The storytelling of the Social Venture “Czech in”
Two days ago we received the visit of Kristyna Kratochvilova a warrior woman who told us about her social enterprise “Czech In”.
She said to us how she started with this Social Project. Four years ago, Kristyna found an issue in her city, Prague, and she tried to resolve it. She realized that immigrant people didn’t have the opportunity to learn Czech language. Therefore, immigrant people didn’t have the most important skill to get a job.
Her work began with foreigner children in a kindergarten. And one year after that, she expanded her sphere of influence and began to work with adults too.
After that, the company started to give English courses for Czech people and become Lts company (limited company). The company has a Social impact because they employ foreigners, their target group and the money they gain are used by the NGO “Poradna pro integraci” in order to support different things the NGO does.
Thank you Kristyna!!!
The storytelling of the Social Venture “Kačaba”
Walking in Pilsen you can find a really amazing place called “Kačaba”. Kačaba is a coffee restaurant located in the Prokopva Street in the centre of Pilsen.
The reason that makes Kačaba a special restaurant is that is a Social Enterprise, where there are working 30 people all of them with some disability. Kačaba is a project of a NGO called “DIAKONIE” and started on 2005 with the help of European Union.
Nowadays, in Kačaba they are developing two projects. The first project called “Working Rehabilitation” they work on this project from Monday to Friday, between 8.00 A.M and 15.00 P.M. Here, people with disability who needs some help are working social skills during one year. After that, they will have the opportunity to get a job in other place.
The second project called “Afternoon Shift” they work on this project from Monday to Friday, between 3.00 P.M and 11.00 P.M. On this project people with disability that don´t need support work as waiter or cook.
We have interviewed some workers and the manager and all of them are agree that the project is working correctly thus they are very proud of them.
The Kacaba’s manager Ladislav Novi and Maria, the participant at TC „Tools Open for Youth“