On January 31, 2020 Fund of Women Entrepreneurs organized the recording of a TV report for a further popularization of a mentorship programs under the project “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” 675. The meaning, specifics and perspectives of the mentorship program were covered through the plot. Tamar Kalandadze – a project psychologist, project mentors – Nino Khonelidze and Angela Chikhladze, a prospective mentor – Shota Gogolashvili participated in recording the TV report.
On January 30, 2020 a final meeting with the fifth cycle mentors was held by the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs within the framework of the project “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” 675. At the meeting the third, fourth and fifth cycle mentors were also awarded by the certificates.
During the meeting the participants evaluated the activities carried out by them; the advantages and importance of the mentorship program were also paid attention. The participants noted that mentorship is a responsible, long-term and result-oriented activity and they also mentioned that they will be ready to continue mentorship program in case anybody applies to them.
On January 22, 2020 representatives of the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs – as an implementing partner organization of the project “Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi General Forum of Civil Society Organizations for Roadmap Monitoring (PAR)”- held a meeting with the local, partner organizations :”Center for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality” and “Active Citizen-Accountable Authority” in Tsageri Municipality. The meeting was devoted to the discussion about the information gained through the training, as well as monitoring questionnaire and the report form were discussed. The timing of the activities planned for the project was also elaborated and consultation was given.
The project is funded by the European Union.
On January 21, 2020 Fund of Women Entrepreneurs organized a meeting in Ambrolauri Municipality with the representatives of local partner civil society organizations “Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Self-Government Resource Center” and “Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo-Svaneti Hub – Abkhazinterkonti (AIC). The meeting was devoted to the discussion about the information gained through the training also monitoring questionnaire, a report form and the timing of the activities planned for the project were talked over.
Within the framework of the project “Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi General Forum of Civil Society Organizations for Roadmap Monitoring (PAR)” Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Mayor of Ambrolauri Zviad Mkheidze, chairman of Ambrolauri Municipality Council Aslan Saganelidze, chairperson of the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs Mary Gelashvili and local partner NGOs.
The project is financed by the European Union.
Meeting in Tsageri
An introductory meeting was held, by the “Fund of Women Entrepreneurs”, with the members of local self-government as well as among the members of NGOs “Center for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality” and “Active Citizen-Accountable Authority” in Tsageri municipality. The meeting was organized within the framework of the project “Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi General Forum of Civil Society Organizations for Roadmap Monitoring (PAR)”. The project has been implemented in partnership with Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi”, “Fund of Women Entrepreneurs” and Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri”. The project is financed by the European Union.
Meeting in Ambrolauri
An information meeting, among the members of local self-government, NGOs and “Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Self-Government Resource Center” and “Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo-Svaneti Hub – Abkhazinterkonti (AIC), was organized by the “Fund of Women Entrepreneurs” in Ambrolauri Municipality. The meetings were held within the framework of the project “Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi General Forum of Civil Society Organizations for Roadmap Monitoring (PAR)”. The project has been implemented in partnership with Cultural-Humanitarian Fund “Sukhumi”, “Fund of Women Entrepreneurs” and Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri”. The project is financed by the European Union.
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
On November 7, 2018, a meeting was held between south Caucasus regional manager Petra Steinkogler, (within the project 675) and the Imereti Regional Employee. The meeting was attended by the local manager of the project Nana Gogokhia, the Chairman of the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs, Project Coordinator in Imereti Region – Meri Gelashvili, Project Employees in Imereti region, total 11 people.
The mission of the meeting was to discuss issues of Fund of Women Entrepreneurs and college “Iberia” regarding the 4th cycle of learning.
Since the fourth cycle is financed by the project, the changes in the budget are discussed, which ensures the implementation of this stage of the project.
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
Project Step by Step towards a Better Future (Phase II) – 4th cycle
On October 31, 2018, an open door day was held at public college “Iberia”, within the project “Step by Step towards a Better Future, financed by EU and the Austrian Development Agency. Ann introductory meeting was held with the 4th cycle probationers, former convicts, and their family members.
