1 2013 Annual Report on activities of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation
3 Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation is a member of SKOK an association of non-governmental, non-profitable organizations working in social and healthcare system, and EAPN CR national network of non-profitable organizations aiming at supporting those who face poverty and social exclusion in the Czech Republic.
4 Editors: Milena Černá, Monika Granja Translation: Andrea Czikorová Proofreading: Daniel Beránek, Hana Füleová Graphic Design: Eva Kocnárová Photographers: Zdeněk Chrapek, Karolina Granja, Otakar Macák, Alex Macciani and the Foundation archive Published by: the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation 2014 Published: 800 copies Prague 2014 Publishing of the Foundation s Annual Report in 2013 was supported by ČSOB.
5 Annual Report on activities of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation in 2013
7 Summary Mission and Goals Ethical Code A Word from Chair of the Board of Trustees The Olga Havel Year 2013 Grant Programs of the OHF ~~ Pathways to Integration ~~ Professor Šilhánková Fund ~~ Senior ~~ Ordinary life ~~ Education Fund ~~ Summer Language School ~~ Sasakawa Asthma Fund ~~ Magic Hill Projects of the OHF ~~ Salzburg Medical Seminars International ~~ Sports for Charity ~~ Olga Havel Award ~~ Holidays ~~ Communitas pro praxis ~~ Golden lane No. 19 Public Relations Sister Organizations Abroad Basic Statistics Foundation Grants Donors and Donations Acknowledgements to Donors and Colleagues Financial Report Auditor s Message Basic Information about the OHF ~ 6 ~ 9 ~ 11 ~ 12 ~ 20 ~ 21 ~ 21 ~ 21 ~ 22 ~ 22 ~ 23 ~ 23 ~ 24 ~ 25 ~ 26 ~ 27 ~ 27 ~ 27 ~ 28 ~ 30 ~ 32 ~ 33 ~ 42 ~ 48 ~ 52 ~ 54 ~ 56
8 Mission The main mission of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation (OHF) is to help people who, because of their difficult health and social status, struggle to integrate into society, and lack the ability to help themselves without other people s assistance. The Foundation s aim is to spread spiritual values, support education, defend human rights, and share the universally recognized humanitarian principles. 6
9 The Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation contributes primarily to social and healthcare services that help people at risk of social exclusion to claim their dignified place in society; supports civil society associations and charities that provide social services for abandoned and handicapped children, the homeless, women in need, seniors, people recovering from illness and injuries, and organizations that work to alleviate people s suffering during illness, and support them during the difficult times of dying; runs programs to support education for socially disadvantaged or handicapped children; grants annually the Olga Havel Award to an individual who, despite his or her handicap, is engaged in helping others; joins other NGOs in their effort to improve legislation providing for the quality of social and healthcare services and ensuring human rights protection. Goals OHF 2013 ~ Mission and goals 7
11 Ethical Code Members of the Foundation, employees, external supporters and donors show loyalty to the establishers of the Foundation as well as its own tradition. They always act conscious of their responsibility for the overall image of the Foundation, and the non-governmental, non-profitable sector, which the OHF is a part of. They deliver a high quality job and take care of a positive reputation of the OHF. They act in a way which ensures avoiding conflict of interests or self-enrichment at the expense of the Foundation. The Foundation uses its own resources for generally beneficial purposes it has been established for. It minimizes the expenses of its own administration, and handles the budget in such a way that it remains a stable and if possible growing source of further income. The Foundation makes available its basic documents to the public. Information about all its activities is published in annual reports which cover also the financial report, list of gifts and donors together with the Foundation s grants. The Foundation strives to define its mission, goals, and programs clearly and comprehensibly. It ensures that the funding is provided upon a clear set of rules which are published in advance in the annual reports and the Foundation s website: The Foundation deals with applicants and receivers of the grants and services helpfully and openly. It informs them dispassionately about the fact that they have no lawful right to receive a grant. The Foundation respects the protection of personal data of the applicants. It also protects the intellectual property contained in applicant s projects. The Foundation keeps donors and sponsors informed about acceptance of their gifts and what purposes they were used for. Gifts provided for specific purposes must be used in accordance with the donor s instructions or contracts. The Foundation respects the will and wishes of donors and testators. In case of need, employees will make it clear with the donors and their families whether, and in what form, the information about the donors gifts will be published in the Annual Report. The Foundation promotes its activities in a moderate way, while respecting the dignity of its donors and receivers of the Foundation s grants. OHF 2013 ~ Ethical Code 9
