The city of Prague in the Czech Republic has announced a special non-investment grant of CZK 15.7 million ($729,000) for secondary schools as part of the Jan Amos Comenius Operational Programme of the Ministry of Education.
The grant aims to support the development of an open educational system that can better respond to various changes. The funds should also help ensure equal access and more accessible education for disadvantaged groups.
The Jan Amos Comenius Operational Programme aims to support the development of an open and educated society based on knowledge and skills, equal opportunities, and the potential of each individual. The program’s structure reflects the topics funded by the European Union’s structural funds between 2021 and 2027.
The financial resources provided by the city of Prague are an essential step in supporting and developing education and a great help to secondary schools. With this grant, the city will support all Prague students, including newcomers.
Although he is not the biggest fan of redistribution and grant systems, Zdeněk Kovářík, councilor for finance, budget, funds, and business support, considers it reasonable to use the money from the Jan Amos Comenius Operational Programme to contribute to fulfilling the changing requirements of modern times.
Education is one of the critical values of positive social and economic development. In recent years, it has required intensive cooperation between schools, students, founders, and businesses. The grant from the city of Prague aims to support these efforts by providing financial resources to ensure equal access and more accessible education for all students, regardless of their background.