The meeting was attended employees of Fund of Women Entrepreneurs, head of collage “Iberia“, their teachers ,representatives of Probation Bureau of Imereti Region : psychologist- Avtandil Arbolishvili, social worker-Tinatin Chelishvili,14 probationer from Imereti,1 successful beneficiaries from 3th cycle and mentor of project Nana Idadze.
At the meeting beneficiaries received information about project from social worker Maia Qamushadze, implementation of the ongoing training in the Integration Center made by Fund of Women Entrepreneurs .Also the teachers of collage “Iberia” held presentation about selected professions.specialty training room views. Beneficiaries once again learned about professional choice, resulting in the final staffing of the groups. The 4th cycle beneficiaries will start studying on October 5.
On October 18 2018 , the workshop was held in the frames of “Student Rehabilitation Center of Fund of Women Entrepreneurs”, which was presented by coordinator of the training center for the Entrepreneur Women’s Fund Anjela Chikhladze and the social service Agency, Imereti Regional Center, continuous professional orientation and career planning consultan Khatuna Oboladze
Attending society received information about professional teaching, employment and support services. Specifically, it was about employment, continuous professional orientation and career planning, support for employment, subsidizing, internship and short-term retraining professional courses. Interested applicants were registered with professional training and on the portal of employment. worknet.gov.ge
On October 25, 2018, FWE held a meeting in Poti assembly room. The meeting included information about the project, which was funded by EU. “Georgia to create an effective model for implementation of DCFTA and small and medium enterprises strategy on European road” – sub-grant: “Public Information in Free Trade Area” Which was attended by local beneficiaries, entrepreneurs, representatives of non-governmental and governmental, educational sphere. The meeting was discussed on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement. 20 people received the information on this topic.
Informing the public about Free Trade Area
Re-granting of the project funded by EU within: “Georgia on the European way: Creating Effective Model for Implementation of DCFTA and Small and Medium Enterprises Strategy ” ,on October 18.2018 Fund of Women Entrepreneurs held meeting about the project “Informing the public about Free Trade Area”. 35 people attended the meeting: representatives of different layers of civil society and organization beneficiaries. Meetings will continue to increase public awareness of this issue.
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
On october 05, 2018, FWE held a presentation performance by forum theatre where it was presented of the challenges to overcome those who are in conflict with the law in everyday life in integration centre.
The forum theatre held a presentation-summarization of the project “Step-by-Step for a Better Future”(financed by EU and Austrian Development Agency) The project is partnership – implemented by Hilfswerk Austria INTERNATIONAL, Association “Consent” and Fund of Women Entrepreneurs. But it was implemented by volunteers of Association “Consent “
The goal of the event was to reduce the discriminatory attitudes towards the convicted individuals and to overcome the existing stigma.
The event was distinguished with the high activity of the audience, due to the forum – theater concept.
At the same time, noteworthy was the high qualification of volunteer actors.
The event was attended by Representatives of different layers of civil society, project beneficiaries , a total of 62 people.
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
On September 26, 2018, FWE held a presentation-summarization of the first stage of the project – “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” (EU and Austrian Development Agency) in integration center.
One of the directions of the project is “Material Support Program”. The winners of the MSP (8 projects) were awarded material resources in accordance with the submitted projects, which were exhibited in the yard of the Integration Center.
The project is partnership – implemented by Hilfswerk International, IDP Women’s Association “Consent” and FWE collaboration.
The event was attended by: National Probation Agency, Imereti National Probation Bureau, Crime Prevention Center, Governmental Organizations (Local and Abkhazian), representatives from business sector, NGOs (international and local), employment and internship organizations, “Public Defender’s Office” Services Agency, Vocational Education collage ” Iberia ” , civil society, the media, a total of 75 people.
A World Without waste
FWE, united in the network – “Now is our time”, joined the campaign “Clean, Healthy World Without waste ” on September 15, 2018. The campaign unites volunteers in 160 countries. FWE staff and volunteers cleaned up the social housing area, Nickea st. The main message of the demonstration was to support the participation of 5% of the population in the event and to raise their awareness of ecological issues.
