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Free medical examination for former inmates
Free medical examination for former inmates
14 December 2017

In the frame of the Medical Action, 15 former inmates were provided with cardiology examinations and consultations free of charge. The Institute of Democracy will purchase the medicines prescribed by the doctor for the beneficiaries. A medical action was held with the support of the Ministry of Healthcare in Ajara. 

Meeting at Batumi Municipal Assembly
Meeting at Batumi Municipal Assembly
13 December 2017

Future cooperation issues were also planned. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of the project “Petition – People’s Voice in the Self-Governance” and USAID.

I was saved by art…
I was saved by art…
8 December 2017

He has been playing the guitar since the age of 7, whereas he started to play an electric music from the age of 13. The first compositions was written at the age of 22. He recalls the day with great emotions, when he finished working on the composition and had his friend to listen to it. Though the genre which he plays is not liked by everyone, though he has his own loyal listeners.

Commission took a positive decision upon restoration of the right to driving
Commission took a positive decision upon restoration of the right to driving
22 November 2017

The project for strengthening former inmates is being implemented in Ajara, Guria, Samegrelo Upper Svaneti and Imereti region by the Institute of Democracy, Guria Youth Resource Center, Tanaziari and Foundation Abkhazinterkont with the support of the European Union.

Former inmate – Master of wooden engravings
Former inmate – Master of wooden engravings
17 November 2017

This is the logo of the Institute of Democracy. The organization was granted with its official symbol by its beneficiary, who has been working on the logo during two weeks. According to him the work turned out to be highly-responsible and at the same time very pleasant. He is satisfied with the product and granted it to the organization as a sign of gratitude.

The request of the population reflected in the petitions
The request of the population reflected in the petitions
17 November 2017

Tobacco-growing is no longer a main income source for the family, resulting from many reasons, realization – being of the basic ones. According to them, the State is not much concerned with this field of industry, though these people still continue to preserve an ancient tradition, trying to realize produced tobacco with their own forces, under the open sky of the Municipality.

Former inmates and probationers’ re-qualification (EN)
Former inmates and probationers’ re-qualification (EN)
10 November 2017

Trainings, internship, mastering a profession are the directions, offered by the Institute of Democracy project to former inmates and probationers with the purpose of developing vocational skills and abilities.

My dream is to arrange a small workshop
My dream is to arrange a small workshop
2 November 2017

“He approached me a bit confused, in uncertainty, asking to bless him. Of course, I blessed him and we talked for a long time. He wanted to get a job. I asked him what he could do and it turned out that he could make engraving on wood. Since then we have been working together in my workshop, he is my spiritual son“- recalls Father Shio at the meeting with a former inmate, who was able to start a new life despite of heavy years spend in imprisonment.

Former inmates’ iron workshop in Samegrelo
Former inmates’ iron workshop in Samegrelo
1 November 2017

Multiple member of Sordia family are living in hard social conditions. The family state was deteriorated after imprisoning Anatoly with his sons. Maintaining three members in prison became a heavy burden for the family, during which they had to sell all the equipment and facilities of the Iron Enterprise.  After being released from custody, the artisans failed to continue work, the family remained without any income source.

Member of Keda Municipal Assembly to deliver a performance report to the population twice a year
Member of Keda Municipal Assembly to deliver a performance report to the population twice a year
30 October 2017

A member of Keda Municipal Assembly will deliver a performance report to the population twice a year. The decision was taken by the Municipal Assembly of current convocation at the last session. This was one of the issues initiated at the Municipality, settlement of which was requested by the population with a petition. The Institute of Democracy assisted the locals in drafting the petition.