Georgia

Working With Children in Georgia



Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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:
  • 20 children are participating in decisions that affect their lives
  • 145 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline kids without using violence
  • 253 children have received support through case management services
  • 371 teens aged 12-18 are enrolled in youth clubs focused on economic empowerment
  • 140 people received training equipping them to better serve children

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Georgia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 24,102 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 10,634 children learned about COVID-19 in age-specific ways
  • 12,431 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 29,371 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 11,050 people were reached with educational information about COVID-19 through social media campaigns

Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Georgia, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 18 teachers who completed our preschool training scored 80% or more in their test
  • 30 parents and caregivers went to our early education training
  • 20 community members joined an advocacy meeting at a local school
  • 4 stories were published in national media outlets
  • 795 kids and youth completed one of our life skills courses

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Georgia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 2 advocacy projects were led by vulnerable community members

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Georgia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 17,393 USD worth of cash and vouchers were distributed to families in need
  • 1,990 people received food assistance vouchers
  • 12,076 people received food assistance

Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Georgia funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
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