Winners of the Material Support Program
Winners of the Material Support Program, within the framework of the project “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” (675), were announced in FWE office, on September 4, 2018.
Total 8 projects have been selected (from 14), which have received the highest score and their authors will be awarded appropriate material support to implement the business plan. Project author and director is Hilfswerk Austria International. Project financially supported by the EU and the Austrian Development Agency.
We congratulate the winners and wish them success.
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs
The applications were reviewed and assessed within the framework of the Material Support program of the Project 675 “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” on 21-22 August, 2018 in Kutaisi. 14 applications were submitted by the beneficiaries who are in conflict with the law. 8 winners were revealed.
The project is headed by Hilfswerk Austria International and is financially supported by the EU and the Austrian Development Agency.
Fund of Women Entrepreneurs (Kutaisi) joins the appeal of the “Green Georgia Movement” / Friends of the Earth-Georgia and the “Youth Union of the Caucasus” in taking an active part in the International Campaign “Clean World” (September 15-16) and the Second International Campaign “World Day purity “(September 15).
FWE staff join the above mentioned Action on September 15 and will participate in one part of the city (in agreement with the City Hall) during the cleaning process. Within the framework of the Campaign, special T-shirts will be prepared for the staff of the FWE, related to the appeal of this day.
The informational meeting for beneficiaries, who are interesting in FWE graduates support programs, was held in public college “Iberia” within the framework of the project “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” on 16.07.18. Applications fill in by 23 beneficiaries.
The two-day training on business application writing and skills development was held for alumni by FWE, on 17-18 July, 2018.
The training was attended by 19 applicants.
The third cycle beneficiaries were awarded certificates within the framework of the project “Step-by-Step towards a Better Future” by FWE in public college “Iberia” on 16.07.18.
25 Beneficiaries have passed the three-month training course on the following specialties : computer graphics, stylist, electrician, car repairing electrician, cook. They also received the services from the FWE Integration Center staff on Social, Psychological, Legal issues, also they raised their Vital Skills.
The working meeting within the framework of the project #675 “Step by Step towards a better future” in FWE office
On July 3, 2018, the meeting was held among Nicol Bauer (HWI Project Manager in Caucasus Region), Meri Gelashvili (Chairperson of FWE – Project Coordinator in Imereti region), Nana Gogokhia (staff member of “consent” – project local manager) and the project`s implementers. Totally 8 persons.
At the meeting was discussed the implementation of the project # 675, stages of material support program, results of beneficiaries` trainings, internships and mentorship issues and future plans.
Nicol Bauer examined the public college “Iberia” training rooms where the beneficiaries were trained. She attended training for the stylists group.
Meeting of HWI Project manager in Caucasus region in Imereti probation bureau
On July 3, 2018 the meeting was held among representatives of FWE, Imereti probation bureau and HWI Project manager in Caucasus region.
The meeting was attended by project #675 regional manager in Caucasus – Nicol Bauer, head of Imereti probation bureau – Valerian Vacharadze, chairperson of FWE- Meri Gelashvili, the project local manager – Nana Gogokhia (consent), representatives of crime prevention centre and project implementers from FWE. The meeting was attended totally by 12 persons.
At the meeting were discussed results of the teaching and employment of I-II-III cycle beneficiaries of the project #675, the stages of material support program, and future plans.
The working meeting with staff of Centre of Crime prevention (Imereti region)
The working meeting was held between FWE and Centre of Crime prevention of Imereti region on 26 June, 2018. The meeting was attended by soc. workers of centre of crime prevention – Lela Japharidze, Tamar Jojua and soc. worker of the project #675 (step by step towards a better future) – Maia Kamushadze and project`s assistant- Natruli Nachkebia.
At the meeting was discussed results of the 3 month courses for the beneficiaries of the project`s (#675) third cycle and stages of the material support program.
