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.

 
  • 277 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 20 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 1,487 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 176 adults learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 509 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 400 parents and caregivers learned about common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 198 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 103 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 40 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 639 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 11 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 300 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 714 children and youths were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 2 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children in Georgia
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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