From an art gallery to schools, from churches to hospitals, Zdeněk Bakala has been sponsoring a wide variety of causes and projects since long before the Zdeněk Bakala Foundation was established. Informed by his own experience leaving Czechoslovakia in search of a better education and, in turn, a better life, Zdeněk Bakala’s contributions have always gravitated towards cultural or intellectual development.
The Kaplicky Internship is a program providing recent architecture graduates from Czech universities the opportunity to spend three months on an internship in a prestigious London studio where they have the chance to work on projects under the auspices of renowned architects.
The Bakala Foundation Student Hub is an information, counseling and support center serving both Scholarship Program holders and students from the general public interested in studying at foreign universities.
Achilles Data is a three-month course for aspiring journalists and media students from the Czech Republic with the aim of familiarizing participants with the basic tools, current trends and in-depth methods of modern journalism.
The Bakala Foundation supported the project Better School for All, which helped teachers provide better education for children with special educational needs. In this project, teachers have access to lectures for school-room use as well as training and materials to help reach a broader range of children in their classrooms. More about the project: http://www.varianty.cz/projekty/59-lepsi-skola-pro-vsechny
”Strings of Autumn” – Scholarship of Strings of Autumn
The Bakala Foundation provided a grant to Strings of Autumn festival to award scholarships to support young talented jazz musicians during their studies abroad. More about the project: http://www.strunypodzimu.cz/stipendium/