Ashoka Fellow
Czech Republic
Fellow Since 2001
This description of Vera Bechynova's work was prepared when Vera Bechynova was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Vera Bechynova helps children face difficult domestic situations by empowering families to address their own problems and preserve the family structure. Instead of placing needy children in sub-marginal orphanages or state institutions, she has developed an integrated social system to support families at risk.
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