Completed Projects

 

DURING 1997-2013 ASSOCIATION

ANIKA IMPLEMENTED 36 PROJECTS:

SOCIAL SPHERE/EMPLOYMENT 13 PROJECTS

Projects tackle following thematic issues:

  • Implementing humanitarian programs for families of disabled children;
  • Providing day care services for disabled children and adults;
  • Promoting employment for persons with disabilities and their family members;
  • Offering programs of rehabilitation, sport and cultural events;
  • Ensuring psycho-social rehabilitation for internally displaced children, developing their professional abilities and promoting employment;

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • We founded first sport/rehabilitation center in Georgia.
  • The building and the special swimming pool were created for young wheelchair users.
  • Five children from Day Care Centers were sent to public schools, three adults were employed. The service is currently offered to 18 children and 22 adults.
  • 15 young people with disabilities found permanent employment as a result of our work.

 

RAISING AWARENESS 7 PROJECTS

Raising awareness work involved:

  • Public Campaigns
  • Integrated Camps
  • Trainings on the Rights of Disabled Women
  • Art Exhibitions/Performances

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS:

Theater performance Surprise was held on the big stage of Kote Marjanishvili State Theater, which enjoyed outstanding attendance and high media coverage by Georgian media outlets.

 

EDUCATION – 11 PROJECTS Following issues were tackled through education projects:

  • Pre-school education for children with disabilities, inclusive education in public schools;
  • Non-formal professional education for the disabled and internally displaced young people;
  • Education of parents of disabled children regarding the issues of disability management.

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Association Anika founded integrated classes in four public schools in Tbilisi and one Gori. The infrastructure and methodology was developed for inclusive education as a result of our work in #10 public school in Tbilisi.
  • More than 150 disabled and internally displaced persons, some of who were later employed, .received professional education.
  • Education campaigns for parents advanced integration of disabled children into the society.

 

Defending Rights of Persons with Disabilities/Advocacy – 6 projects

Following issues were tackled through these projects:

  • Defense of rights of persons with disabilities and their family members;
  • Advocacy for implanting gender issues in education system;
  • Identification and advocacy of needs of disabled and single mothers.

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENTS

Legal Center was created under the auspices of Association Anika; 1052 legal consultations were given: two cases of successful advocacy, two court cases and six administrative cases were revealed within the frameworks of the project.

Except for goal-directed programs and projects, Association constantly works for the institutional development and strengthening capacities of its staff, and adopts and shares experiences and know-how of developed countries.

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