Deinstitutionalisation of Children in Georgia

As I’ve already mentioned on this blog, in November last year I again ventured out with EveryChild, a British children’s charity with a country office in Georgia, to document the process of deinstitutionalisation in the country. The field trips also included returning to Kutaisi, which I had visited in 2007 for the Newport-Kutaisi Twinning Association and EveryChild.

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First Step Georgia, Kutaisi

Last week’s field trip to Kutaisi with EveryChild and EveryChild Georgia saw me pay a return visit to First Step Georgia, a local NGO working for children with special needs. The last time was in 2005 when I visited their centre in Tbilisi while also looking at the situation of children with disabilities enrolled into Soviet-era institutions, now thankfully closed.

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