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Mini Grants for Supporting Inclusive Communities in Georgia

Country: Georgia
Category: Community Development Programs

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Children with disabilities in rural Georgia have limited access to services. Parents and families of these children don’t know well what services to expect. Stereotypes about disabled persons are deeply rooted.
McLain Association for Children (MAC), a Georgian non-profit serving children with disabilities and their families is combating this problem and helping disabled and other vulnerable children and adults in the country of Georgia by offering needed services such as occupational therapy trainings, regional educational programs and private tutoring.
 
In 2016, MAC and PH International signed a partnership agreement to administer mini grants competition and challenge school students and teachers across Georgia to submit ideas for making their schools and communities more inclusive. Using the PH International’s first on-line grant making platform, www.initiatives.ge, students and teachers across Georgia will compete for funds donated by MAC for projects that contribute to more inclusive environments.

Program News

Students Advocacy campaign - “Without Restriction” | 20 Oct 2017

Students of the village of Ozurgeti public school conducted an advocacy campaign to increase public awareness about the needs of people with special needs. Students studied the Georgian regulations for better integration of people with special needs into society, and prepared a video clip for informing people about them. Supported by the school administration, a ramp was constructed at the entrance of the school.


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Opening of the Small Computer Center in the Village of Gurkeli | 20 Oct 2017

The goal of the mini-grant project “Friendship is a Bridge” initiated by Gurkeli public school students was to open a small computer center in the village and provide an employment opportunity for a local resident with special needs.


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McLain Association for Children (MAC) and PH International: New Partnership Supporting Inclusive Communities in Georgia | 19 Oct 2017

PH International is pleased to announce a new partnership with McLain Association for Children (MAC), a Georgian non-profit serving children with disabilities and their families. Using the PH on-line grant making platform, www.initiatives.ge, students and teachers across Georgia will compete for funds donated by MAC for projects that contribute to more inclusive environments.


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