Apart from the Institute of Democracy, Zurab has been a beneficiary of the NGO “SIDA”, being granted with various materials and techniques with the support of SIDA and under EU-funding, which finally resulted in more effective implementation of the work performed by him.
“I learnt the craft at Rustavi Prison, where one woman taught me working on the tick felt wool in order to overcome the stress. We used to process the wool in ur family, though coloring and later painting is a different thing, which relaxes and makes me happy, which helped me to return to a normal life” – says a former inmate.
He was released from custody in 2012 and managed to get integrated into the society gradually. Initially, he failed to get employed in Georgia and went to Iraq for mastering car business in a special school. Though, after returning to Georgia he arranged a small workshop with friend’s assistance, gradually being expanded, currently employing three and soon recruiting the forth staff member.
One of the main problems of former inmates and probationers – employment is conditioned due to a number of reasons: lack of jobs ➤ a discriminative attitude of the majority of employers towards the persons in conflict with law ➤ low indicator of education ➤ deficiency of vocational skills and abilities, etc.
In the frame of the tour excursion, former inmates primarily visited Gadiani palace. Accompanied by the Guide at Zugdidi State Historical-Ethnographic Museum, they visited personal belongings of the last noblemen of Samegrelo David Dadiani and his family members. Later, around the Museum they took a walk along the forest-park and took memorable pictures.
How to develop a business plan, what kind of knowledge of the legislative basis is necessary for correct planning of the activity, how important it is to correctly choose the name for the business and whether it is possible to obtain funding with the above-mentioned Business Plan – these were basic issues, being talked by the trainer of the Institute of Democracy.
Luka (name changed) saw a cartoon at the cinema “Apollo” for the first time, this day will be unforgettable for him.
“Institute of Democracy” organized a special day to the children of inmates and former inmates. The children attended show of “Miraculous Park” at the cinema “Apollo”.
IN the frame of the program for strengthening former inmates the beneficiates were delivered free examination in gynecology at Batumi Multi-Profile Maternity House.
The Action lasted for two days. In case of necessity, the beneficiaries were delivered echo and other additional laboratory researches.
As a former inmate he says that despite of the demand not many people work in this direction in Samegrelo. Giorgi wants to share his knowledge and experience to the young people.
We also call Supreme Council of A.R. and Public Defender’s Office of Georgia to implement further monitoring on Investigation process.