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Mission

The mission of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation is to help people who, because of their poor state of health or social status, find it difficult to participate in society or cannot care for themselves without other people’s assistance. Through its activities, the  Foundation aims to foster spiritual values and education, defend human rights and promote generally acknowledged humanitarian values.

Goals

The Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation ■  The Foundation’s primary objective is to support social and healthcare services that help people at risk of social exclusion claim their dignified place in society. ■  In particular, the  Foundation supports civic associations and charities that provide social services for abandoned and disabled children, the homeless, wozmen in need, seniors, and people recovering from illness and injuries, plus organisations that work to alleviate people’s suffering during illness and that provide support during the trying moments of one’s final days. ■ The Foundation also runs its own programmes in support of education for socially disadvantaged or disabled children. Every year, the  Foundation presents the Olga Havel Award to a person who despite his or her disability is engaged in helping others. ■ The  Foundation collaborates with other NGOs in working to enhance the quality of social and healthcare services and safeguarding human rights.

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The principles that guide the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation

■  Foundation grants must be distributed in an effective manner with a view to their long-term impact. Their distribution must be done with an eye towards the  “weak points” in social, healthcare and educational policy, and should provide financial support in places where nobody else is providing funding or which suffer from a lack of sufficient funds. ■ In publicising our activities – for instance by providing information on our aims, principles and realised objectives – we always acknowledge the people and organisations that have contributed to realising these goals, as well as those who work for the Foundation behind the scenes or as volunteers. ■  May all our activities, projects, campaigns, research, and collaborative efforts show the  Foundation as an organisation that acknowledges the  human dignity of all people, regardless of whether they are rich or poor, or whether they live freely and independently or are dependent on the help of others. ■ May the  Foundation’s grants help to find new and effective solutions to difficult life situations, and may they first and foremost go to programmes focussed on prevention and intervention, thus helping to improve the future prospects of children, adults and families. The  Foundation also promotes meetings and dialogue with non-profit non-governmental organisations with similar objectives. ■  Our Foundation endeavours to support civil society and to promote social changes that will help to integrate people at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Recently, we have also focused on “participation” – i.e. on involving socially disadvantaged and/ or disabled individuals in the  making of decisions that affect them.

Annual report on the activities of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation for the year 2011

Annual report on the activities of the Committee of Good Will – OlgaHavel Foundation  

Annual report on the activities of the Committee of Good Will – OlgaHavel Foundation for the year 2011

Annual report on the activities of the Committee of Good Will – OlgaHavel Foundation  

Annual report on the activities of the Committee of Good Will – OlgaHavel Foundation for the year 2011

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