Services for Children from Socially Unprotected Families
Day Care Center for Vulnerable Children and Youth in Tbilisi
Goal: to strengthen the families of socially unprotected children, ensure the upbringing of children in a family environment, and prevent the settlement of children in childcare institutions.
In the Day Care Center children have an opportunity to spend free time before/after school hours during the working days in a safe and friendly environment, being engaged in different educational and entertainment activities and accompanied by highly qualified pedagogues and professional psychologists. In the center, the children get medical and psychological assistance for solving the health problems. All children are provided with a daily lunch, cooked in Caritas Soup-Kitchen, during the stay in the center.
In the Day Care Center, the Special attention is paid to education of children: they get assistance in preparing the homework in school subjects, additional lessons in English, Russian and Georgian, and the skills of working on a computer. Moreover, the children are engaged in dance, singing, drama, football and karate groups. In hair-styling workshop, children get respective vocational skills. The 16-18-year-old children get the job application skills of writing a resume and information about the ways of seeking the available vacancies.
The direct beneficiaries of the Day Care Center are children in the age between 6-18 years from the families living below the poverty line; families with many children; children with single or no parents; children with disabilities (children with hearing and talking problems); and the children categorized as children without parental care.
Partners: Government of Georgia; Caritas France
Location: 2 Tornike Eristavi Street, 0192 Tbilisi, Georgia
Day Care Center in the Village of Arali
Goal: to create a space for education and entertainment for local children and to improve the quality of their life.
In the center, 90 children have opportunity to attend the classes of computer, mathematics, and English. The beneficiaries get the skills of creating handcraft items in tapestry, drawing, and felt techniques. The school graduates are assisted in preparation for national exams for higher educational institutions.
Every year the Center organizes Summer Camps, where children, together with volunteers, hold concerts and other entertaining activities.
Partners: Caritas Ambrosiana, Elemosineria Apostolica – Office of Papal Charities
Location: Village of Arali, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region (South-West Georgia)
Day Care Center in Vale
Goal: to improve the quality of life of indigenous children in Vale.
Children and Youth Center in Vale was opened on February 2017. In the Center 110 local children, between 6 and 18 years old, are assisted with school subjects; they get additional studies in mathematics, learn Russian, Georgian, and English languages. Moreover, children get the skills of working on personal computer, skills of weaving and creating items in felt technique. The youth graduating the Public school get prepared for exams in Higher Educational Institutions. Each year, lots of sports activities, excursions, hiking to other cities, churches, monasteries, parks, museums, mountains and other places of interest are organized.
Partners: Caritas Ambrosiana; Public Schools and Local Administration.
Location: Vale, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia
Day Care Center in Eshtia
Goal: to create educational opportunities for local children and youth, and improve the quality of their life.
Children and Youth Day Care Center was officially opened on October 31, 2017. In the Center, local children have an opportunity to learn Georgian and foreign languages as well as to be involved in dancing, singing, art and computer classes.
Partner: „Catholic Near East Welfare Association“(CNEWA).
Location: Village of Eshtia, Smatskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia