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

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.