Georgia: Social Inclusion and Protection
The economic and social situation in Georgia has been affected by several conflicts over the last 20 years and by a long-term high unemployment rate. Local authorities are lacking in qualified staff who would be able to provide social services at a level that could actually change the situation of vulnerable people. Furthermore, the system of financial assistance for the needy is also inefficient.
In Georgia, People in Need focuses on fieldwork and an individual approach to beneficiaries from among vulnerable and socially excluded groups. Our experience both from the Czech Republic and project implementation in Georgia in 2009 – 2011 and 2012 - 2014 show that this method can bring about effective change in the lives of such people.
People in Need's activities in Georgia are centred around work with young people who have no opportunities in the labour market and with families living in the long term without a steady income and access to basic services, such as quality education and free healthcare. Field social work provided by social workers and personal visits by volunteers from more active members of the local youth hugely improve the chances of a real change in the families selected.