In all of Europe, the Czech Republic has the highest number of children growing up in institutions – 24,000 abandoned or handicapped children. Tereza Maxová took this problem to heart after visiting an orphanage in Prague in 1996. One year later, she established her foundation, which now helps up to 9,000 children in infant care homes and children’s care homes. The foundation aims to promote foster care, ensuring that children grow up in the social environment best suited to them. It also helps NGOs working with unprivileged children. And as part of prevention, the foundation supports families and expectant mothers to keep children in the home they were born into. ŠKODA AUTO is a foundation sponsor, supporting the Rozjedu to! education programme for children in four children’s care homes and the Teribear Moves Prague sport event, among others.