12 Dana Němcová was awarded the CENA PAMĚTI NÁRODA and the RYTÍŘSKÝ ŘÁD of Poland in 2013.
13 A Word from Chair of the Board of Trustees Dear friends, Once again we would like to share with you the annual description of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation work, this time covering year Let me get a little personal here. I am often under the impression that we get absorbed by the current acceptance of the ongoing presence which brings up doubts and hopes about the future. That is the reason why I would like to share with you my joy and appreciation for the continuity and good practice of the OHF community, the way it was originally established by Olga Havel. You will surely notice in our report how her message has survived in today s society, how not only the youth intuitively seeks for role models in altruism and common responsibility for selfintegrity and integrity of the the whole society. I thank all the resourceful and devoted colleagues in the Committee of Good Will, and prudent managers of the Olga Havel Foundation. I thank all of you who spread the good will, and to Olga Havel, who still accompanies us through our worries and hopes. To the final note, for joy and encouragement, I will add a quote from Mother Teresa, which would also be appreciated by practical and proactive Olga: We should not be pushing ourselves into achieving great things. It is enough to do little things, but with great love. And I dare to add and with perseverence. Yours, Dana Němcová. OHF 2013 ~ A Word from Chair of the Board of Trustees 11
14 On the 11th of July 2013, Olga Havel would have turned 80. The Olga Havel Year The Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation, friends, and colleagues of Olga prepared events throughout the whole year, dedicated to the memory of Olga.
15 20/1 Church service for Olga Havel On the 20th of January 2013, the first event was organized, which launched a chain of following events held in the memory of Olga Havel and her birthday anniversary. Bishop Václav Malý who has been a member of the Management Board of the OHF for years now, held the holy service for Olga Havel at the Cathedral of St. Vít, Václav and Vojtěch. 13/5 Memorial Publication for the anniversary of Olga Havel s 80th birthday In May 2013, a publication called A Water Drop for the Tree of Love ( Kapka vody pro strom lásky ) came out as a memorial work of Olga Havel s friends, colleagues, personal guardians and volunteers of the Foundation. Olga Havel Award dedicated to the memory of Olga Havel In 2013, the Award ceremony was held in the spirit of the Olga Havel Year and on that occasion there was a special part dedicated to memory of Olga Havel. Ceremony itself was held on the 13th May in Kampa Museum, and the winner of the Award was Alena Jančíková, Head of the Czech Association of Paraplegics. The 19th year of the Award met with great public interest, thus there were 34 nominations. Every person has the right for appreciation, dignity and respect, regardless to one s education, social status or influence. Everybody was created in God s image, meaning to be a truly free person, trustworthy, and creative. Václav Malý OHF 2013 ~ The Olga Havel Year 13
16 21/6 Tribute to Olga Havel at the United Islands Festival On the 21st of June 2013 a program of musical and theatre performances in memory of Olga Havel called The Tribute to Olga Havel was held at the United Islands Festival. The performing artists included The Plastic People of The Universe, Vlasta Třešňák, Theatre Na Tahu, acting group from the Olga Havel Gymnasium, singer Sylvie Krobová and the Už jsme doma (We re Home) group (with current members) together with the former guitar player from the F. P. B. and Už jsme doma (We re Home) group, Romek Hanzlík. Within the additional program, there was also launced an exhibition Olga Havel in Photos and Memories, made by the Olga Havel Gymnasium in Ostrava and the civil association PANT. 10/7 Press Conference dedicated to the memory of Olga Havel On the 10th of July 2013, the OHF together with the Václav Havel Library organized a press conference, which aim was to inform the public about activities to commemorate Olga Havel s personality. During this event, the OHF introduced the Olga Havel Year, the touring exhibition Olga Havel in Memories and Photos of Bohdan Holomíček, the book The Power of Olga Havel s Pragmatism published by the Václav Havel Library, and the postcard from the Czech Post which was created and published to commemorate Olga Havel. 12/7 Meeting at the theatre Na zábradlí On the 12th of July 2013, an informal meeting of friends and colleagues of Olga Havel was held at the theatre Na Zábradlí. The meeting was held to commemorate Olga s 80th birthday and followed the Tribute to Olga Havel. It was organized with help from a self-supporting library Hrobka-Nový Brak, the OHF, and the theatre Na zábradlí. Famous musicians performed at the meeting, and there were also films played from the Original Videojournal. 14
