Georgia

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Caritas Czech Republic began its development activities in Georgia in 2008. Initially, we operated in Georgia through local partner organizations, but we established our own branch here in 2015, which enabled us to offer high-quality, timely and well-resourced development aid. Currently, Caritas Czech Republic has its main office in Tbilisi and a regional branch in Khulo, Adjara.

Health Service

In Georgia Caritas provide help to people with autismHealth and social care is our “flagship” in Georgia. We collaborate closely with the local Ministry of Health (MoILHSA), and we fundamentally participate in reforming the Georgian system of primary health care.

We aid the most vulnerable groups of people, such as children with severe disabilities and with autism spectrum disorders. We train physicians to recognize autism in its early stages, organize training for behavioral therapists, and in collaboration with the Georgian Ministry of Health, we implement systemic changes which further improve services for persons with autism.

In Georgia, we also raise awareness of the importance of cancer prevention, and we make cancer screening more accessible. In October 2019, we established a screening center in the city of Zugdidi, which helps to improve early testing of a number of common types of cancer for nearly half a million people living in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.

In 2020, we also reacted quickly to needs brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To treat COVID-19, we remotely trained Georgian physicians from rural areas. In collaboration with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), we built a laboratory information center for efficient surveillance of COVID-19 and also an integrated system which manages the electronic queue for vaccination against COVID-19.

Rural Development and Responsible Waste Management

Georgian farmersIn remote mountain areas, where the majority of people are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, we support local businesses, and we create new jobs so that locals do not have to leave their home region. For example, we helped build an organic farm and a traditional crafts studio. In the upper Adjara region, we helped create more than 200 jobs.

In the Georgian mountain areas, we help to develop waste management infrastructure and raise local awareness of waste sorting and recycling.

Read more about the mission in Georgia

Best of 2021 in Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia
January 14, 2022 CCR-Georgia

Best of 2021 in Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia

The year 2021 was challenging – the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the health care system, economic stagnation and inflation deepened, and our lives were negatively affected by restrained inter-personal contracts due to the pandemic regulations. In such situation, however, the needs for humanitarian aid and development cooperation increase, and thus the work of Caritas Czech Republic has become much more indispensable. Seeing it from this point of view, the year 2021 was very successful for Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia, as we could provide more of needed assistance than in any other year before. Thanks to our donors, we were able to run a total of 14 individual projects with an overall yearly budget slightly below two million Euro, and be active in four priority sectors – health care, social protection, rural development, and environmental protection.

Do you know what chichilaki, pacha, or Tsagaan Sa is? Visit Christmas at our missions to find out
December 8, 2021 News

Do you know what chichilaki, pacha, or Tsagaan Sa is? Visit Christmas at our missions to find out

Preparations for the biggest holidays of the year are in full swing. Decorated homes as well as public places, Christmas sweets, carols, carps and potato salad are essential part of Christmas celebrations in the Czech Republic. But what about in other parts of the world, in countries where Caritas Czech Republic works? Do they celebrate Christmas in Iraq, Mongolia, or Zambia? What does this part of the year mean to different cultures?

Caritas Czech Republic enabled better inclusion of people with autism in Georgia
November 11, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Caritas Czech Republic enabled better inclusion of people with autism in Georgia

Identifying the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an early age and providing children with appropriate rehabilitation services is crucial for preparing them for an independent life. Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) has been working to provide quality and affordable services for people with ASD since 2015. As a result, the environment for children with ASD and their families in Georgia has significantly improved.

Czech Senate Woman States Partnership with Georgia is Effective and Meaningful
November 3, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Czech Senate Woman States Partnership with Georgia is Effective and Meaningful

On their business trip to Georgia, the Czech Senators Miluše Horská and Miroslav Adámek visited many places, where the development projects funded by Czech development cooperation have been implemented. Accompanied by the team of Caritas Czech Republic, the implementer of those interventions, the Senators visited rural as well as urban primary health care centres, children hospice, long-term care unit for children with severe disabilities, and the newly built family-style housing for persons with disabilities. In the end of their visit, we talked with Miluše Horská about the cooperation between the Czech Republic and Georgia.