One year remaining before his release from custody, he is fully aware about his future plans, though as his mother thinks that his son’s activity will be related to family business.
Inmate’s family has been running a nursery economy for years, growing the saplings of kiwi, feihoia, walnut under greenhouse conditions, being highly demandable and realized in the whole westerner Georgia.
The Institute of Democracy working ion the program supporting former inmates, inmates’ families and probationers responds to the evaluation by the President of the NGO “Georgian Alliance for safe roads” in relation to the issue, according to which taxi drivers should not have previous convictions and be dangerous to the society https://bit.ly/2y62J2N
42-year old Alex Tsevelidze is blind, though his physical state is resulting from the injury caused during arresting, when he was beaten with the weapon barrel by the special service unit office of the Finance Police, damaging his eye and losing eyesight. In 20166 he was sentenced with the accusation of economic offence.
Internship is one of the important components together with employment and self-employment. This program actively supports re-qualification of the beneficiaries in such companies and enterprises, enabling their further employment.
At the Institute of Democracy office, socially unprotected former inmates’ children were granted with the notebooks, pens, pencils, linear, bangs and other inventory necessary for the schools, after which they were served with a delicious tart and taken at the first night performance at Batumi Puppet Theatre.
Adventurous route from Okatse Canyon proved to be full with emotions and impressions. Almost 2-hour walking tour of the canyon was launched in historical forest-park. Through passing an exotic environment of the forest the visitors walked along the hanging path and took memorable photos at the panoramic background.
Addressing a project partner organization “Guria Youth Center” in Guria, was involved in the service supporting small family business and with the support of the re-socialization program, purchased the tools necessary for self-employmen
In the frame of the project, for increasing civil engagement on the scale of western Georgia, identifying community problems, preparing the petitions, initiating them in the Municipal Assemblies the meetings were held in more than 130 villages and communities of target municipalities, in which 2848 citizens were involved.
As the result of Joint work of the beneficiary and program personnel the tools needed for wooden engravings were financed for Akaki. According to him, everything started from the scratch from that day and new meaning returned to life. Akaki is currently employed, producing icons, accessories, jewelry items with purchased tools, being one of the main income source for him.
Five-member family living in one of the villages of Imereti region is living under hard social conditions, remaining without any social aid after imprisoning her husband, being only at the expense of elderly pension from senior family members, though the old person is often ill, complaining that pension can hardly be sufficient for medicines.