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.

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“Journey: journalism boot camp” program knows its winners!

Competition for young journalists from around the globe, organized as part of the “Journey: journalism boot camp” program knows its winners! Participants worked for several months on their project under tutelage of their Mentors, experienced editors who lead them through …

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The Bakala Foundation Scholarship offers financial support to highly-achieving Czech students looking to study abroad.

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Kaplicky Internship

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.

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Student Hub

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.

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Professional and independent journalism


Journey: Journalism Boot Camp

Journey: Journalism Boot Camp is an intensive course in journalism designed for both Czech and foreign students.

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Achilles data

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.

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People in Need – Better School for All

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:

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We donated 500 000

”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:

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We donated 250 000


The Bakala Foundation

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120 00 Praha 2

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