The large-scale project has been prepared within the framework of the Code on the Rights of the Child and the Law on Social Work, and was elaborated on by the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee and its Chair, Sopho Kiladze.
Selection and interviews of social workers for self-governments have been conducted over the past 2 months and from April 13, their professional training is being implemented by WORD VISION GEORGIA with the financial support of the EU.
Due to the pandemic, vocational training is being carried out remotely in the first phase, and it is being coordinated by the Teachers' House.
The aim of the certification program is to develop the professional skills needed for social workers, and help them gain practical and theoretical experience.
According to Sopho Kiladze: “Very soon the country will have 250 social workers who will work in local governments and help vulnerable families in dealing with various problems. Poverty, violence, education and many other areas are serious challenges that need to be addressed. This is where the social workers will help our citizens. We, the Georgian Dream, the Parliament, local self-governments, Ministry of Education have worked a lot. The EU and WORLD VISION have provided invaluable assistance to us, and we would like to thank each and every of them. "
As a result of the program, 250 social workers will be trained. 150 of them will be subordinated to Tbilisi City Hall, and 100 will be dispersed in different self-governments of Georgia.
The trained social workers will start their activities on June 1, 2020, when the Child’s Rights Code will be officially launched.