met in Prague

The Eurodiaconia met in Prague

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Eurodiaconia took place in June in Prague and was hosted by the Diaconia of the ECCB and Slezska Diaconia. Around ninety guests from all over Europe spent three hot days full of work meetings, workshops, seminars and a shared church service. There was... více

The Diaconia of the ECCB celebrated its 25th anniversary in Myslibořice castle

The Diaconia of the ECCB celebrated its 25th anniversary in Myslibořice castle

110 institutions from twelve districts, 1500 staff, 2200 people who make use of one of our services at any time of day, affiliated-churches, volunteers, supporters, sympathizers - today they all formed the large family of the Diaconia, celebrating the 25 th anniversary of its establishment.

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Institute for Aging with Dignity

Institute for Aging with Dignity

The Institute for Aging with Dignity of the Diaconia of the ECCB began its work in 2014 and is linked with the Diaconia’s various services for the elderly and it’s Campaign for the Aged. It is concerned with how aging, old age and dying are perceived and also with the development of... více

Lent collection supports single mothers in Ethiopia

Lent collection supports single mothers in Ethiopia

At Easter the Lent collection of the Diaconia of the ECCB, under the title “We bring people to their feet”, came to an end. This year we managed to collect 362 359 CZK (13 500 EUR). Our thanks go to all of the ECCB congregations and the individual donors. The funds raised will be used to... více

From life at the castle to life in Prague

From life at the castle to life in Prague

An interview with the new head of Diakonia, Petr Haška, on the future of Diakonia, working with the Church, future tasks and the fact that a dead end road can also lead to new beginnings.

  Diakonia has a new director. Since April 1, 2014, it is Petr Haška (48). Born in Ostrava and... více

Christmas in a Shoebox

Christmas in a Shoebox

Fifteen hundred parcels with Christmas gifts were distributed amongst children from poor families and/or socially excluded minorities in the Czech Republic. These Christmas surprises, packaged in shoe boxes, were also prepared by children - from different places in the Czech Republic and with... více

The Lenten Appeal of Diakonia puts people back on their feet

The Lenten Appeal of Diakonia puts people back on their feet

Once again this year, the chance to build a small business and to stand on their own two feet was given to Ethiopian women thanks to the Diakonia Lenten Appeal. The supported women, who have to pay for their own living costs, can give their children and orphans regular meals and can send them... více

"I nurse at home"

We present a project to support home care

This year the ECCB Diakonia has launched a comprehensive project under the name of “I nurse at home” to support care-giving family members. The project, which is unique in the Czech Republic, has the goal to assist volunteer caregivers in their... více

2013 Floods

2013 Floods

Once again, the ECCB Diakonia took part in the aid projects following the devastating floods that affected the Czech Republic and wider parts of Europe in June. This year the Diakonia operated in 19 flood-affected locations in different regions. 250 volunteers, who were deployed in the field,... více

Extension to specialized school solemnly inaugurated

Extension to specialized school solemnly inaugurated

The new extension of the specialized school in Merklín, in West Bohemia, was opened in September 2013. Rev. Jan Satke asked, at this occasion, for the blessing of the school and the head of Diakonia, David Šourek, offered a toast. Headmistress Ivana Kováčová, who was the initiator of the... více

Staying near the family in old age Sheltered housing in Nosislav

Staying near the family in old age Sheltered housing in Nosislav

People who lose their independence often have to leave their own home and move to a remote retirement home. Now there seems to be hope in Nosislav that they can remain closer to home. On 21st April this year, the cornerstone for a Sheltered Housing project was laid, a joint project of the... více

Diaconia Volunteers have returned from their mission in Africa

Diaconia Volunteers have returned from their mission in Africa

Volunteers from the Diaconia (ECCB) have returned from a six-month stay in Africa, where they were deployed to map areas for preparation prior to crisis situations. Five Czech volunteers, along with thirteen others from across Europe, traveled to Burundi, Chad, Kenya and the Central African... více

Diaconia helps in Ethiopia

Diaconia helps in Ethiopia

The Diaconia also helps Ethiopian women. How has their situation changed thanks to the fundraising campaign? We describe the current story of one of them ...

Mrs Woode Asharge (31 years old) participated again, for a second year, in the Diaconia program that supports Ethiopian women and... více

We fulfill the wishes of the seniors amongst us

We fulfill the wishes of the seniors amongst us

"We fulfill senior's wishes" is the title of a project of the company Sodexo in which also the ECCB Diaconia participates. The goal is to fulfill wishes that bring joy to seniors or that improves their living conditions. The participating seniors have expressed their wishes themselves - either... více

Is there human trafficking in the Czech Republic?

Is there human trafficking in the Czech Republic?