17 Touring exhibition Olga Havel in Memories and Photos of Bohdan Holomíček On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Olga Havel s birthday, the Olga Havel Gymnasium in Ostrava and the civil association PANT have organized an exhibition mainly for students and pupils. The exhibition is a mosaic of valuable contemporary photos of Bohdan Holomíček, together with memories of friends, colleagues, and others who had met Olga Havel. The exhibition was introduced at the United Islands Festival and the Trutnov Open Air Festival, and was held at Lucerna Palace in Prague, and since October 2013, it has been on a tour, stopping at different high schools around the Czech Republic. The PANT association together with The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes presented the exhibition in USA. throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia. During the Olga Havel Year, the exhibition was hosted by the City Library Prachatice, the Cultural facility of Roudnice nad Labem, and the City Library Polička. In 2014, the exhibition will be presented in other 15 cities in the Czech Republic. Postcard in the memory of Olga Havel At the request of the OHF, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic have published a postcard in the memory of Olga Havel, the founder of the OHF. The printed postcard depicts a hand, holding a special type of rose named after Olga Havel. Author of the design and postcard itself is a painter and designer Petr Minka. The postcard was printed by the Postal Printing House of Securities Prague. A touring photo exhibition called Olga Havel and the OHF On the occasion of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the OHF, a photo exhibition called Olga Havel and the OHF was organized. The exhibition met with great interest from public, and it has been presented for three years now in museums, libraries, castles and other places Memory of Olga Havel at the Trutnov Open Air Festival From the 15th until the 18th of August 2013, the 26th Open Air Festival Trutnov Czech Woodstock took place and this year it was dedicated to the victims of violent post-war deportations. Special part of the Festival was dedicated to the memory of Olga Havel. Participants had a chance to see a photo exhibition called Olga Havel in Memories of Friends, and Photos of Bohdan Holomíček, or they could visit an office of the Václav Havel Library and a stand of the OHF. OHF 2013 ~ The Olga Havel Year 15
18 3/10 Foundation Day at the Olga Havel Gymnasium in Ostrava Foundation Day of Olga Havel was the climax of events organized by the Gymnasium on the occasion of Olga Havel s 80th birthday. The event took place on the 3rd of October 2013 at the Gymnasium, and it included discussions between students and Olga s friends from dissent, Anna Freiman and Petruška Šustrová, and representatives of the OHF, Milena Černá and Monika Granja. The exhibition called Olga Havel in Memories of Friends and Photos of Bohdan Holomíček was opened the same day. The Foundation Day was held as a charity event with a voluntary entrance fee, exhibition of student works for sale, auctions of students and professional art works and sport items which together raised 36,879 CZK, and this amount was doubled by the OHF. 28/11 Olga Havel honored at the Běchovice Run Organizers of the Běchovice Run, the oldest road run in Europe, added a special category of awards dedicated to the memory of Olga Havel. Connecting Olga Havel to the race was not a coincidence she was born and raised at Žižkov, where one of the streets nearby the finish line had been named after her. The special awards category was made for the oldest female competitors of the Běchovice Run who were awarded on the 29th of September 2013 at the finish line of the run. Reminder of Olga Havel s birthday anniversary in Lucerna Palace in Prague On the 28th of November 2013, there was a mutual celebration of the 75th birthday of Ivan M. Havel, 80th anniversary of Olga Havel s birthday, and the 100th anniversary of the Havel brothers mother birthday. A great number of invited guests met at the Marble Hall in Lucerna Palace. 