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Opening of the Small Computer Center in the Village of Gurkeli

Georgia | Mini Grants for Supporting Inclusive Communities in Georgia | 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.

The center's opening ceremony was held on September 26, 2016. The goal of the project is well-achieved. The computer center was established and it will benefit the project's beneficiary with special needs. Local government, business and community members all got involved in the project's implementation and provided support. The room was renovated with the support of  local government, business and community representatives, and the Computer Knowledge Development Association donated 2 computers to the center. The beneficiary gained computer and accounting skills with the help of this project and he plans to provide assistance to the visitors of the computer center. Funds donated by MAC were spent to purchase an adapted desk for the computer and additional furniture for the center.

The young man needs further surgery to improve his musculoskeletal system. Because of this, Gurkeli school students launched a charity campaign during the event (surgery costs 6000 GEL). At the event, local government presented an official letter covering the funds in the amount of 2000 GEL. Students will continue their efforts to raise additional funds for the surgery. The event was covered by the local media.

The project was carried out with support from USAID-funded “Momavlis Taoba” Program, which is implemented by PH International. Opening of the computer center was funded by the organization "McLain Association for Children” through the special mini-grants competition announced for MT partner schools.