“This year’s 20th anniversary meant a lot for all of us, who are carrying on the DSA legacy of bringing together different cultures, promoting friendship and offering a helping hand to less privileged people in this country. Our Festival plays an essential role, as it represents the bridge that connects all of us together,” explained Mrs. Myung-ji Suh, the DSA President. Funds are raised by selling entry tickets and goods at the stalls, an internet auction on Aukro, and from private sponsors or corporate donations. 100% of the funds are redistributed through grants to Czech charitable organizations.
Since 1997 the DSA has raised more than 68 million CZK.
“Our achievements would not have been possible without the strong commitment of all DSA members. I extend my deepest gratitude also to all the volunteers and sponsors who have supported us throughout the years. I am optimistic that these positive spirits will further shine in the coming years,’’ adds Mrs. Myung-ji Suh. Since its modest first years, the DSA Festival has become one of the most prestigious and sought-after Christmas events. It attracts thousands of visitors each year and is traditionally opened by the First Lady.
Members of the Committee of the Diplomatic Spouses Association
Jinhyung Park, Pianist, Winner of the 2016 Prague Spring International Music Competition
Mrs. Claire Frijs – Madsen with her husband, H.E. Ole Madsen, Ambassador of Denmark
Mrs. Myung Ji Suh, President of the DSA
From left: Louise Beer and Ingri Benwik, Diplomatic Spouses Association
H.E. Abdulla Mohamed AL Maainah, Ambassador of the UAE giving a check to Mrs.Tamar Agiashvili, Charity Coordinator of the DSA
From left: Mr Suh Joonkyo, KHNP and Tamar Agiashvili, Charity Coordinator of the DSA
H.E. Leonora Rueda, Ambassador of Mexico and
H.E. Liliana de Torres, Ambassador of Peru with her husband
From left: Ms. Alexandra Šporková, Pro Arte, Mgr. Anna Pulkertova, J&T Banka, Mrs. Elena Sorokina, Director, Russian Connection, Mr. Kirili Kožuchov, Vice President, Royal Golf Club Mariánské Lázně, and Benke Aikell, your Publisher
From right: H.E. Riza Poda, Albanian Ambasador, Ilirian Kuka, Diplomat in the Albanian Embassy with his wife Nevila Kuka, Lulezim Çota, Diplomat in the Albanian Embassy, and Majlinda Cullhaj, wife of the Deputy Ambassador of Austria
From left: H.E Narong Sasitorn, Ambassador of Thailand, Kakanang Amaranand, Counselor, Natnipa Burutpat, Minister Counselor, and Yossawadee Khewattana, Director, Odilia Thai Trade Prague
From right: Tamar Agiashvili, Charity Coordinator of the DSA with her husband H.E. Zaal Gogsadze, Ambassador of Georgia, Mrs. Marina Sytaya with a friend, and H.E. Valery Kurdyukov, Ambassador of Belarus
From left: Mrs. Nerea Olabegoya, Mrs. Maria Cascos, wife of the Ambassador of Spain, and Veronika Blažková, Spokesperson, Prague 1