Tbilisi: The World Vision Georgia officially launched the new project, ERTAD (Empowerment, Resilience, Transformation And Development), with an aimto improve the quality of life of vulnerable families living in Georgia. The launch event was held on March 7, 2023.
The project is being implemented jointly by World Vision Georgia, World Vision Germany, LEPL Social Service Agency and Danish Refugee Council in Georgia with the financial support of Sweden.
At the launch of the project, the parties officially signed the Memorandum of Understanding that was followed by the panel discussion and presentation of the project.
Notably, the €5 million worth project covers 5 regions of Georgia and contributes to the enhancement of the socio-economic conditions of 750 vulnerable families in the country. The project will last for four years and provide support to the families in four main areas: Social protection, Livelihoods Promotion, Financial Inclusion and Social Empowerment.
“Poverty remains one of the most severe problems in Georgia. Up to 700,000 people are recipients of social assistance from the state, and these people are the target of our project. Our organization’s main priority is strengthening families and in this way helping children.
We believe that through our international experience and methodology practiced globally, we will succeed and help families to overcome poverty”, Ekaterine Gurgenadze , World Vision Georgia Director, made a statement at the launch of the project.
The event was attended by heads of the World Bank, the United Nations Office in Georgia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Georgia (UNHCR), representatives of the state structure and partner organizations, who positively evaluated the project and wished successful implementation to the management team.