Workers Ministry Reportages

Michal Malina, March 2020

Partnerships: Each of you has the highest value Michal has been lecturing children a good number of years already. He has been returning to the same classes regularly and systematically, each time with the different program. Children know him and really look forward to his programs. Already as we walk through the school building, they…

Petra Stránská, October 2019

“How many true friends can I have?” This and other questions are being asked by the lecturer Petra Stranska at the beginning of the program called Friendship. The ninth graders are seriously thinking about their answers. One? Ten? Twenty? Four hundred? “You may be surprised, but the true friends could be counted on the fingers of…

Jitka Kultová, June 2019

Today, during the visit of lector Jitka Kultová, we found ourselves in the middle of the discussion with ninth graders. They already absolved the basic program about sensitive life questions with Jitka a week ago. The two-hour discussion with students always follows the basic program, that Jitka Kultová has been bringing to school in the Pilsen region…

Jana Řezníčková, June 2019

How did I come into the world? Where did I come from? How did I get there? 5th grade students in a small town had already had some knowledge of the world, human body and its biological processes, when we visited Jana in her programme for schools there. Her lecture was called “How I came into the world?” This time…

Radim Strojek, June 2019

Hidden dangers of internet It has been 1,5 year since Radim begun his work at schools in Jidrichuv Hradec and its surroundings. It was really on the Greenfield. Now we visited his programme for the 8th grade. Radim used to be a pastor and the leader of the mission group. Now he is coming to schools with the…

Pavel Kotouček, April 2019

We visited Pavel Kotouček in a fourth grade of elementary school during a program called: „Pain named bullying“. It is a pregnant word because it was heard in manifold variations during discussions time and again. Children often spontaneously commented on different model stories and situations, for example „it must have been horrible“, „he probably felt horrible“ etc. This…

Jana Coufalová, April 2019

We attended two programs of our outstanding lecturer Jana Coufalova. Jana has been working at schools in Olomouc for three years. It is a regional capital and quite a big city, where most lecturers have however failed to break through. Jana has persevered and is doing amazingly. She draws not only from her university background in education, but…

Monika Slunečková, March 2019

Monika has been working at schools here, in region of České Budějovice , already for ten years, with the support of NMP since 2013. Her most favourite programs often touch on the Jewish issues, in which Monika has a deep knowledge and to which she has a hearty relationship. Her deep relationship with God is reflected in everything…

Jan Novák, February 2019

Class climate Since 2003, we have supported gradually five lecturers in Liberec. Among them were for many years the distinctive figures of Patrick Miller and Roman Hammer.  Both of these pioneers handed over their art and experience to other generations of lecturers before their withdrawal to another service. One of them is Jan Novák. During his four…

Václav Jiřiček, February 2019

Vaclav Jiricek, joined the lectureship work about a year ago, and joined to the Healthy Youth team since September 2018. Now we had the opportunity to be with him for the first time in a live the program, in the fifth grade class and with Vaclav’s favourite theme “Cyberspace”. Also this program adheres to principles that have worked so well…

Filip Dvořák, February 2019

The program in ninth grade of one elementary school called “Risky sexual behaviour” is purposefully interactive: the adolescents adopt positive values rather under the influence of experience and of “aha/ I see” enjoyments, than of direct advices. They need to come to the hang of things by themselves. Accordingly is guided the entire program, creating room for students…

Marek Vicany, October 2018

On the waves of friendship Marek Vicany and his friends offer schools in the Healthy Youth a service that goes beyond the usual lectures. Their instrument is not only a spoken word, but also a modern music with everything, including a creative dance. The “Waves of Friendship” program is like a rush of friendship and hope that floods visitors. The…

Filip Dvořák, April 2018

Hazardous sexual behaviour Filip is one of the lecturers we started to support at January 2018, but he had been learning the skills since the previous autumn. Though he was at the beginning of a promising artistic career, the call to work with young people became predominant. He works at schools in Hrádek nad Nisou and its surroundings. The…

Radim Strojek, March 2018

Pain called bullying Radim is a man with considerable experience in the public work or the work with young people. For many years he was the head of the mission station. However, he started teaching lectures on 1 January 2018 in the town of Jindřichův Hradec, South Bohemia, without having previous experience with this type of…

