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4. 9. 2018

The Open Gate grammar school and primary school open their 14th academic year

On 3 September 2018, the gates of the Open Gate grammar school and primary school were opened to the next academic year for the 14th time. At Open Gate, 378 pupils and students are starting the 2018/19 academic year, 98 of them at the primary school and 280 of them at the eight-year grammar school.

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9. 8. 2018

The Third Summer School of Reading for teachers opens in Brno...

The third edition of the Summer School, organised by the readership promotion team of the Helping...

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28. 6. 2018

THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION publishes its Annual Report for 2017: It distributed CZK 88 million...

In 2017, The Kellner Family Foundation, the family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner, distributed almost CZK 88 million. Over the nine years of its operation the Foundation has supported educational projects and individual beneficiaries by CZK 621 million. Again, in 2017, the main recipients of grants included the students of the Open Gate eight-year grammar school, the public primary schools included in the Helping Schools Succeed project, and grantees enrolled at foreign and Czech universities.

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12. 11. 2017

How to improve the quality of the Czech school system and how...

For the third time, the Festival of Teaching Inspiration has successfully taken place at the Kunratice...

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23. 10. 2017

The Kellner Family Foundation to establish – instead of school...

The Kellner Family Foundation – the philanthropic foundation of Renáta and Petr Kellner – has outlined...

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31. 8. 2017

The Kellner Family Foundation’s sixty grantees are heading for 37 universities in Europe, the US...

In the 2017/2018 academic year, 60 students will enjoy support from the Universities project run by the family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner: 23 new students who have won a grant for the coming academic year and will start their first year, and 37 grantees continuing their studies begun in past years. The grantees are heading for, e.g., the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Yale University and other schools. Over the eight years for which the project has been running, 149 graduates from secondary schools across the Czech Republic have received...

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13. 7. 2017

The Helping Schools Succeed project expands to include another three public elementary schools

The foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner, The Kellner Family Foundation, has accepted another three public elementary schools to the Helping Schools Succeed project, namely The 8th Elementary School in Most in the Ústí Region, the Slatiňany elementary school in the Pardubice Region, and the Elementary School and Kindergarten at Husova 17, Brno, the South Moravian Region. Helping Schools Succeed now includes some 760 teachers and, through them, 8,400 pupils.

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22. 5. 2017

The Kellner Family Foundation donated almost CZK 90 million...

The Kellner Family Foundation – the philanthropic foundation of Renáta and Petr Kellner – distributed...

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22. 8. 2016

Czech students supported by the family foundation of Mrs Renáta...

In the upcoming academic year, a total of 52 students will enjoy support from the Universities project:...

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17. 5. 2016

The Kellner Family Foundation publishes 2015 Annual Report:...

The Kellner Family Foundation, the family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner,...

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28. 3. 2016

The Mendelova Elementary School in Karviná will welcome the third edition of the Festival of Teaching...

On Wednesday 30 March 2016, the Mendelova Elementary School in Karviná will host the Festival of Teaching Inspiration, this time subtitled Didactica Magna. Within a few days, some 180 teachers and experts from all over the Czech Republic signed up for the event and in Karviná they will share their experience with developing reading skills at Czech elementary schools. The enormous interest from teachers made the organisers increase the capacity from the originally planned 120 places.

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3. 11. 2015

Festival of Teaching Inspiration 2015: 500 teachers and experts...

The second edition of the Festival of Teaching Inspiration will take place in the Kunratice Elementary...

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18. 8. 2015

Thanks to the Universities Project, 52 Students from the Czech...

Fifty-two young students from the Czech Republic who have won grants under The Kellner Family Foundation’s...

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9. 6. 2015

The Helping Schools Succeed project to encourage better-quality...

The Helping Schools Succeed project is expanding into three additional regions. From the beginning...

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4. 6. 2015

The Kellner Family Foundation donated over CZK 97 million to philanthropic projects in 2014

The Kellner Family Foundation (KFF) has published its annual report for 2014. KFF invested over CZK 97 million during the year, 10% more than in 2013, in programs primarily dedicated to supporting education, science, and research. Since it was founded six years ago, the family foundation of Mrs. Renáta Kellnerová and Mr. Petr Kellner has provided more than CZK 355 million for these social purposes. Most of the funds are channeled into support for children and young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

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22. 4. 2015

Czech Students can apply for UNIVERSITIES grants before May 31,...

The Kellner Family Foundation’s UNIVERSITIES project will open the door to the world’s best universities...

