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SKITOUR SERIES SUPPORTS CHILDREN THROUGH CZECH TV CHARITY THIS WINTER

Children in the Czech Republic have to wait up to four months for professional help. This delay can have a lasting impact on the psychological wellbeing of the children and their families. The reason is the increased burden on children during the pandemic, as well as insufficient staff capacity of NGOs.

During the pandemic, various psychological problems emerged even in unthreatened children. Twelve-year-old Anička turned to Spondea, a non-profit organisation, and asked for a consultation. During a personal interview with a psychologist, Anička had a chance to talk about her problems. With the return to school after a long period of distance learning during the pandemic, Anička began to experience morning indigestion, vomiting and anxiety. She had no idea why she was having these problems and couldn't set out to school in the morning. During the consultation, the girl gradually realised that these conditions were caused by her fear that her classmates might have changed over the time she hadn't seen them and that studying might have become more difficult.

The simple act of naming what was happening helped her. She and the psychologist came up with a plan to make the morning commute to school as pleasant as possible, and at the same time, she recommended that Anička express her concerns to her class teacher. The psychologist and Anna met a few more times at the NGO and with each visit it was clear that she felt more confident and her morning sickness disappeared.

There are hundreds of similar stories across the country. Some children and their families never ask for help and are not addressing the situation at all. However, Anička’s story shows that support provided quickly can solve or even prevent problems for children. Based on the data collected by non-profit organisations, the waiting time for professional help for a child is up to four months on average and up to ten children per organisation are waiting for this kind of help.

“Thanks to the information we have received from the field and from the survey, we can effectively use the funding we receive from our donors and supporters. We will help improve the quality of care for disadvantaged and vulnerable children, which is our mission,” says project manager Ludmila Bobková.

Since Czech Television is the new general media partner of the biggest Czech cross-country skiing series, ČEZ SkiTour, the connection with the charity organisation Kuře Pomozte dětem is obvious. You, as well as other participants of the series can donate to the account of the foundation as part of your registration in SportID.cz. You will also be able to help directly at the race. Follow our website, Facebook or Instagram to find out more. We will regularly introduce individual stories that deserve our attention under the auspices of Kuře. Thank you!

If you want to contribute outside of the ČEZ SkiTour race registration process, you can donate directly to the foundation’s account. The fundraising account number is 95959595/0600 and the payment reference number to identify the payment is 72022. Thank you in advance!

General partner

    ČEZ

Premium partner

    T-Mobile

Main partners

    Benzina
    Volkswagen - užitkové vozy
    Pojišťovna VZP
    Generali Investments

General media partner

    ČT

Marketing partner

    Raul!

Partners

    Northfinder
    Enervit
    KAMA
    Swix
    MSK
    Boll
    Crystal Bohemia
    ČHMÚ

official suppliers

    CAT CUT
    TKF

Media partners

    Deník
    bezky.net
    Nordic
    Kamsdetmi.com
    Drbna
    Evropa 2
    Náš region

Cooperation

    Národní sportovní agentura
    Svaz lyžařů ČR
    Worldloppet
    Kudy z nudy
    Báječné ženy v běhu
    Bieg Piastow
    Outfanatic
    Krušné hory
    Pomozte dětem
    Madeta
    běžkár.sk

Logistic SkiTour partner

    DB Schenker
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