You can change the lives of children and youth in the village of Bediani, Tsalka Municipality.
Who we are:
We are professional climbing trainers who have set up two alpinism clubs for children from socially-vulnerable families and have been training them for more than five years, all on a volunteer basis. Several children trained in our clubs have become national champions in climbing.
If you have ever visited Bediani, you will always remember this village. It has stunning nature with magnificent landscapes. In Soviet times this small village had plenty of infrastructure: A public school, library, hotel, club house, shops, a kindergarten, cinema, and more. But the infrastructure has since been destroyed. The village only has a public school now.
Bediani is also home to a Center for Vulnerable Children, for orphans and children from families living in poverty. The majority of people here live in poverty as well. There is no social infrastructure either for the locals or for the children at the Center.
What we will do:
We want to set up a climbing club for the children in Bediani so that they can learn climbing and develop sports skills – all for free. By engaging children in sports, it will help them learn important life skills which will allow them to better integrate into new environments. Climbing is an interesting and attractive sport for adolescents. In climbing, the essential principle is teamwork. It is a sport based on supporting and helping each other. As a result, youth will develop a strong sense of responsibility, respect for others, and self-confidence.
What we need money for:
We need your support to build a climbing wall in a space provided by the government. We will renovate the space and build the basic infrastructure for the club.
Gender and integration:
The club will be open to both girls and boys, as climbing is an attractive sport for both. Moreover, since Bediani is home to many ethnic groups (Georgians, Armenians, Greeks), by training together the club will help children from different ethnic communities with social integration.
Every child can become a champion. The children in Bediani need an opportunity to become champions too. We can do it together – with your support.