Georgia

Working With Children in Georgia

More than 20 years ago, World Vision opened an office in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, in response to the country’s dire need for economic assistance, especially among the country’s poorest and most vulnerable. Today, all of World Vision Georgia’s projects are built around three strategic goals: strengthen child welfare, enhance youth participation and support community development.

Children in Georgia live with tension between different ethnic and religious groups due to inequities in resource distribution and rights. The economic situation is improving, but many youth are still unemployed (34 per cent) and often living on the street. This makes them more susceptible to trafficking and other exploitation.

Your impact in Georgia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 2 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 2,268 children learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 29 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 44 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 5 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 
  • 1 schools was renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, received classroom tools and resources, were renovated
  • 11 children clubs are giving children and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
  • 200 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 4,273 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 84 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 850 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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