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Secondary Vocational School of Arts and Crafts

Since 2020, the Foundation has been working with the Secondary Vocational School of Arts and Crafts, providing funding to cover scholarships for students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and children from children’s homes.

A trade in hand finds gold in every land

“No other school in Central Europe offers students the opportunity to learn as many artistic crafts as we do here. Ornamental plasterers who repair historic houses, castles and museums can only learn their craft here. It is the same for artistic gilders and glaziers. Students learn from masters in the field, who themselves have learnt their skills from previous generations. We keep the tradition alive. We involve art experts in our teaching, including a gemstone expert for goldsmiths, a wooden-building restorer in Libušín for cabinetmakers, and a tile restorer for ceramists. We also organise internships at companies abroad. For example, in the 2018/19 school year, 30 of our students were in Ireland, England and Norway. Some of our graduates are acclaimed experts in their field.”

Radek Coufal, School Principal