Community Resource Centres foster jobs and dreams

IDPs and Georgia’s most vulnerable communities learn cooperation and develop entrepreneurial skills, thanks to EU-funded project.

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Some of the meeting participants conferring outside the kindergarten in Ingiri, where the CRC has been allocated an office space; Photo: UN Women - See more at: http://georgia.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/04/communities-mobilizing-for-increased-livelihoods#sthash.1R5iz1Cc.dpuf
Some of the meeting participants conferring outside the kindergarten in Ingiri, where the CRC has been allocated an office space; Photo: UN Women

Community cooperation and learning entrepreneurship offer new hope for vulnerable groups in Georgia, thanks to initiatives generated by the EU-funded joint UN Women-FAO project Equal Access of IDPs to Economic Opportunities.

By promoting access to livelihood opportunities, the project aims to economically empower Georgia’s vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs), raising them and their host communities out of extreme poverty, and lessening their dependence on the state.

Project initiatives include the creation of Community Resource Centres. Run in partnership with the TASO Foundation, the Centres are a resource where IDPs can develop entrepreneurship skills and co-investment for their enterprises and where the community comes together and learns cooperation.

Activities also involves book readings and discussions, help for children with difficulties in school, computer classes, concerts, joint cleaning of outdoor spaces, documentary screenings and facilitated discussions around gender equality.

Click the link to read how UN Women Georgia-supported Community Resource Centres are helping IDP communities mobilise for increased livelihoods.