6/12 Olga Havel Day at the Business Academy for physically handicapped in Janské Lázně On the 6th of December 2013, a memorial event was held as a reminder of Olga Havel, who helped to establish the Academy. Students had a discussion with Petruška Šustrová, Anna Freimanová and Milena Černá about the dissent, wrote a letter to Olga Havel, sold their products, and organized an auction of artworks. Bohdan Holomíček presented his photo exhibition. In 2014, the Academy will be named after Olga Havel. 16
19 The OLGA documentary The Film&Sociology Company in cooperation with the Czech Television, Václav Havel Library and the OHF, has begun work on a new documentary on the occasion of the Olga Havel s 80th birthday anniversary. The documentary was directed by Miroslav Janek. In October 2013, creators of the film announced a public collection which was meant to be used for purchasing private archives connected to Olga s life. The collection helped to raise CZK. The documentary will be released to cinemas at the beginning of R.I.P. 11th June 2013, Jan Kašpar, one of the organizers of the Tribute for Olga Havel, passed away. 19th June 2013, Filip Topol, an artist who was supposed to perform with his band at the Tribute for Olga Havel, passed away. OHF 2013 ~ The Olga Havel Year 17
20 Grant programs and projects of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation in 2013
21 Programs of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation in 2013 Social, healthcare, and humanitarian programs ~ Pathways to Integration ~ Fund of Professor Šilhánková ~ Senior ~ Ordinary Life Education Support ~ Education Fund ~ Summer Language School Healthcare Support ~ Sasakawa Asthma Fund ~ Magic Hill Projects of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation in 2013 ~ Salzburg Medical Seminars & Open Medical Club ČR ~ Sport for Charity ~ Olga Havel Award ~ Holidays ~ Communitas pro praxis ~ Golden Lane No. 19
22 Grant programs of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation in 2013 Social, healthcare, and humanitarian programs ~ Pathways to Integration The Pathways to Integration project addresses the urgent needs of people with disabilities. The Foundation s board contributes with grants to individuals and organizations, which provide services for the individuals in need, at home or through outpatient and inpatient services. Disabled children living in low-income families are prioritized. The program does not fund organizations operational costs or wages, purchases and repairs of automobiles, disabled-access alterations of private houses and flats, and assistance services. In 2013, the Foundation spent 3,720,000 CZK from companies and legal persons donations on these purposes. The nationwide collection There Is Never Enough Kindness (account no /0300) is one of the sources for funding the program. It ended in December 2012, and has been re-launched in March In 2013, the proceeds of the nationwide collection provided 1,217,000 CZK for compensational and physical therapy aids. As part of the Pathways to Integration program, the Foundation provided grants to 394 individuals, children, and adults with physical handicap. ~ 227 support equipments for persons with mobility disorders; ~ 98 hearing and other aids for persons with hearing disorders; ~ 15 contributions for tuition fees for children with special educational needs; ~ 54 various other aids for physically disabled individuals. Program Coordinators: Eva Kvasničková and Gabriela Bauer 20
23 ~ Professor Šilhánková Fund From this fund OHF partly covered the costs of therapeutic and medical stays for handicapped children and young adults from the Professor Šilhánková Fund. Professor Ludmila Šilhánková was a significant Czech microbiologist who was awarded the Josef Hlávka Medal in In 2013, an amount of 1,128,000CZK was spent to finance this project. Program Coordinators: Eva Kvasničková and Gabriela Bauer ~ Senior In 2013, the OHF announced two grant programs to support the elderly in private homes, senior homes, hospices, and programs aimed to make life better in an old age. The Foundation provided contributions to charities, civic associations, the diaconate and public benefit organizations. In 2013, the Foundation distributed 4,500,000 CZK for projects organized by non-profitable organizations. Program Coordinators: Eva Kvasničková and Gabriela Bauer ~ Ordinary Life The program focuses on social projects of non-profitable organizations which aim to help people at risk of social exclusion, to find their way back to a normal life. The program is financed by the NIF interests coming from the Foundation s assets. The overall amount of the Investment Fund Foundation grants amounted to 1,159,000 CZK. Non-targeted donations were used for other projects within the Ordinary Life program. To cover these projects, the sum of 572,000 CZK was spent in From this amount, 169,000 CZK was spent on the project Migrants, and another 40,000 CZK was used to support the New Family project. Total expenses for "Ordinary Life" in 2013 amounted to 1,737,000 CZK. Program Coordinator: Gabriela Bauer OHF 2013 ~ Grant programs of OHF 21
24 Education Support ~ Education Fund It s been 19 years now since the OHF started giving away scholarships to students from children s homes, low-income families, and handicapped children. Scholarships for the period from 1 to 7 years covered by this fund received 351 students. General Partner of the Fund for Education is the ČSOB (Czechoslovak Business Bank). Advisory Board: Ljuba Václavová (chair), Marcela Bideau, Milena Černá, Linda Kaucká, František Kopecký, Alena Králíková, Milan Pospíšil, Vladimíra Rattayová, Jan Stolár, secretary Eva Kvasničková. In 2013, a monthly scholarship was provided to 67 students of high schools and universities, younger than 26, with 9 of them successfully graduating the same year. The OHF also provided 23 single grants, used for compensational aids and other extra educational needs. Donations from Deloitte Advisory enabled 2 handicapped students to study abroad. ČSOB contributed with an amount of 1,100,000 CZK, ČSOB Asset Management provided 108,000 CZK. The L Association Olga Havel, branche helvétique donated 125,000 CZK and the Deloitte Advisory company financially supported the project with an amount of 130,000 CZK. In 2013, the OHF provided 1,781,000 CZK to support education for socially and medically handicapped students. Program Coordinators: Eva Kvasničková and Gabriela Bauer ~ Summer Language School A project aimed at English language studies the Summer Language School in Britain (Oxford, East-bourne, Ramsgate, Worthing, York, Brighton, Newcastle, Sidmouth), available to 15 children from children s homes, has been launched in August 2013 in cooperation with the INTACT language school Velké Meziříčí. 22
25 The Summer Language School was financially supported by ČSOB Asset Management (172,000 CZK), Mrs. Jana Strømsnes (112,000 CZK), Mrs. Jindra Čekanová (50,000 CZK), and the INTACT language school, which provided discounted prices. Expenses for the project in 2013 amounted to 334,000 CZK. Program Coordinator: Soňa Brišová Healthcare Support ~ Sasakawa Asthma Fund The fund that aimed to help children with asthma and allergies was established in 1993 by The Nippon Foundation. Assets from the interest are annually split into grants and given away to organizations for purposes of preventive services and medical stays for children and to hospitals, which receive funds to cover the costs of the equipment needed for the Departments of Allergology, and also sanatoriums, where children with asthma and allergies have the opportunity to get rehabilitation treatment in natural environment. Advisory Board of Sasakawa Asthma Fund: MUDr. Ondřej Rybníček, MUDr. Václav Marek, MUDr. Miroslav Vostrý, MUDr. Milena Černá, secretary Eva Kvasničková. ~ Magic Hill From 2005 to 2013 the OHF organized medical and therapeutic stays for children who suffer from serious forms of asthma and allergies, at High Mountain Clinic, Davos. The stay was financed by the Clinic from financial gifts provided by an anonymous donor. Further costs were cover by the Sasakawa Asthma Fund. The children were chosen based on recommendations of medical doctors from northern regions of the Czech Republic. This successful international project ended in December 2013, after the stay of last 6 children from the northern regions of the Czech Republic. In 2013, the OHF provided 212,000 CZK for projects offering a better life to children with asthma and allergies. Program Coordinators: Eva Kvasničková and Gabriela Bauer OHF 2013 ~ Grant programs of OHF 23
26 Projects of the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation ~ Salzburg Medical Seminars ~ Open Medical Club ČR In 2013, it has been 11 years since the OHF first launched a project to provide Czech doctors with an opportunity to attend the Salzburg Medical Seminars, organized by the Open Medical Institute in cooperation with the American Austrian Foundation. In 2013, the Foundation received 181 applications from Czech doctors for 34 seminars from different fields, out of which 67 applicants were selected. There was also a following program called Open Medical Club, organized by Eva Kocnárová. In April 2013, the Foundation organized a seminar led by Dr. Michael W. O Dell, held at the Charles University First Faculty of Medicine, Clinic of Rehabilitation Medicine. The seminar was organized by the American Austrian Foundation. The Foundation also arranged two following seminars: in May 2013, a seminar on topics of Trends in Mental Healthcare, led by doctors Martin Hollý, Martin Černý, and Pavel Novák, and another seminar in November 2013 titled Trends in Increasing the Quality and Security of Patients in the Czech Republic and Europe, led by doctors Naďa Pavlíčková, Ladislav Hosák, Vladimír Mark, and Bohumil Seifert. In 2013, the project costs amounted to 191,000 CZK. Project Coordinator: Eva Kocnárová I highly recommend everybody to enroll to these seminars. I d like to underline perfect organisation and excellent level of presentations, from which you will understand that things can be done in a different way, in a better way. And from your foreign colleagues you will learn how your specialisation works in other parts of the world. Many thanks to organisers! Zuzana Karpetová, MD Hospital Milosrdných bratří in Brno 24
27 ~ Sport for Charity The project has drawn increasing interest from public, the youth, and staff members of the companies which support engagement of their employees in benefitial community activities. Altogether 337 runners of Good Will participated at the Hervis Prague Half Marathon, 243 runners at the Volkswagen Marathon Prague, and and 37 runners at the Mattoni Grand Prix. In 2013, the ČSOB (Czechoslovak Business Bank) donated 100 CZK for each kilometer ran by the Bank s employees. They also raised more than 600,000 CZK. Other participants of the running competition included employees from the WAG company, Pointpark Properties, Concur, students from the High School for Graphic Design and Press, Sirena Film and Miso Film, BXR Partners, BNP Paribas Fortis, Sipral, a.,s., Kone, a.,s., INVESCO Real Estate, Garris Legal, AK Evan, s. r. o., a CDG. Runners from the ČSOB Private Banking, thanks to their participation at the Jizerská 50, supported the Foundation s collection with 36,660 CZK. Employees of the Concur Company raised almost 90,000 CZK with their sports participation, and the money was used for purchasing a wheelchair for František Šindelář. Project Coordinator: Lenka Benešová Special thanks for joining the project goes to Jan Škrabálek, Jaroslav Bohdal, and Lenka Horká who transformed their outstanding sports performances into helping people. Appreciation also goes to the Beach Volley Club from Pňov Předhradí, for engaging the beach volleyball players in a charity fundraising. OHF 2013 ~ Grant programs of OHF 25
28 ~ Olga Havel Award The ceremony took place at the Kampa Museum, in presence of Meda Mládková, Dana Němcová, Petr Dvořák, Martin Roman, and other significant guests. A brass quintet, in formation of students from the Prague Conservatory and Libor Suchý, performed at the Ceremony. The event was hosted by Jarmila Balážová. On the 28th of May 2013, the Olga Havel Award 2013 was given to Mrs. Alena Jančíková, chair of the Czech Paraplegics Association (CZEPA). Alena Jančíková has become paralyzed after an incident when she was 18, she graduated secondary school, worked at the Bruntál City Hall and later was employed at the Paraple Center. The Association s main project is the web portal which provides an opportunity to share positive or negative experiences of people on wheelchairs, whose disability has been a consequence of the spinal cord damage after an incident or illness. Olga Havel Award Jury: Mgr. Dana Němcová (chair), PaedDr. Blanka Dvořáková, Eva Hůlková, Iveta Pešková, Mgr. Pavel Wiener, secretary Soňa Brišová. 26 The Olga Havel Award is awarded by the Foundation as an acknowledgement for achievements of individuals who, despite their disability, have been truly committed to helping others. Winner of the Award is annually selected by a jury from a list of nominees.