Ivo Neuvirt, February 2018

The “Relationship in class” Programme for Secondary Elementary School is designed to prevent bullying. But in my opinion, enhancing good and positive relationships within the collective give a true picture of this programme even better. The word “bullying” does not often appear in it, as I noticed in the class during my visit of Ivo Neuvirt. Ivo is…

Martin Růžička, January 2018

Martin Růžička has been working as a lecturer in the Litoměřice region already for seven years. During this time he has built stable cooperation with local schools and apart from that he is also constantly improving and adjusting his programs. It was therefore with curiosity when we went to see his four-hour program about bullying which is…

Martin Stavjaník, December 2017

Martin is one of our most experienced lecturers of school programs. He has been working at schools since 2001 with a great scope and intensity and throughout all this time he has also been diligently engaged in his own additional study. Martin, who is originally a cook by profession, now heads for his second M. A. degree and…

Radek Hejret, November 2017

Radek Hejret has already been working as a lecturer for many years all over the country. He focuses mainly on topics related to holocaust and anti-Semitism. In November we visited his lecture on modern Israel for pupils of the 2nd stage of elementary school. In a way, this was an unconventional lecture, because four classes, which is over…

Šimon Velkoborský, October 2017

In September, Šimon Velkoborský started his fourth year of lecturing in Klatovy and its surroundings. We visited him at his lectures in two completely different worlds – in the first grade at a six-year grammar school (equivalent to the 8th grade of elementary school) and in a group of kids from the first grade of practical elementary school.…

Monika Slunečková, June 2017

Monika has a lecture titled „The Bible and the Human of the 21st Century“ for the students of the first grade of the secondary schools. She brings there many facts and sets them into a wider context, all about the book that the nowadays generation is not already so familiar with. For example: the Bible is the…

VIDEO: Pavel Kotouček, May 2017

The message of the lecture „The Friendship and Love“ stands in how sensitive the human soul is and how much we need in our lives very delicate links of the trust, togetherness and mutual appreciation. Pavel explains these things from many points of view using his own experience and stories from the life during the…

Jan Novák, April 2017

We made this video during the lecture for 6th grade class which was given by our youngest lecturer Jan Novák. He found excellent background among the most experience lecturers Patrik Muller and Roman Kladivo. Jan comes from a Christian family, however at the beginning of his personal search for his way of life he experienced downfalls, later…

Jaromír Babka, March 2017

Jaromír Babka got his professional experience from lecturers Patrik Muller and Roman Kladivo from Liberec. They were or are our most experienced workers. Later Jaromír moved to Sobotka being led there by God and after a few years of break he began to work in our team of Healthy Youth Program. He started in September 2016 in Mladá Boleslav…

Martin Růžička, January 2017

Protecting unborn life Planning the visit of Martin Růžička’s lecture was not difficult. After seven years of persistent work, Martin has his lectures booked by schools in the Litoměřice region at least six months in advance. When I went to see his lecture, Martin spoke to 15-year-old students about the protection of unborn life and responsible partnership. During the…

Jan Novák, December 2016

Jan Novák learnt his skills as a lecturer from his colleagues in Liberec where he has been working since 2015. The work of two INCZ lecturers, Patrik Müller and Roman Kladivo, has earned respect in local schools and gained an extraordinary position during the many years of their activity in the Liberec region. Both of them…

Ida Pencová, December 2016

How to get along with the siblings? ‘My mom stared at me and my brother for quite a time. Then she turned around without saying a word and she walked away,’ relates Ida to a class of fourth-graders during a discussion session on relations between siblings. My brother and I were completely shocked. We went to our rooms and we just sat there…

Martin Stavjaník, December 2016

Martin has been working in the INCZ team for 16 years now. Originally he was cook, but then God led him to work at schools and appointed him for this job. One of the strongest parts of Martin’s lecturing is listening, not speaking. That is an important characteristics of all good lecturers and it is very typical…

Petr Kadlec, October 2016

„The Earth planet has been at the doctor’s,“ Petr Kadlec says an illustrative anecdote, „and when all the examinations and test had been done, doctor asks: „And don’t you suffer from people?“ We find ourselves in the lecture about the sects and the world religions for the 9th grades. Petr tries to point in this humorous…

