World Vision Georgia
Press Release • Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Youth Summit, Solutions4Youth

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World Vision International, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia, is holding a “Solutions 4 Youth” Conference that takes place at

 

 Tbilisi Marriott Hotel, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. from 9:00 to 15:00

 

The conference will bring together senior Georgian government officials, international organizations, donor agencies and civil society organizations working to address the challenges faced by Youth in Georgia across the three domains of employment, education and participation. It will provide a venue for sharing findings related to the state of youth in Georgia, best practices for addressing youth challenges, and systemic and ground based interventions best suited to address these challenges as well as donor’s support for these efforts.

 

To ensure a broad participation and discussion of views, World Vision has invited senior government officials from the Georgia's Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, and Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.

 

In Georgia Youth unemployment in particular remains worryingly high, having surpassed the 30 % mark in 2015.

 

“Youth in Georgia today faces many challenges to find meaningful employment, to get the right education for the demands of the current labor market and to be empowered as active citizens. For this reason, together with the Georgian Government, World Vision provides with the Summit for Youth Conference a venue where these issues can be collaboratively addressed.” said Hans Bedersky World Vision South Caucasus National Director.

 

World Vision Georgia (WVG) recognizes that young people are catalysts for driving change at local, national, regional and international levels. We works in 7 municipalities of 3 regions (Imereti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti) and in Tbilisi. To date, in total up to 15,000 children and youth are involved in extracurricular activities. WVG’s annual budget for 2016 amounted to $5 million of which 12% were direct investments towards youth related actions.

 

Contact Information: Ana Chkhaidze, Communications Director.

 

Mob: 551 13 33 31. E_mail: ana_chkhaidze [at] wvi [dot] org