29 During the Award ceremony, the Foundation acknowledged important donors: ~ for significant financial support Tomáš and Věra Chrzovi long-time donors for program Senior, supporters of the beneficial concerts of Good Will, organized by the Koncián Šolc Balaštík Advocacy Offices. RNDr. Milena Nečásková a long-time donor; Vakuum, spol. s.r.o. a regular donor since ~ for effective cooperation Lenka Benešová, volunteer coordinator of the Runners of Good Will project; Petr Dvořák, head of Czech Television for participation at the Why Poverty? worldwide media project which has been, by the Czech Television, interconnected with the Foundation s collection There Is Never Enough of Kindness ; Karel Klusák, head of the INTACT Language School Velké Meziříčí for support and cooperation on the Summer Language School project for kids from children s homes; Alex Macciani, a photographer and volunteer for his efforts on documenting the Foundation s events; Lukáš Fritz, a graphic designer and volunteer for a long-time production of graphic designs for the OHF. ~ for excellent project support Martin Roman, the iniciator and donor of the Reading Helps campaign, within which children decide who of those in need will receive support. This form of decision making represents a functioning tool to introduce charity and social help to children; Marie Ředinová, chair of the Czech ILCO for her work on making lives of Czech stomics of a better quality; Pavla Tichá, head of the Amelie Company for a voluntary project aimed to mentally support people with oncology illness; Heřman Volf, an amateur athlete and traveler, on a wheelchair for the Cesta za snem (Journey to a Dream) project, which raised enough money to make dreams come true for tens of disabled children. In 2013, the project expenses amounted to 376,000 Kč. Project Coordinator: Monika Granja ~ Holidays Holidays for children in Croatia were managed by an association of trade unions (Majetková, správní a delimitační unie odborových svazů), which provided the children with free passes. In 2013, children from orphanages in Benešov, Boršov n. Vltavou, Brno, Česká Kamenice, Dolná Čermná, Duchcov, Hodonín, Holice v Čechách, Horná Čermná, Horná Planá, Hranice, Krásna Lípa, Krupka, Lipová u Šluknova, Nová Ves u Chotěboře, Nové Strašecí, Ostrava, Polička, Pyšel, Senožaty, Telč, and Volyně were chosen for the project. A total of 448 children enjoyed the holidays in Croatia. Project Coordinator: Eva Kvasničková ~ Communitas pro praxis The Foundation has been actively involved in the Communitas pro praxis project since The project aims to create a network of viable partnerships between the J. E. Purkyně University Faculty of Philosophy and the subjects of public and non-profitable sector via professional student internships in partner institutions. In 2013, 15 students attended training in the OHF. In 2013, the project costs amounted to 319,000 CZK, drawned from European funds of MPSV ČR (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs). Project Coordinator: Eva Kocnárová ~ Golden Lane No. 19 On Olga Havel s request, a house no. 19 in Golden Lane, rented from the Prague Castle Office, has been now for twenty years used by the Committee of Good Will Olga Havel Foundation as the Foundation s gallery where products from protected workshops are sold. Project Coordinator: Eva Podzimková OHF 2013 ~ OHF s Projects 27