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Amid consumer frenzy, Czechs urged to give someone a “real gift” for Christmas

The NGO People in Need is active in more than 30 countries the world over, giving immediate aid in humanitarian crises, helping communities threatened by malnutrition, helping the poor to find a livelihood, fighting violence against women and helping give children an education. One of its successful fundraising projects is Give a Real Gift which motivates thousands of people to think of those less fortunate not only during the Christmas season. I spoke with Jan Svitalek of People in Need and began by asking him to explain the NGO’s Real Gift project.

 
 
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Students at Palacký University of…

Štepan Vashkevich is a student at the Palacký University of Olomouc who is one of the founders of a student association…

 
 
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Psychiatric care is Czech Cinderella…

Psychiatric care in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, is ineffective and heavily underfinanced,…

 
 
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Prague Airport launches random checks…

Prague’s Václav Havel Airport on Monday launched new random controls of baggage checked in for the presence of trace…

 
 
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Caritas holds conference on how…

Every fifth family with dependent children in the Czech Republic is financially poorly off, according to a new survey…

 
 
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Czech president sparks controversy with…

Arguably the most famous Czech prisoner ever will soon be free after the head of state announced he would grant a…

 
 
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Czech scout says Facebook threats after…

A photograph of a Czech teenage girl scout confronting a Neo-Nazi supporter has been widely shared on social media…

 
 
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Czech train enthusiast celebrates the…

Petr Vidner has a life-long fascination with steam locomotives. While most of his childhood friends packed up their…

 
 
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Czech Wikipedia celebrates success…

The Czech version of Wikipedia, a global interactive encyclopaedia written entirely by volunteers, this week celebrates…

 
 
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Roma education initiative seeks to…

For more than 10 years, the Roma Education Fund has been helping young Roma students to receive higher education and…

 
 
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Czech lawmakers reject proposal to…

The Czech lower house has rejected a proposed amendment to the law that would have enabled unmarried women to undergo…

 
 
 
 
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