In 2001, Vítek and Lucie Pohanka began working with children and young people in the Prague district – Žižkov. At that time, Žižkov looked very different to what it is today. Children wandered unnoticed on the streets and found various, often dangerous and harmful enjoyments.
Shortly about our history
The Pohankas and volunteers began preparing programs for these children in parks. Some time later they had regular meetings on the premises of the Brethren church on Koněvova Street.
They organized summer camps, sleepovers, trips and many other events for children.
In 2002 they rented two rooms in Chlumova Street, however, the space quickly became insufficient and so they decided to submit their entry into a tender for the lease of a house on Havlíčkův náměstí. Their project was successful and in 2005, after receiving the building permit, they began extensive renovations of the building, which was in severely poor conditions and was used by squatters for many years.
By God’s grace and blessing, after 7 years, the house was reconstructed by donations made by individuals, companies, churches, grants and collections.
In 2012 the center had a grand opening.
The service has grown greatly over the years. In recent years, it is regularly visited by approximately 80 children between 3 and 20 years of age. Often there are up to 50 children there in an afternoon.
The current Head of the Center is Pavel Bukáček.