Study Visit of the CLL Lighthouse Staff to Czech Republic
The team of the non-governmental organization Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse visiting the Contact Center for Addicts Vážka Hodonín.

Study Visit of the CLL Lighthouse Staff to Czech Republic

Within the project KS08 “Partnership for Social Inclusion in Kosovo” representatives of the non-governmental organization Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse made a study visit to the Czech Republic in the period from October 14th to 22nd.

During the first day of visit a tour of the home for single mothers and children “Home of St. Margarite” in Brno was organized. The Home was established by Caritas Brno and it owns 28 sleeping units for single mothers and their children. Project manager and social workers presented the work of institutions and work programmes to the beneficiaries. The same day Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse team attended a presentation which was held in volunteering center Caritas Brno. Coordinator of Volunteers talked about the importance of their engagement in projects that are carried out by Caritas Brno.

Seven people sitting indoor around a table.
The team of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse visiting the Shelter for Single Mothers with Children "Home of St. Margaritas" in Brno.
Six people sitting indoor.
The team of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse visiting the Volunteer Centre of Caritas Brno.

On October 16th a visit to Center for Homeless People Caritas Brno was made. This center gives users a place to sleep, meals, clean clothes and kits for personal hygiene. Advisors are available to all users. Within Center, there is a field service. Field activates are centered on making the first contact with a homeless person and giving them information about services that center gives.

Nine people sitting at a table in a living room.
The team of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse visiting the Caritas Brno Center for Homeless People.

The next day Lighthouse team visited social services in town Hodonin. The staff of Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse had a chance to see the way Home for Single Mothers with Children works in that town. Home for single mothers was established by Caritas Brno and Caritas Hodonin with the support of European Social Fond. Services of the home apply to single mothers who are in social need. Aside from Home they give an advising service in order to prepare mothers for independent life.                                                                                     

Six people sitting at a table in a living room.
Representatives of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse visiting the Home for Mothers with Children Hodonín.

After the visiting staff of Center for Lilfelong Learning Lighthouse attended a meeting with workers in Center for Addicts Vazka. During the visit, the Lighthouse team got information about the way of working and services which are available to users. Center for addicts gives advising services to people addicted to psychoactive substances, social therapy services, hygienic services, they can be tested (for drugs, pregnancy, and diseases) and daily staying.  This center organizes meetings of the Society of Alcoholics Anonymous.                                                                                    

Six people indoor sitting in a living room at a coffee table.
The team of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse visiting the Contact Center for Addicts Vážka Hodonín.

Visit to Prague

Prague was the second destination of the study visit. On the first day of staying in Prague, four meetings were held between the staff of CLL Lighthouse and Employees of Caritas Czech Republic. The first meeting was with Chief of Economic Department of Caritas. Chief of Economic Department talked about sources of financing projects and available funds. Next meeting was with the Manager of HR who presented the new approach of making a rulebook for work of the organization. 

Four people sitting at a table indoor.
Meeting of the representatives of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse with the Head of the Economic Department of Caritas Czech Republic.
Five people sitting at a table indoor.
Meeting of the representatives of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse with the Manager HR of Caritas Czech Republic.

The third meeting was with the Assistant Secretary General of Caritas Czech Republic. In this meeting Staff of Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse had a chance to see the network of Caritas in more detail on a global plan. The last meeting was with an Intern of Department of Humanitarian Aid and Cooperation. During the last meeting staff of CLL Lighthouse was presented with two ongoing projects of Caritas Czech Republic.

Five people sitting at a table indoor.
Meeting of the representatives of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse with the Assistant Secretary General of the Caritas Czech Republic.
Five people sitting at a table indoor.
Meeting of the representatives of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse with the Intern at the Humanitarian Aid and Development Department of the Caritas Czech Republic.

On October 19th Chief of Department for Humanitarian Aid and Cooperation Jiri Skvor held the meeting with Staff of Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse in the premises of Caritas Check Republic. Manager for Central Asia, Georgia and Balkan Evzen Divis attended the meeting. Lighthouse briefly presented ongoing projects and plans which are related to cooperation on projects in the future.

Four people sitting at a table indoor.
Meeting of the representatives of the Center for Lifelong Learning Lighthouse with the Head of the Department for Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation of the Caritas Czech Republic Jiri Skvor.

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