Diaconia Connections is controlled by an American-based board of directors, and is managed by an Executive Director. Our organization is affiliated with Diaconia Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren - Center of Relief and Development (DECCB - CRD) and the Presbyterian Foundation USA. The DECCB- CRD has its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic. We are focusing on four major areas of mission. They are public awareness, public relations, fund-raising, and international/domestic mission support.
We seek to empower people connected with Diaconia Connections to be active global citizens.
Our stated goals are connecting people; advancing global awareness; and promoting action fighting poverty. We seek to empower people connected with Diaconia Connections to be active global citizens. We want all to understand the issues facing vulnerable communities around the world. Engaging the public and educating them to this end is one of the major focuses of our work.
Lectures and Public Events
Organize Mission Trips
Develop and Translate Educational Materials:
Our partners at DECCB - CRD have an educational curriculum that is implemented in schools throughout the Czech Republic. It is a 12-session curriculum designed and tested by teachers. It focuses on educating students on global issues. It includes lessons on education, human trafficking, disaster relief, and social services. We are in the process of translating it into English. We are hoping to pilot the course in the fall of 2016 or spring of 2017 in Milwaukee. Our goal is to have the program being used around the country as part of the regular curriculum in schools. We envision that this curriculum, along with its attendant activities, will be used for church education and in youth groups.
At Diaconia Connections, we believe that fighting poverty is an international and local cause.
We seek to grow our influence by fostering interfaith partnerships. We are adding to the public dialogue in a variety of ways:
- Writing letters and articles for newspapers and media
- Increasing our social media presence through websites, newsletters, and pictures
- Organizing community-wide public benefit events
- Building Community partnership
- Building Ecumenical partnerships
A donation to Diaconia Connections is an investment in a fair and just world.
A donation to Diaconia Connections is an investment in a fair and just world. Donations can be used to improve orphan care in Ukraine, to enhance the purchasing power of women in Ethiopia, to provide for the material needs of therapeutic workshops in Georgia, to purchase school materials for refugees in Northern Iraq, to enable farmer trainings in Cambodia, and to protect women and children against human trafficking in Moldova. Donations can be restricted and you as the donor have a choice over which project you would want to support!
2015 Annual Report
The gallery above is a complete copy of "Diaconia Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren Center for Relief and Development's 2015 Annual Report."