Ivo Neuvirt, October 2016

Ivo Neuvirt has been the INCZ Healthy Youth worker at schools in Ostrava for already 11 years. Ivo called himself to be „the man of the shovel“ when I met him for the first time. Despite of that his activities affected and still do affect deeply the lives of the students and find a great response among the teachers…

Monika Slunečková, October 2016

Monika Slunečkova has been working in the city of České Budějovice and its surroundings already for several years. She performs the lectures with the topics like the holocaust, anti-Semitism, Israel and other similar themes. We visited her program for the Grammar School in České Budějovice. It took place in October and it was about the…

Jitka Kultová, October 2016

Jitka Kultová visits schools in Plzeň and its surroundings. Her topic is „The prenatal development of the man and the prevention of an unintended pregnancy“. It is designed especially for the 9th grade students. She starts with a 2 hours’ lecture and than she comes again after a week to discuss the topic with students two hours more.…

Šimon Velkoborský, December 2015

Supported by the foundation International Needs, Šimon Velkoborský has been giving lectures in the region of Klatovy since September 2015. He was also doing this work the year before, however, the foundation currently enables him to deliver more lectures now. Having used several sources, Šimon prepared a talk about relationships, which catered for 8th grade pupils. He…

Ivo Neuvirt, November 2015

A lecture on the topic of “Family” Survey has shown that the topic of family and relationships in groups is what interests but sometimes also distresses the pupils. Ivo Neuvirt gave his lectures in two 6th grade classes and satisfied the children’s expectations: they were discussing questions that are often particularly vital to children. Ivo is…

Pavel Kotouček, November 2015

Topic of the session: Bullying and the dangers of the Internet Pavel Kotouček started giving his lectures in Letovice and nearby “Green Meadow” in 2012. His initial effort was first limited by schools that did not trust him. However, he is currently well-known by the majority of local and nearby prevention specialists focusing on primary…

Petr Kadlec, June 2015

I accompanied Petr Kadlec when he was giving two lectures on two different topics. They were held at gymnasium where Petr acquired a great reputation after working there as a lector for three years. There was one thing both of the lectures had in common: as soon as they were over, Petr received spontaneous applause. I was able…

Martin Stavjaník, June 2015

All of Martin Stavjanik’s lectures share one specific feature: he listens more than he speaks. This session on a sensitive topic that he has with 7th grade pupils is not an exception. If anyone wants to express their ideas, Martin is willing to stop speaking and listens to what the person says. The atmosphere of his lectures makes everyone…

Michal Malina, March 2015

It is a great experience to accompany Michal Malina on his visit to an elementary school in Havirov where he has been giving lectures for several years. “Hi, Michal.” – “Hello, Michal, how are you?” He is being greeted by many students and teachers. One of the teachers passes Michal and gives him a friendly greeting. “This is the…

Radek Hejret, January 2015

Did you know that Google Maps used to characterize Israel as a city, not a state? Did you know that there used to be states like “Gaza Strip” and the state of “West Coast”? You can learn more about all these things if you attend a lecture on the modern state of Israel by Radek Hejret. Radek has been giving…

Miloslav Fanta, December 2014

Miloslav Fanta really enjoyed his lecture on bullying that he gave to 6 grade pupils in a rural school near Mlada Boleslav. He has been cooperating with this school for many years now and its principal highly acclaims his work (I have heard the acclaim many times…). “Whenever I tell the children Mr. Fanta is coming, they are…

Ida Pencová, December 2014

I attended a session called “Be My Friend!”. Before the visit, I received a message from Ida Pencová saying: “It is a very funny program, I am sure you will like it!” She did not exaggerate. I think that after seeing the program each and every one of us would like their own children to participate in it. The program caters for…

Patrik Müller, a club report, December 2014

The low-threshold facility called “Vagon” (Wagon), which is located in Hradek nad Nisou, came into existence at the request of the president of the Liberec Region and the mayor of Hradek nad Nisou, Mr. Martin Puta. With our support, Patrik Muller has been giving lectures since 2003 and has been working in a public service company called Majak…