Does the European Union know of an effective tool for the fight against human trafficking and exploitation? Is there human trafficking in the Czech Republic? On the occasion of the “European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings” the Diaconia Center for National Programs and Services... více

The Czech Republic learns to know its best caregivers

The Czech Republic learns to know its best caregivers

For the tenth time the town hall of Nové Město (New Town), Prague, hosted the award ceremony for the title “Caregiver of the Year” and also for the National Prize “Employees in Social Services” of the APSS. This event took place on Thursday, 29th November. It was, as is the tradition,... více

The Charter for a Dignified Life for the Elderly in the Czech Republic was presented in the Chamber of Deputies

The Charter for a Dignified Life for the Elderly in the Czech Republic was presented in the Chamber of Deputies

On Monday 1st October 2012, on the occasion of the International Day of the Elderly, the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity, there was a round table discussion with the theme 'Civil Society Charter - For a dignified life of the elderly in the Czech Republic' which... více

299 wheelchairs from the United States help the needy in the Czech Republic

299 wheelchairs from the United States help the needy in the Czech Republic

299 wheelchairs from the United States arrived in September at the ECCB Diaconia. The donation, which included also 48 sets of crutches and 10 walking aids, was made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, US. The wheelchairs will be distributed for free to those in... více

„Do they have to be mugged first, do they have to get lost before we notice them?“

„Do they have to be mugged first, do they have to get lost before we notice them?“

Serie of site specific installations of senior-related artifacts across the country on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons highlights a potential neglect of elderly people in our society.

Empty handbag and wallet with a few penny, abandoned walking stick, broken glasses... více

Also young readers help Diaconia

Also young readers help Diaconia

53,600 crowns from the project 'Reading Helps' allowed the Diakonia Center in Krabčice pod Řipem to purchase two recliners for seniors. These increase the comfort of the users who are bed ridden most of the time. The project 'Reading Helps' addresses younger readers, both children and... více

Aid for Africa: Public fundraiser for Mali

Aid for Africa: Public fundraiser for Mali

The Centre for Humanitarian and Development Aid of the ECCB Diaconia is since several months closely following the situation in Mali, Africa. We are concerned that there may be developing another humanitarian catastrophe. With the following lines, we provide some information on the current... více

We present: Public Collection

We present: Public Collection "Donation with a capital D"

Diaconia, like any other non-profit organization, depends on help given by donors and supporters; regularly or occasionally, individuals or institutions alike. In a time where there are a confusing amount of money collections and appeals for financial support, it is logical and right that... více

Diaconia's Lenten fund raised half a million crowns for Ethiopian orphans

Diaconia's Lenten fund raised half a million crowns for Ethiopian orphans

508,109 crowns were the proceeds of the fundraising campaign of the Center for Humanitarian and Development Aid of the ECCB Diaconia for the support of Ethiopian women that take care of the orphans of Aids victims. The public fundraising campaign, whose motto is "We put people back on their... více

A new Czech record in Litoměřice, Diaconia took part

A new Czech record in Litoměřice, Diaconia took part

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ECCB Diaconia in Litoměřice the institution staged an event on the town's Peace Square. The task for this was clear: to make the longest chain of gloves and achieve a national record.

In total 133 people linked 753 gloves together to form a chain... více

Senior Star: When Seniors Sing

Senior Star: When Seniors Sing

An unusual singing competition is held annually at the Diaconia Center in Vsetín. As the title suggests a certain well-known international singing competition served as an inspiration. But here the target group is people over 60. They have the opportunity to present their often remarkable... více

We put people back on their feet

We put people back on their feet

"Above all, don't forget your airline ticket, passport and the mosquito net," was Ivana's good-by to me just before Christmas. Two days after the Christmas holidays we met again on the way to the airport. Together with four volunteers, Petra Švecová, Ivana Swiatková, Eva Grollová and David... více

Diaconia West

Diaconia West

With the first minutes of 2012 began for the Diaconia in the district of Pilsen a new era. The three existing facilities (Rokycany, Pilsen and Merklín) have merged to become a new organization with the name 'Diaconia - Center West Bohemia' ("Diaconia West"). The main goal is to build on all... více

Gigerbread hearts from the Diakonie featured at the Kirchentag

Gigerbread hearts from the Diakonie featured at the Kirchentag

The 33rd Kirchentag, one of the largest traditional Christian gatherings in Europe, attended by hundreds of thousands of participants, took place in Dresden from the 1st to 5th June 2011. Presentations by organizations from abroad, included the Czech Evangelical Church, as well as its Diakonie,... více

The family of diaconal centers is growing

The family of diaconal centers is growing

Interview with Jan Dus about the new Diakonia Center, floods, projects abroad and development aid

Jan Dus works since September this year at the ECCB Diakonia. Some of his responsibilities are foreign relationships and being the director of the newly founded Center for humanitarian and... více

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New projects for the training of managers of diaconal institutions

The Diakonia of the ECCB operates in the Czech Republic a total of 41 centers and schools, each headed by a manager. The Diakonia has developed for these a system of continuos training. A one-week training course for new managers is a project in which in-house lecturers pass on to new colleagues... více

The diakonic campaign

The diakonic campaign "Open to Seniors" continues

The ongoing campaign of the Diaconic Czech Evangelical Church (CEC) devoted to the subject of prevention of discrimination against older members of society is appearing once more in the form of illuminated advertisements on phone booths. The following slogan with the support of the media, has... více

CAR 4 help

CAR 4 help

Vsetín Diakonie helps socially vulnerable families. This hard work would be greatly facilitated with the purchase of a new car. Will you help too? Join the campaign „CAR 4 help.“

Help us buy a new car!

Currently we have up to 55 families in Vsetin and the surrounding area. Many... více