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13. 2. 2015

New Students Can Apply to Enroll at Open Gate by March 15, 2015

Less than half of the students pay school fees at the Open Gate private high school in Babice near Prague. Need-based and academic grants provided by The Kellner Family Foundation open the door to quality education for children regardless of their families’ financial standing. Academically gifted and motivated children can submit applications through their parents for grants when they apply to enroll at Open Gate by March 15, 2015.

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14. 11. 2014

During November, in Prostějov, Ostrava and Zlín, children can sit mock admission tests for the renowned...

The Open Gate grammar school in Babice near Prague provides the highest level of education for children who have the aptitude to achieve excellent academic results. The mock tests, which will be taken in Prostějov, Ostrava and Zlín, allow children to try out the procedure for admission to this grammar school. Half the pupils are studying here thanks to grants. If the children pass the tests, they will only face an interview during the conventional admission procedure. The Open Gate grammar school offers accommodation in student dormitories, thereby facilitating studies for children from...

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20. 8. 2014

Kellner Family Foundation Sponsors 57 Students at the World’s Best Universities

The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are, among many others, universities where students receiving grants under The Kellner Family Foundation’s UNIVERSITIES project will soon be studying. In the sixth year that Foundation has been running the project, 57 students from the Czech Republic have been offered a grant from the Foundation giving them the opportunity to attend top universities, most of them in other countries, in the coming school year.

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26. 6. 2014

The Kellner Family Foundation Publishes Its 2013 Annual Report

The family foundation of Mrs. Renáta Kellnerová and Mr. Petr Kellner has published an annual report detailing its activities in 2013. The Foundation allocated more than CZK 91 million to beneficiaries. Most of the funds are channeled into support for education and educational projects, which constitute The Kellner Family Foundation’s main objective over the long term. Last year was the first time that the Foundation also allocated funds to three teams of researchers; they received grants under the Science project.

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21. 8. 2013

The Kellner Family Foundation supports university students for the fifth year; 52 students this...

The Kellner Family Foundation has been supporting Czech students at prestigious foreign and Czech universities for the fifth year now. It has accepted another 11 students on the Universities program, and a total of 52 students will therefore receive scholarships in the new school year. The Czechs who have been awarded a grant by The Kellner Family Foundation are enrolled at, for example, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Columbia University, and other universities, mainly in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Czech Republic. The foundation will provide...

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4. 7. 2013

Czech Teachers of English Learning How to Make Foreign Language Instruction More Attractive - An...

A unique Oxford Teachers’ Academy course continues in the Czech Republic this year thanks to the Helping Schools Succeed project. Guided by an Oxford University Press trainer, 25 teachers of English at the junior high level of public primary schools all over the country will become acquainted with the activities to use in language classes and strategies to motivate children to be interested in English.

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12. 10. 2012

Helping Schools Succeed in the 2012/2013 school year

The two pilot schools (Praha 4 - Kunratice Elementary School and Mendelova Elementary School in Karviná) continue in the project for the third year. From August 2012, two new schools, the Horka Elementary School in Moravia and the Zdice Elementary School, have been taken on board following an application procedure. Hence, the team of teaching consultants has expanded to four as well.

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22. 8. 2012

As many as 50 students will receive scholarships under The Kellner Family Foundation’s UNIVERSITIES...

Studying at Oxford, Yale or other prestigious universities or colleges? In the past, this was a dream that would not come true for many generations of gifted students. For the fourth year now, THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION helps many students make these dreams come true. As many as 50 remarkably gifted young people who have shown determination and abilities to succeed in fierce competition at universities will receive scholarships under the UNIVERSITIES project for this school year.

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22. 8. 2011

The Kellner Family Foundation selects new students for the UNIVERSITIES project

THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION has been providing scholarships under the UNIVERSITIES project to highly academically gifted students from the Czech Republic for three years running. In the 2011/2012 school year, the foundation’s Board of Trustees has decided to include another 14 students in the program, and the foundation is therefore currently providing financial assistance to as many as 31 students, most of them enrolled at universities outside the Czech Republic. The grants are intended for students with excellent academic results whose complicated social background makes access to...

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27. 5. 2011

Merger of family foundations of Mrs. Renáta Kellnerová and Mr. Petr Kellner completed – all activities...

The end of May saw the merger of the Educa Foundation and THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION. Members of the Board of Trustees of the two foundations agreed to bring all the activities under THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION, which will continue to focus primarily on educational projects.

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