The Center for Foreigners of the South Moravian Region is currently looking for the best candidates to take care of Ukrainian children in this field. Ten cities and six counties applied. In particular, they are looking for workers in, for example, Vyškov, Břeclav, Šlapanice or, for example, Kuři.
As of early April, there were 325,742 refugees from Ukraine under temporary protection in the Czech Republic, two-thirds of whom were women.
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One of the basic prerequisites for applicants is knowledge of Ukrainian and Czech. For now, the center plans to hire workers by the end of this year and then evaluate their performance. He has secured funding for them till the end of 2024.
He uses money The Ministry of Home Affairs received UNICEF funding from the United Nations. He gave the department almost 360 million crowns, and they should use it to strengthen the integration of immigrants and improve their integration into Czech society.
One of the areas decided to be supported locally is centers for foreigners and their activities.
Only up to 200 children
Each institution provides social and legal protection of children to Ukrainian children who do not come to the Czech Republic with their parents. Similar services for Czech families.
“This is basic advice on rights and obligations, information about the socio-legal child protection system and its capabilities, important contacts, communication with the Ministry, VZP and other institutions. It is in both Ukrainian and Czech,” explains Peter Holek, spokesman for the South Moravian Region.
In addition, approximately 40 children arrived in South Moravia unaccompanied by any adults. They are mainly 15 and 17 year old boys. They were accommodated mainly by representatives of the social and legal protection of children in cooperation with youth shelters and universities in Brno.
The Ukrainian government does not want them to be taken in by foster families. According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, there are 150 to 200 children in the entire Czech Republic.
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