FWE hosted a group of 15 students and 3 teachers from the Department of Development and Environmental Studies (with a focus on International Development) at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic on June 28, 2018. Guests were interested in the work of the NGO sector, gender policy in the country, the legal status of IDPs, women’s rights and the socio-economic level in the country. The meeting was conducted in active Q/A mode.
Prof. orientation determination within the framework of the “Study-rehabilitation center” of FWE
On 27.06.2017, in social college “Iberia” within the framework of the “Study-rehabilitation center” of FWE, financed by Brot, was held a workshop on professional orientation courses. Brief information was made about the professions in the public college “Iberia”, the students were informed about the enrollment procedures, and practically examined the specialty studying rooms and talked to the teachers themselves. The participants of the workshop initially identified the desirable professions, but after reviewing the thematic issues, they changed their choices and made real decisions to get the secondary profession to be able to achieve social and economic independence in the future.
The project “step-by-step toward a better future” (# 675)-In Imereti region implemented by FWE The beneficiaries of the third cycle completed the learning process and received the assessment
Within the framework of the project “step-by-step toward a better future” (№675) in public collage “Iberia”, On 22 June, 2018 the beneficiaries were assessed by soc. worker, psychologist, vital skills trainers, lawyer of the FWE and profession trainers of the collage “Iberia”.
The Project Implementation Team prepared individual assessments of each beneficiary, defined the efficiency of the study process and expressed their views on its perfection;
19 beneficiaries of the third cycle completed 3th month courses, they were trained in the following specialties: Electrician, cook, car electric and computer graphic. The stylists group, with 6 members, will complete their study on 5th of July.
Within the framework of the project “Step-by-step toward a better future” WE announces “Material Support Program”
Within the framework of the project “Step-by-step toward a better future” FWE announces
“Material Support Program”.
The beneficiaries of the project who have received the certificate of the College “Iberia” and the services provided by the FWE can take part in the program.
We would like to ask you to participate in the information meeting, which will be held at the Integration Center of the FWE at: Kutaisi, Nikea st. #11, on 06 July 2018 at 14.00.
Project assistant – Natruli Nachkebia (+995 574 27 55 88)
Soc. worker – Maia Kamushadze (+995 591 91 92 24)
The informational meeting of the FWE in Imereti probation bureau
The informational meeting between project`s „step-by-step toward a better future“ implementer – FWE and Imereti probation bureau was held, within the framework of the project, on 19 June 2018. The meeting was attended by Valerian Matcharadze – probation bureau, soc. workers from bureau- Tamar Tchumburidze and Tinatin Tchelishvili, project coordinator from FWE – Meri Gelashvili, project soc. worker- Maia Kamushadze and project assistant- Natruli Natchkebia.
The following issues were discussed at the meeting: results of the 3 cycle of the project and challenges of the „material support program“. Within the framework of the project, stakeholders decided of the future cooperation.
The meeting with the Austrian trade union group took place on May 27, 2018 at the FWE office. The information received about the organization by the staff aroused great interest. Participants discussed plans for the future and, possible cooperation.
The Information meeting within the framework of the project #675 (“Step-by-Step toward a Better Future”) was held in the Vakisubani municipality of Kutaisi, on 18.05.2018.
The meeting was attended by Giorgi Mamasakhlisi – representatives of the Mayor’s office in Vakisubani municipality and representatives of the Gamgeoba.
The aim of the meeting was to provide information about the project by the FWE (project assistant- Naturuli Nachkebia, FWE staff member- Angela Chikhladze) and the assistance of the representatives of the Vakisubani municipality regarding the involvement of beneficiaries in this project.
Representatives of the Vakisubani municipality expressed readiness for cooperation.
Project #675 Meeting in Vani municipality
On May 16, 2018, an information meeting within the framework of the project #675 “Step-by-step toward a better future” was held in Vani self-governing municipality. The meeting was attended by representatives of Vani municipality heads and sakrebulo (22person).
The aim of the meeting was to provide information about the project by FWE (coordinator -Meri Gelashvili, project assistant- Natruli Nachkebia).
Vani municipality representatives expressed readiness to help in process of involving beneficiaries in the project and for future cooperation.