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Všechno vycházelo z naší lásky k rodné zemi (All was driven by our love for homeland)

Všechno vycházelo z naší lásky k rodné zemi (All was driven by our love for homeland)

Publication about the sister organisations of the Committee of Goodwill - Olga Havel Foundation

In May 2017, the OHF released a new publication to thank all those who, for various reasons, left Czechoslovakia in totalitarian times, and after the Velvet Revolution were looking for a way to foster their native homeland. "Their material and financial aid flowed into our country like tree sap in the spring, bringing hope to the disabled, ill, elderly, neglected or excluded, people who had never even dared to cherish it," Monika Granja, director of the foundation, writes in the opening speech. The book contains the authentic memories of those, who founded the OHF sister organisations abroad, of the stormy period in 1990s, of the beginnings of the Committee of Goodwill and, last but not least, of the personality of Olga Havel.

Authors: Milena Černá, Irena Šatavová
Interviews: Irena Šatavová
Managing editor: Hana Füleová
Editors: Irena Šatavová, Hana Füleová, Naděžda Holíková
Art editor: Pavlína Najfusová - YP DE.SIGN
Number of copies: 1000
Pages: 92
Published by: Committee of Goodwill - Olga Havel Foundation
Publishing year: 2017

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Kapka vody pro strom lásky (Water Drop for the Tree of Love)

Kapka vody pro strom lásky (Water Drop for the Tree of Love)

Memorial publication for Olga (would be her 80th birthday). 

In May 2013, a new publication was launched. It was full of memories of Olga Havel from her former colleagues, friends, bodyguards, and volunteers of the Committee of Good Will. “This time we decided to invite also those, who had never been asked about Olga before. Some were Olga's mates who asked to help at the very beginning of the Committee of Good Will, and also those, who got caught in the power of her character,” says Milena Černá, Director of the OHF in her introductory speech. The book contains a set of photos with Olga, which had not been published until now, provided by authors from their private archives.

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Editors: Milena Černá and Monika Granja
Language and editorial revision: Irena Šatavová
Graphic revision: Eva Kocnárová
Circulation: 2000 copies
Publisher: The Committee of Goodwill – Olga Havel Foundation
Print: Východočeská tiskárna spol. s r.o. printing house 
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Katalog výstavy fotografií o Olze Havlové (The Olga Havel Photography Exhibition Catalogue)

Katalog výstavy fotografií o Olze Havlové (The Olga Havel Photography Exhibition Catalogue)

The Catalogue was published in the framework of a photograph exhibition which was organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation. The exhibition aimed to remind Olga Havel as the establisher of the OHF, and her message to the Committee of Good Will. The archive photos were taken by O. Němec, Z. Chrapek, G. Čapková, and other professional photographers. They capture Olga during her years at the Committee of Good Will, which later became the Foundation named after her. The photos show meetings with congenial figures, who had supported the OHF at the very beginning, Olga´s meeting with handicapped children and adults, and also the social care institute and psychiatric institute - which environment Olga wished to improve as soon as possible. 

Authors of the text: Monika Granja, Milena Černá
Editorial revision: Irena Šatavová
Graphic revision: Lineart group, a.s.
Publishing year: 2010
 

Udržet rodiny pohromadě (To Keep Families Together)

Udržet rodiny pohromadě (To Keep Families Together)

The publication “To Keep Families Together” is the output of the project “Supporting Integrity of Families Threatened by Social Exclusion and Their Place in the Changing Europe”, organized by the SKOK Association in cooperation with the OHF. The project´s goal was to exchange experiences in Vysegrad countries in areas of social services provision to endangered families. The publication includes experts´ reports from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. It is available at the OHF and SKOK or free download.

Editors: Milena Černá, Monika Granja
Graphic revision: Lukáš Fritz
Circulation: 400 copies
Pages: 72
Publishing year: 2010 
 

Dvacet let Výboru dobré vůle – Nadace Olgy Havlové (Twenty Years of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation)

Dvacet let Výboru dobré vůle – Nadace Olgy Havlové (Twenty Years of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation)

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of establishment of the OHF, memorial publication Twenty Years of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation was published. It maps various years and remembers people and events that has shaped the Foundation to its current form. Printed publication is available at the Foundation. 

Authors of the text: Milena Černá, Irena Šatavová, Monika Granja
Linguistic revision: Irena Šatavová
Editors: Irena Šatavová, Monika Granja
Graphic revision: Lineart group, a.s.
Circulation: 2000 copies
Pages: 78
Publishing year: 2010
 

Životní bilance ve stáří (Life Balance in Old Age)

Životní bilance ve stáří (Life Balance in Old Age)

The Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation has launched a publication containing reports from a conference held on the occasion of the World Elderly Day. The reports were completed by experts in geriatrics, psychology, pastoral experts, social day care, and medicine.  

Individual reports dealt with topics such as, instructions to deal with testaments, palliative care, employees´ ethics in medical field, principles for managing a mobile hospice, and spiritual support for clients during a terminal stage of human life.

The Publication is available at the Foundation.

Authors of the text: M. Erdinger, M. Špinková, M. Brozová, P. Hanzal, Z. Kalvach, J. Cabadaj, B. Baštecká, J. Prokop
Drawings: Martina Špinková
Editor: Milena Černá
Graphic revision: LineArt
Circulation: 500 výtisků
Pages: 44
Publishing year: 2009
 

Průzkum podmínek studia studentů se zdravotním handicapem na vysokých školách v ČR 2009 (Survey on Study Conditions for Handicapped Students in Czech Universities, 2009)

Průzkum podmínek studia studentů se zdravotním handicapem na vysokých školách v ČR 2009 (Survey on Study Conditions for Handicapped Students in Czech Universities, 2009)

The survey focused on finding out the number of handicapped students among all university students in the academic year 2008/2009. Their study conditions were examined, as well as the level and range of actions focusing on integration and helping handicapped students in their studies. 

Survey preparation: Magdalena Pozdníková, Markéta Pourová, Bohuslava Skořepová
Data collection: Martin Kameník 
Comments: Monika Granja
Linguistic revision: Irena Šatavová
Pages: 10
Publishing year: 2009

Jak komunikovat aneb mám kamaráda se zdravotním postižením (How to Communicate or I have a Classmate with Handicap)

Jak komunikovat aneb mám kamaráda se zdravotním postižením (How to Communicate or I have a Classmate with Handicap)

The Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation has published a unique publication called “How to Communicate or I have a Classmate with Handicap”. The book was created by young people, who had a personal experience with handicap. The texts include short edifications and basic rules for the first contact with handicapped people. The publication was made for students of primary schools and was published within the enlightening campaign of the OHF “Steps Towards Integration”.

The publication is available at the Foundation. 

Authors of the text: P. Hynková, D. Hofmann, M. Hnátková
Editorial revision and linguistic correction: I. Šatavová
Photography: M. Hynková
Graphic revision: Studio YP DE.SIGN
Pages: 16
Publishing year: 2009
 

Leaflet of activities of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation

Leaflet of activities of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation

Text: Irena Šatavová
Graphic revision: Lukáš Fritz

Staří lidé okolo nás - Sborník prací literární soutěže pro děti a mladé lidi (The Elderly Around Us – Textbook of literary works from the competition for children and the youth)

Staří lidé okolo nás - Sborník prací literární soutěže pro děti a mladé lidi (The Elderly Around Us – Textbook of literary works from the competition for children and the youth)

In January 2006, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Olga Havel´s death and also as a form of support for the program Senior, a competition for children and the youth was announced. Children competed for the best written tale, essay or poem on the topic “The Elderly Around Us”. The best works were published in a textbook.

It is interesting, how this generation looks upon the older people during a current trend of aging. It is almost unbelievable, how many of them can empathize with elderly and describe their relationship with the surrounding world and environment, either at home or in retirement homes. Quotes from one of the tales:

...but maybe I understand the old Indian proverb: “In order to understand a man, walk in his moccasins first”. 

Publication is available at the Foundation.

Photography: J. Vávra, R. Kodera
Graphic revision and breaks: P. Cindr
Pages: 119
 

Černobílý život (Black and White Life)

Černobílý život (Black and White Life)

This publication is for those, who are interested in learning the Roma history, their way of life, culture, language, and literature. 

“The book Black and White Life has taken years to be completed and represented a challenge in many situations, which appeared in our lives during those years. We are publishing it in order to strengthen the relations between Roma people and other citizens of our country. Knowing them would reduce fear, insecurity, and prejudices. We wish the book to be read not only by people interested in Roma and their world, but also by those, who remain ignorant towards them.”  Milena Černá.

Publication is available at the Foundation.

Editor: Zdeňka Jařabová
Authors: Eva Davidová, Karel Holomek, Jana Horváthová, Milena Hübschmannová, Zdeňka Jařabová, Ctibor Nečas
Photography: Jindřich Štreit, Eva Davidová, Jaroslav Kořán
Pages: 176

Deset dopisů Olze (Ten Letters to Olga)

Deset dopisů Olze (Ten Letters to Olga)

Olga Havel met Václav Havel in 1953 and married him in 1964. During Václav Havel´s imprisonment, she continued his work on the samizdat edition “Expedition”. Letters to Olga written by Václav during his imprisonment were later collected into a book called “Letters to Olga”, which has been translated to many languages. 

Publication “Ten Letters to Olga” was published with Václav Havel´s kind permission, according to the original publication “Letters to Olga” from 1983. Ten letters for the publication were chosen by Milena Černá.

Publication is available at the Foundation.

Photograhy: K. Bajzíková, H. Wilsonová, O. Němec
Graphic revision: J. Majchlerová
Pages: 94
 

„We wish that the right for dignified life is also enjoyed by those who live with handicap or mental illness, abandoned and old people, those who have a different skin colour or a different way of life, those in poverty or attacked by a malignant disease.“ Olga Havel
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