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Caritas has made a great contribution to my son’s progress, says mother of a boy with autism
April 20, 2021 News

Caritas has made a great contribution to my son’s progress, says mother of a boy with autism

Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia has opened inclusive groups in kindergartens for children with autism and has been raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder in the country for the past five years. This April, the autism awareness month, Caritas joins the Autism-Europe “I can work, I can learn” campaign. Mother of a son with autism told us how her son's behavior had improved significantly thanks to the help of Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia.

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth
April 15, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth

Mongolia is a country of young people. Young people aged 15-34 comprise Mongolia’s largest demographic and more than one-third of the population. Under the financial support of the European Union and the Canada fund, Caritas Czech Republic, Mongolian Youth Council and Center of Citizenship Education have been working on youth development and empowerment in Mongolia. Within the framework of the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project, Mongolian Youth Council revived http://ivolunteer.mn/ platform in order to enhance volunteerism among young people.

Thanks to Caritas, children with autism have access to better services in Georgia
April 15, 2021 News

Thanks to Caritas, children with autism have access to better services in Georgia

Giorgi is a kind 15-year-old boy, but he does not feel comfortable communicating with other people. He was diagnosed with autism, and despite his condition, he attends a public school. Caritas contributed to making public services more accessible for Giorgi – we supported the child and adolescent development centre, founded by Giorgi’s mother in the town of Akhaltsikhe. The region lacked this type of service for children with autism – the closest place was in Tbilisi, three hours’ drive from Akhaltsikhe.

Together with SlovakAid, Caritas supports winemakers, butchers and other businesses in Racha
April 13, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Together with SlovakAid, Caritas supports winemakers, butchers and other businesses in Racha

The damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the economy and human well-being is especially severe in the mountainous regions of Georgia, where the majority of the population is dependent on tourism and entrepreneurship is less developed. In order to reduce the negative impact of the pandemic, Caritas Czech Republic provided grant assistance to small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the region of Racha.

Wardé: Caritas helped me carry on
April 8, 2021 News

Wardé: Caritas helped me carry on

Wardé, a 63-year-old nurse and mother of three, smiles as she tells her unbelievable life story. One would not say how much suffering she had in her life. Death of a son, marriage to a drug addict, loss of her own home and an explosion in the capital of Lebanon, where she lives. Caritas helped Wardé to keep fighting. For her children, home and a better life.

Masupanzila: Zambia's women farmers empowering other women
March 8, 2021 News

Masupanzila: Zambia's women farmers empowering other women

They call themselves Masupanzila, the Pathfinders. They are a group of 24 women fearlessly crossing the waters of Barotse Floodplain to take care of their rice fields in Mongu District, Western Province of Zambia. Masupanzila Women Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society was established more than a decade ago with the purpose of empowering female peasant farmers, tailors, and women involved in traditional crafts. One of their founding members has a message for struggling women from all over the world. "Don’t give up!" says the cooperative chairperson Sanana Munalula Mbikusita Lewanika.

Thanks to our support, Georgia has a new organic farm
March 2, 2021 News

Thanks to our support, Georgia has a new organic farm

Upper Adjaria is beautiful, but life has not always been easy for people there. Who wants to succeed in this wild part of Georgia has to be creative and willing to work hard. Guram Dzirkvadze is one of those people. He has built up a prosperous organic farm with his own hands. Thanks to the support of Caritas Czech Republic, he can now export his products further afield, and ultimately make it to the European market.

Thanks to her determination and our support, Mzevinar from Georgia could start her own business
February 25, 2021 News

Thanks to her determination and our support, Mzevinar from Georgia could start her own business

Mountainous Adjaria is one of the least developed and poorest regions in Georgia. Finding work is a real challenge there. Caritas Czech Republic is helping local people start their own business and create sustainable jobs to prevent work migration from the region. One of the people we helped is Mzevinar Iremadze, who focuses on traditional techniques of embroidery and knitting. Thanks to the support she had received from us, she could open her own small studio, and her products reach more customers further away.

Kevork: A Story of Art, Affliction, and Aspiration in Lebanon
February 8, 2021 News

Kevork: A Story of Art, Affliction, and Aspiration in Lebanon

A devastating explosion in Beirut on 4th August not only killed at least 200 people and injured another several thousand, but it has had a long lasting serious impact on the lives of the Lebanese. One of them is Kevork, a passionate painter, who lost everything to the blast.

Early cancer screening saved my life, says Darejan from Georgia
February 4, 2021 News

Early cancer screening saved my life, says Darejan from Georgia

When 46-year old Darejan Berishvili made a routine visit to the newly-opened cancer screening centre in her home town of Zugdidi, she expected to receive a clean bill of health. However, despite having experienced no discomfort, testing revealed she had a stage two malignant tumour in her breast.