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For the second time, we are handing out Avast Foundation Awards – given to professionals from various areas associated with the interests of our Foundation for their courage and a clear, open and sustainable approach to the development of their field.

We would like the awards to become an annual tradition. Our goal is to support the award winners stay on their path and continue making advances and innovations in their fields. We also hope to inspire others to show active interest and get involved in areas that we perceive to be important.

In 2017, we awarded the Avast Foundation Awards for the first time to two important personalities in palliative care in the Czech Republic: Petr Lokaj and Ondřej Sláma.

This year the Avast Foundation is focusing on education.

Why is this year dedicated to important personalities from the field of education?

“A great milestone of 2017 was the establishment of a new program, called Learn Together, which is focused on supporting education. We consider quality and modern teaching to be the basis upon which children can be best prepared for the future in today’s fast developing world. For this reason, the prize will be awarded this year to personalities who, in our opinion, contribute to building an education system for the 21st century. The awards will be handed out during a festive ceremony.”

Jarmila Baudišová, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees


The laureates, Karel Strachota and Ondřej Neumajer, were announced at a ceremonial evening that included their families, friends and colleagues.

Karel Strachota is the director and founder of the program One World in Schools, which offers documentaries and materials to teachers to teach modern history, to present current themes to pupils, support students’ critical thinking, expand media literacy and instill democratic values in the classroom. In the Czech Republic, the program has been joined by two thirds of primary and secondary schools. Strachota also participated in the inception of the project “Stories of Injustice”, which are focused on modern Czechoslovak history.

Ondřej Neumajer works as an education consultant, lecturer, didactics expert and promoter of the integrated use of information and communications technologies. He has long been exploring how to involve digital technologies in education, and innovation in education connecting the world of schools, non-profit organizations, corporate and public sphere He also focuses on training teachers. He provides them with various articles, methodical materials and training to help them learn more about new technologies. He is the author of several publications dedicated to these themes. As a life-long scout, he promotes a healthy approach towards technology and encourages balanced use of the technologies.