Georgia

Slepa mapa_Gruzie_vyrezCaritas Czech Republic started its development activities in Georgia in 2008. From the start of the Georgian program until 2015, CHCR projects were implemented mainly through local partner organizations.

In 2014, in light of the experience gained over the years, it was decided that setting up an office was a natural step in providing quality, timely and well-provided development assistance to the people of Georgia. The transition process was completed in 2015, when the CHČR branch in Georgia (under the name Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia, CHGR) was registered and a stable team of several employees was built. Since then, CHGR's professional capacities have been constantly developed, not only in the areas of health and social care, which are the 'flagships' of CHGR projects in the country, but also in agriculture, rural development and natural resource management. CHGR provides development assistance to the most vulnerable groups, such as children with severe disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, seeks to improve the health of the Georgian population, improves agriculture, strengthens community and rural development in mountain areas and seeks greater social inclusion and stronger civil society in Georgia. CHGR maintains a high degree of accountability to its many donors and partners and its activities are based on the principles of transparency and efficiency.

At present (as of January 2020), CHGR has its head office in Tbilisi and a regional office in Khulo (Adjara).

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Autism awareness month begins. How does Caritas help people with autism in Georgia?
April 1, 2021 News

Autism awareness month begins. How does Caritas help people with autism in Georgia?

April is the month for autism awareness and acceptance. In Georgia, life is not easy for people with autism spectrum disorder especially due to low awareness of this disorder. However, situation has improved in past years also thanks to the efforts of Caritas Czech Republic. We have been training doctors and behaviour therapists, opened kindergarten groups for children with autism and introduced national autism service standards.

Life on a mission during the Covid-19 pandemic: What is it like in Georgia?
March 11, 2021 News

Life on a mission during the Covid-19 pandemic: What is it like in Georgia?

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our lives for more than a year now. Would you like to know how life on Caritas Czech Republic’s missions has changed? Georgia is slowly opening up again and getting ready for vaccination. How did the pandemic affect our work?

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.

Caritas is creating new jobs in the Georgian region of Adjara
February 26, 2021 News

Caritas is creating new jobs in the Georgian region of Adjara

Adjara is one of the most beautiful Georgian regions. At the same time, however, it is a very poor area and is one of the least developed parts of Georgia. Most people here still depend on agricultural livelihoods. We are supporting locals in their businesses and create jobs for them so that they do not have to leave their home region. Thanks to our help, already 150 new jobs have been created.

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.