Help in our food garden at a community for disabled adults in Sighnaghi, Georgia

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Georgia

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    18/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Our community is a vibrant community for adults with mental disabilities in Sighnaghi municipality, Georgia. It is located 4-5 km away from the city Sighnaghi. It is a therapeutic residence that nurtures, supports, and celebrates the uniqueness of every individual. The community was founded 20 years ago and its final goal is to overcome the stigmatization of people with disabilities in Georgia. We pursue this goal mainly on a grass roots and regional level. We believe that providing a real, tangible example an integrated environment is of utmost importance in today’s Georgia. We have 16 staff members. 5 of them work in administration and technical support. The rest are caretakers for residents.

    Our community consists of:
    The household area, where 28 residents live in Three houses.
    Social cafe, where we welcome guests, bake pastry and sell our handmade souvenirs.

    We have following workshops:
    WOOD SHOP − we make toys, chairs and tables for sale
    WEAVING AND HANDICRAFTS − we do felting, weave natural cotton fabric on our own looms, make beads, earrings and other souvenirs.
    FRUIT DRYING WORKSHOP − we make dried fruits and fruit leather from our own harvest for sale in the town. We plan on adding dried medicinal herbs and herbal teas.
    GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE − we raise vegetables for our own use.
    FARM -we have pigs and chickens

    We are also active in art. We have a music ensemble, we do paining, theatrical performances with local youth, celebrations of holidays, excursions, joint photography exhibitions, etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will get to know Georgian culture, Georgian traditional songs. You can take part in the excursions, outings, everyday social activities. We can share love and care.

  • Help

    Help

    We have organic garden, with vegetables and are looking for someone who could help several hours a day there. We are also in need of people who are skilled in carpentry, drying fruits, knitting, embroidering in the workshops. We have equipment in the which gives the possibility to realize different project. We would appreciate someone with creative ideas. We need some help in the garden, at the workshops, sometimes at the social cafe. We expect a volunteer to be responsible, respectful, tolerant and clean. Drinking and drugs are not allowed. If you smoke you can do it outside of the community area.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Georgian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Russian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteer will have a separate room with shared bathroom and toilet. Volunteers will eat with residents three times a day. We eat meat, but there is possibility to offer vegetarian food. If you are vegan, you can cook your food in the kitchen, we provide the ingredients.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our community is located outside of the city, 4-5 km. On your free time you can visit Sighnaghi, Bodbe Monastry, visit museums, go hiking. There are beautiful protected areas within 30 km.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 748279831278