The Olga Havel Award 1998

Martina Langrová was the laureate of the Olga Havel Award 1998.

On the 4th of May 1998, the Olga Havel Award ceremony was held at the Galery Ambit in Prague. The Award was given to Martina Langrová from Olomouc. The event was led by Arnošt Goldflam, and the cultural part included performances of the band Musica per Bambini with Moravian songs conducted by prof. Sekvartová and prof. Bureš. Dana Němcová gave thanks to significant donors and colleagues. They also included those, who helped the Foundation after the floods in 1997.

Martina Langrová, born Žalčíková, was born in Zlín. She is quite little, with walking problems. She studied sociology and French at the Palackého University in Olomouc, and completed her studies with a dissertation work “Methodical problems of examining handicapped people living with their families" (1998). Questions of integrating handicapped people into society have become a part of her life. In summer 1997, she married Jiří Langr who, since 2001, has been chairman of the Regional Council of handicapped people. Martina works at the Archdiocese charity in Olomouc as an assistant for social projects, and at the same time works at the Association Trend of wheelchair users on a project of personal assistance. Her motto: "To be at the right time at the right place".

Thanks were given for

Significant financial support

  • Avirunion a.s. – Ing. Vitagliano Torno
  • Benzina a.s. – Ing. Václav Loula
  • ČEZ, a.s. – Ing. Petr Karas
  • ČSOB – Ing. Pavel Kavánek
  • Creditanstalt a.s. – David Grunde
  • Ch. S. Mott Foundation – Clare Brooks
  • Škoda Auto a.s. – JUDr. Pavel Nováček
  • Karel and Olga Velan 

Relevant cooperation

  • Sabine Gruša
  • Helena Leimgruber – Hájková
  • Věra Kubátová
  • Kamila Leclerc
  • Katja Sprüngli
  • Jana Stromsnes
  • Jenonne Walker

Outstanding project management

  • Helena Balabanová
  • Milan Lipner
  • Pavel Novák
  • Alena Sedlačíková
  • Jindřich Suchánek
  • Ivan Medek
„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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