Club Uličník for children and youth

2,000 Euro Prize 2017

Country: Czech Republic

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Family, Non-formal education, Mental health

Project owner: Diakonia of The Czech Brothers Evangelical Church

Responsible person: Mgr. Václava Egermaierová

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

It is a form of outreach institution for children and youth. Workers accompany and support clients that are confrontedwith difficult life situations. By doing so and helping them to address these situations. The service is anonymous, free of charge and discreetand is most often provided in parks, on streets or playgrounds, or in a specially converted car.

Appreciation of the Jury

To move into the familiar surroundings of youths by bus – a simple yet very efficient approach to youth work that hitherto did not exist in this form. Dedicated and professional, playful with an ever open ear for personal problems, well anchored in communal adult structures yet close to the needs of children and youths: an innovative method of social workers reaching out to their young clients. The mobility creates linkages. The project catches the eye and is well received. It arouses interest in children, youths and adults, it takes up ideas and addresses needs, and it supports youths and collective commitment. Other schools and communes are more than interested. A Little Rascal bus will come…