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 2016:
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 429 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 74 child and adult victims of abuse or exploitation received counselling and resources to help them recover
  • 5 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
     
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 88 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children in Georgia
  • 7 schools were upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 19 clubs are in place for children and youths to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 874 children and youths are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
     
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
     

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