ABOUT US

DSC_0344United Vision primarily sends well-trained volunteers to Latin America (in the first stage to Mexico) to teach English using highly effective method. Classes are organized for both, adults and children and are taught free of charge or for some small motivation fee. Our help is aimed at rural areas with some tourist potential. The intent is that local people could make use of the knowledge of English at labour market or they could start off their own business activities connected with (eco)tourism.

In the next stage other projects such as microfinance, fair-trade, e-shop with local products, help with promotion and development of (eco)touristic activities are planned to be implemented.

Our aim is to offer the most complex assistance possible to the whole community in a certain area, provide and spread enlightenment about the situation in developing countries and promote volunteering.


OUR TEAM

  • Anna Poledňáková – Chairman and CEO, Coordinator for foreign volunteers, HR, PR, legal, networking, strategy

Anna graduated from the University of Economics of Prague where she majored in International Trade and Development Studies. During her studies, she spent one semester at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires and six months in Bolivia, working in microfinance. She also took part in non-profit activities committed to serving children on the streets in Bolivian La Paz.  Anna is  member of United Vision since 2012 and focuses mainly on volunteer recruitment, communication with partner organizations, PR and networking.

  • Lucie Lísková – Vice-chairman, PR, networking, strategy

Lucie graduated in Pantomime and Foreign languages. She became a member of United Vision in 2013, when she went as a volunteer to teach English to Coatepec (Veracruz). Mexico became her passion, especially dance, historical rituals and exotical landscape. In 2014 and 2015 she went to work for one Mexican NGO to Córdoba, where she led the pantomime and juggling workshops for kids, street performers and clowns. She also founded a facebook page “Mexico Volunteering”, analyzing the NGO´s work in Mexico. Lucie is active in theatre and translation industry, writes blogs, travels and selects international volunteers for United Vision.

  • Lucie Hrušková – Coordinator for Czech volunteers, web administrator, HR, PR, networking, strategy

Lucie studied International Trade and Development Studies at the University of Economics, where she focused on Latin America and spent more than a year working as a volunteer and studying in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. For several years she has been working in the field of international trade with Latin America.

  • Noé Mendoza Fuente – Field coordinator in Mexico, strategy

Noé is a social entrepreneur based in Calakmul, Campeche.  He is in charge of implementing a regional strategy for integrating value chains that derive from local forest-management financed by Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible www.ccmss.org.mx. His career has focused on assessing rural cooperatives’ integration to market economy through particitipative methodologies. Noé obtained bachelor’s degree in Marketing in Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City and Master Science in Natural Resources Management in El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Campeche, México.

  • Helen Vodrážková – Trainer and author of our teaching methodology, networking, strategy
  • Jana Kalenská – PR, networking
  • Tomáš Hes – Co-founder, networking, strategy
  • Markéta Loman Vogelová – Graphic artist

CONTACT INFORMATION

United Vision, z. s.
Koněvova 1927/126
Žižkov, Prague 3, 130 00
Identification number: 22895060

Contact email: info@united-vision.org

Transparent CZK account for public:
Bank: Fio banka a.s.
Bank code: 2010
Account No. – CZK: 2500591408/2010
IBAN: CZ3820100000002500591408
SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

Transparent USD account for public:
Bank: Fio banka a.s.
Bank code: 2010
Account No. – USD: 2300591411/2010
IBAN: CZ6320100000002300591411
SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

Transparent EUR account for public:
Bank: Fio banka a.s.
Bank code: 2010
Account No. – EUR: 2100591409/2010
IBAN: CZ2920100000002100591409
SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX


PARTNERS

  • myELEN.com (my Electronic Loan Exchange Network) is a Czech portal focusing on financing microfinance, cooperative and development projects in developing countries. Via myELEN.com everyone can financially support chosen entrepreneur, cooperative or microfinancial institution and get back the principal together with firmly determined interest.

myELEN.com long-term presence in the Mexican countryside helps us to select a suitable partner communities for teaching English.

  • CCBC (Czech Coalition for Biodiversity Conservation) is a Czech coalition of various NGOs and projects working in biodiversity hotspots.

United Vision is one of CCBC´s founding members CCBC.

  • CARITAS – College of Social Work Olomouc draws on the biblical clause “Deus caritas est” (the God is love). By the spirit of that clause the College moulds the personalities of its students into theory equipped and practically skilled social and humanitarian workers.

In 2014 the first student from CARITAS carried out her practical training in Mexico in our partner community in Calakmul.

  • Mexikánec.cz – unique information portal about the Latin American culture in Prague and the Czech Republic.
  • Mořské želvy – Are you traveling to the tropics? Travel sustainably! Do not eat turtle eggs and other products from turtles, do not buy products made from tortoiseshell (bracelets, pendants …), and if you visit the turtle center, where the turtles are captured in small pools, demand their release into the sea.

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  • Go2Mexico compiles packages based on their own traveling practice so they can offer the best experience.

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MEMBERS OF HONOR

  • Markéta Loman Vogelová
  • Estela García Garamendi
  • Jakub Urbanec
  • Eva Krutílková
  • Barbora Kostková
  • Kristýna Poláková
  • Romana Marksová
  • Jana Kalenská
  • Jarmila Beránková

SPECIAL THANKS TOheart

  • Graphic artist Jiří Dvořák for helping with the logo design.
  • Director Michal Gálik for the creation of promo video from our partner community in Yucatán.
  • Jakub Urbanec, Radka Myšková, Zuzka Nováková, Róza Velková and Týna Poláková for a lot of amazing photos from Mexico.

 

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