We support yourchance, a public benefit organisation, with projects Začni správně (Start Correctly) and Finanční gramotnost do škol (Financial Literacy to Schools).
The purpose of yourchance o.p.s. is to promote the necessary changes in teaching financial literacy, business principles, and enhancement of entrepreneurial spirit of elementary and secondary school pupils as well as the integration of young adults leaving foster care units.
We believe that it is important for people to understand a direct correlation among personal values, goals, work ethic and healthy financial habits.
We help young people from children’s homes or foster families to be able to stand up on their own feet and to live full and independent lives. We provide an individual assistance when looking for jobs, resolving financial situations and in the area of personal development. At the same time, once in a month, we organize educational and discussion seminars and meetings focused on various topics – communication, drawing up family budgets, job interviews, family and partnership relations and others.
We support education in financial literacy at primary and secondary schools for which we also provide educational materials for an interactive learning. The goal is to actively involve pupils in the study, thus making them think about the issue in the context. In addition, the project is dedicated to adult education, especially focusing on teachers and parents who consequently pass healthy financial habits on their children. Within the project we organise interactive workshops for teachers and so called Project Days in the individual schools; the goal of which is to instil the basic principles of financial literacy in pupils’ minds using interactive methods.
Within Finanční gramotnost (Financial Literacy) project we work with the following target groups:
Eva Josefíková (an actress), Markéta Mátlová (a soprano) and Tomáš Marek (a dancer) were delighted to become our patrons. Tomáš Marek compared the reason to be an active member of the project to the quote by Jan Werich: “Nobody needs to think that he is something more or better than the other. Maybe, he has more in his noddle. Maybe, he wears better shirt, has more skilful hands, maybe bigger biceps. But all this only obliges him to do more for those having smaller biceps and worse shirts. However, this can be understood only by people who love people. To like people and to love people, it is the only recipe for happiness, and that applies to all people.”
“Začni správně (Start Correctly) project has given me especially the experience that I need in my life just now. The most beneficial was financial literacy – before I did not know how to dispose with my money. Thanks to the project I was able to attend a barista course. At regular meetings I always learn new things. I am glad that I can be a part of such project. I admire the girls for what they are able to do for the kids.”
“Thanks to the Začni správně (Start Correctly) project I have a chance and hope to settle down and start to live my own life. At the moment the project helps me start my own independent life, and teaches me to rely on myself.”
“I can meet a number of new people who have the same goal, which helps me with the integration and gives me an opportunity to learn something new. It also helps me to view the things from different perspectives.”
“We like yourchance projects as they have a long-term reach. Unfortunately not everybody has solid backgrounds within his own family or friends. Therefore, we appreciate the activities of yourchance as well as its help to kids from children’s homes because thanks to better education these kids can be much more easily integrated into everyday life.“
Managing Director top vision s.r.o.
“We live in this society and we should aim our activities towards joint support and integration of young people who were not so lucky to be able to grow up in two-parent families under normal conditions. Through our support we advocate the values and objectives of yourchance.”
Ing. Jan Bubeník
Sales and Marketing Director Mercedes-Benz Praha
More information at www.yourchance.cz