Day Care Center for Vulnerable Children and Youth  in Tbilisi

Project Goal: to prevent the settlement of children from socially vulnerable families in childcare institutions or save them from starting street life.

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.

In the Day Care Center each year 90 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/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. Special attention is paid to education of children: they get assistance in preparing the homework in school subjects,  additional lessons in English, and the skills of working on a computer. 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.

Project Partners: Government of Georgia; Caritas France

Project Location: 2 Eristavi Street, 0192 Tbilisi, Georgia

Day Care Center Coordinator:  Ms. Tamar Chaduneli

 

                   Art Therapy Studio for Vulnerable Children and Youth in Tbilisi

Project Goal: to ensure the psycho-social rehabilitation of children from families living below the poverty line and their integration in the society.

The beneficiaries of the Art Therapy Studio are children from socially unprotected families; children from families displaced aftermath the armed conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia; children from families with many children; children from families without a breadwinner; children without parental care; and children with disabilities. The age of children ranges from 6 up to the age of 18.

With the purpose of providing the children with post-traumatic syndromes with psychological rehabilitation, a method of art therapy is used in the Art Therapy Studio workshops of ceramic, cloisonne enameling, iconography, decorative metal stamping and wood engraving, felt and weaving. The children are as well engaged in dancing, singing and hair-cutting workshops, where they set performances and get vocational skills of hairdressing. The acquired vocational skills they can use in future and earn money for living. 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. Each year, Art Therapy Studio serves up to 70 children and youth.

Project Partners: Government of Georgia; Caritas France

Project Location: 2 Eristavi Street, 0192 Tbilisi, Georgia

Art Therapy Studio Coordinator:  Mr. David Karkarashvili

Day Care Center in the Village of Arali

Project Goal: to create a space for education and entertainment for the children from socially vulnerable families.

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 enrolment exams for Higher Educational Institutions.

Every year the concerts and measurements, organized during summer camps and Christmas Holidays, have granted unforgettable memories and joy to children.

Project Partners: Caritas Ambrosiana; Elemosineria  Apostolica – Office of Papal Charities

Project Location: Village of Arali, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region (South-West Georgia)

Project Coordinator:  Ms. Qetevan Obolashvili

 

 

                                                   Day Care Center in Vale                             

Project Goal: to improve the quality of life of indigenous children in Vale.

Children and Youth Center in Vale was opened on February 2017. Currently, 110 children from socially unprotected families, between 6 and 18 years old attend the Center.

In the Children and Youth Center, the beneficiaries are assisted with school subjects; they get additional studies in mathematics, learn Russian, Georgian and English languages. Moreover, children gain 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. Every year, lots of sports activities, excursions, hiking to other cities, churches, monasteries, parks, museums, mountains and other places of interest are organized.

Project Partners: Caritas Ambrosiana; Public Schools and Local Administration

Project Location: Vale, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia

Project Coordinator: Mr. Shota Gikoshvili

 

 

                                              Mother and Child Care Center

Project Goal: to protect, assist and empower the children facing the risk of abandonment and their mothers, ensuring their psycho-social rehabilitation and integration in the society.

Mother and Child Care Center was officially opened in 2017 by Caritas Georgia and has a capacity to host total 20 beneficiaries (children and mothers) at a time. The beneficiaries of the project are:

  • Infants and children up to the age of 10 years facing the risk of abandonment or settlement in childcare institution, and their mothers.
  • Pregnant mothers with the pregnancy period over 26 weeks (child-mothers below 18 among them), including pregnant mothers already having children under the age of 10 years facing the abandonment or settlement in childcare institution.
  • Mothers with different problems living in an extreme poverty or being homeless, unable to take care of their children.
  • Children and their mothers – the victims of violence.

In the center, the beneficiaries are provided with a safe environment and basic needs. After the stabilization of their psycho-emotional and physical health, the work on individual development and empowering is conducted through provision of beneficiary children and their mothers with different educational opportunities that eventually are to lead to increasing their ability to live independently.

One of the objectives of the project is facilitation in employment of women linking them with potential employers and assisting them in getting the respective skills.

Project Partners: Government of Georgia; CNEWA KinderMissionswerk

Project Location: 2 Eristavi Street, 0192 Tbilisi, Georgia

Project Coordinator: Ms. Gvantsa Bakradze

 

 

Coordinator

  Mr. David Karkarashvili

Art Therapy Studio Coordinator

Address: N 2, T. Eristavi street, Gldani-Nadzaladevi district

0192 Tbilisi, Georgia

Phone: (+995) 599 158 322

E-mail: david.karkarashvili@caritas.ge 

 tamar chaduneli-001 Ms. Tamar Chaduneli

Day Care Center Project Coordinator in Tbilisi

Address: N 2, T. Eristavi street, Gldani-Nadzaladevi district

0192 Tbilisi, Georgia

Phone: (+995) 595 00 18 50

E-mail: tamar.chaduneli@carits.ge

  Mr. Shota Gikoshvili

Daycare Center Project Coordinator in Vale

Phone: (+995) 557 20 08 09

E-mail: shota.gikoshvili@caritas.ge