Helena Komasová, December 2014

I went to Helena Komasova’s series of lectures on communication that she was giving in a small South Bohemian village where the modern school building dominates. It is a place where Helena is a regular and welcome guest. The topic of communication caters for 8th grade pupils and is part of a broader program of ethical topics that Helena deals…

Pavel Slepička, Petra Stránská, Karla Mihatschová, December 2014

How to understand yourself and how to manage conflicts with your parents and other people when you are in your teens? That is the topic of the session that caters for 8th and 9th grade pupils. I took the opportunity to participate in such sessions provided by three lectors within the project called Healthy Youth: Pavel Slepicka, Petra Stranska…

Radek Pospíšil, November 2013

The Internet is a place where many children spend most of their free time nowadays. Therefore, the sessions on potential Internet danger are one of the most demanded ones. Radek Pospisil confirms that – this is the topic that the schools in Kolin and its surrounding villages want to speak on the most often. In November I went…

Ida Pencová, October 2013

Ida Pencova visits schools in Varnsdorf and its surroundings with gabfests from workshop series on Ethics. In the middle of October I visited with her two forth and one fifth class in Elementary School in Rumburk. Ida has been in all these classes at least for the third time and children have remembered her very well.…

Petra Stránská, October 2013

Petra Stranska started lecturing last year in the Hradec Kralove Region. Her work picks up on the leisure time activities clubs for children between 10 and 15 years that Petra founded in Vsestary and Nechanice. This year, these activities mounted into a children´s summer camp with eighty participants. Petra told me that there had already been…

Monika Slunečková, October 2013

The lecture by Monika Sluneckova at the Secondary School for Agriculture in Ceske Budejovice has proven that a class of last-year students is able to listen to a two-hour lecture on history given by a lecturer who is one generation older than them. Monika focused on the modern history of the state of Israel, which is undoubtedly an exciting…

Karla Mihatschová, October 2013

The city of Trutnov, which is the metropolis of the Giant Mountains, was short of the lectors for a long time. Since last year Karla Mihatschova has been the first lector. She offers the schools ethics programs on the basis of ethics workshops. As sometimes happens, the work was difficult first for various reasons, however, the…

Petr Kadlec, September 2013

Petr Kadlec has been working in programme Healthy Youth in Ceska Trebova area since August 2012. His work in elementary and grammar schools has been continually getting more and more accepted. I visited his two lectures for the 7 th grade of an elementary school near Lanskroun, where Petr sometimes comes. It was obvious that teachers…

Radek Hejret, June 2013

The secondary school of Plzeň at which I visited Radek’s lecture has extraordinarily excellent approach to shaping of the ethical aspect of the students’ life. It could be seen absolutely everywhere in the teachers’ behaviour and in the extraordinarily helpful approach to the lecturer and to me; we felt as very important persons. Radek is well known at that…

Petra Stránská, Reportages from the clubs, June 2013

Additionally to her lecturer work, Petra Stránská also leads four children clubs. I visited two clubs (one for younger category, another for older category) in a village at about 10 km from Hradec Králové. The children feel well in the club; they experience interest and acceptance of Petra. There are moments of chatting in a circle – about just…

Petr Kadlec, Reportage from the club, May 2013

Pro kluky z generace hráčů počítačových her připravil Petr Kadlec podivuhodnou nabídku: klub Hraničáři. Místo virtuálních zbraní se zde mává dřevěnými meči a místo do klávesnice se buší do zbraní protivníka. Petr učí kluky soubojům se zbraněmi zabezpečenými molitanem. Platí zde hodnoty jako pohotovost, rychlost, duchapřítomnost a také čest, protože v této bitvě není žádný vnější soudce a zásah si musí každý uznat sám. Petr…

Pavel Kotouček, April 2013

Pavel Kotouček started his work in the Healthy Youth Program in September 2012 at Letovice virtually “on a greenfield”. Schools of Letovice and surroundings did not know primary prevention lectures and it took some time for them to see that the offer of a young unknown lecturer constitutes a really high-quality benefit for them. But after the first experiences,…

Michal Malina, January 2013

The elementary schools in Havířov very appreciate the quality lectures of Michal Malina. New theme of his lectures was accepted very warmly – Michal describes the most spread world religions to the students in our mostly atheistic country during two hours. This theme seems to attract the students. More and more of them have a possibility to travel to the…