History of Caritas Georgia
Caritas Georgia Charitable Foundation was officially founded on November 3, 1994 by the Catholic Church. Nevertheless, its actual activities were initiated back in 1993 on voluntary basis.
In December 1998 Caritas Georgia became a member of the world-wide network of the Confederation Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Europa . Caritas Georgia has been serving indigent population of Georgia since its establishment. Inspired by Christian faith, it has been seeking after creating such Georgian society which protects dignity of each individual and their basic rights so that peace, justice, mercy and solidarity are established in the country and public interests prevail over individual interests.
Based on the foregoing, Caritas Georgia is aimed at promoting human development and social justice, bringing relief to vulnerable and disadvantaged people and encouraging their self-responsibility and dignity.
From the outset Caritas has implemented many projects in Georgia to help most deprived people who live beyond the poverty line. Those are lonely helpless elders, homeless children lacking parental care, sick and disabled people, disappointed people who lost their faith, everyone who is socially unprotected regardless their nationality and religion.
Aspiration for attaining the objectives is most clearly manifested by the projects implemented by Caritas Georgia in following programs:
This project aims to promote Christian inspired volunteerism and to mobilize volunteers in Catholic communities of Georgia of all three rites (Latin, Armenian and Chaldean) to support self-determination and community development.
Overall objective of the project is to improve social conditions in Catholic Communities of Georgia of Latin, Armenian and Chaldean Rites encouraging Catholic Social Teaching inspired behavior change in parish leaders in order to mobilize volunteers in their communities to support self-determination and community development.
The Specific objectives of the project are: