A women managing to re-launch her life again after long custody and achieve success, tells a story about the years spent in prison and rehabilitation after being released
Together with growing demand for paper packages, the idea upon founding a Social Enterprise producing biologically degradable and compostable packages through involving the beneficiaries at Guria Youth Center was developed.
Therefore, Social Enterprises will enable former inmates not only to get employed, but only to employ other beneficiaries. Enterprises will be the site open to the persons with previous convictions, enabling them to maximal self-actualization of their abilities.
Former inmates have difficulty with getting employed, as they have to start life from the very scratch. Many former inmates have started animal breeding, some of them have started to grow nuts, or refurbished a workshop, more similar projects should to be functioning” – says a project beneficiary.
60-year old Malkhaz Bakuridze is living in the inherited house in Komakhidze street, Batumi. He has a wife and 2 small children, Malkhaz is a prisoner, being more concerned about approaching the date of resettlement rather than his status.
These and other issues were discussed in details by the listeners accompanied by practical examples, some of them even created web-page of their companies and shared the first post.
Other listeners also became Facebook page administrators of their own companies and planned the activities for the future.
The training was attended by the representatives of various professions. Painter-designer, sanitary technician, furniture artisan, stylist. Some of them have already a successful business, part of the listeners are planning to launch their own business in the future, in which training will significantly assist.
22-year old beneficiary Akaki Bukia is one of the beneficiaries being supported with the project. He runs a small-size bakery, contacting the organization “Tanaziari” after having been informed about small grant from his friends. He developed a project and was involved in the project supporting former inmates, inmates’ families and probationers. He purchases the equipment necessary for the bakery with a small grant.
The listeners together with various successful business companies discussed Facebook page, as well as created their own page with the help of practical work and shared for the first time public information.