Czechast: Women Educators In English Speaking Countries

Czechast brings you the first part of the story, or rather stories, of several amazing Czech women who help Czech communities abroad keep their language and cultural heritage alive. 

Klára Moldová at the T. G. Masaryk Czech School | Photo: archive of Klára Moldová

Klára Moldová has been teaching at the T. G. Masaryk Czech School in Cicero, a suburb of Chicago, for more than a decade.

"We are raising a new Czech community, that will not only represent Czechia here in Chicago but might return to Czechia and bridge the two cultures. We are very excited to watch where it is going to go."

Barbora Miklasová | Photo: Czech School Without Borders London

Czech schools abroad rely on many volunteers who may not have an educational background but are eager to help. One such volunteer, Barbora Miklasová, lives in London. With background in microbiology, she came to London to work in scientific publishing. But the she found a new and very fulfilling passion:

"During the COVID pandemic I was at home looking at my life and I thought I could do something useful for the community."

Zuzana Jungmanová is the Founder, Director and Senior Teacher of the Czech School Without Borders in London:

Zuzana Jungmanová | Photo: Czech Foreign Ministry

"The reason why I do this hard job, is the results and the good feeling it gives me. I love it, because it provides me with a kind of inner richness. It is quite important for me.

This episode of Czechast brings you first part of stories of women educators who do their best to keep the Czech language, culture and history alive on both sides of the Atlantic.

Author: Vít Pohanka
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