New opportunities for supporting the youth who left nys care system appeared in local municipalities.
Main objective of the campaign is to include the youth based upon their individual needs, specially, to present all of them accommodation, job, and also vocational and greater education? opportunities and even meet their other needs e.g. cover their transport and utilities costs. Due to this fact, the issues relevant to independent life span of former beneficiaries and fears and complexities faced after leaving their state care system do not exist.
It needs to be noted that Natakhtari Fund has long been engaged in resolution of similar issues since 2012 and accumulated wide example of the therapy lamp. For this reason the Company thought to launch the advocacy campaign and applied with request into the Coalition for little ones and Youth Welfare. Software originated with help of the Coalition, later elaborated in consultations while using government agencies.
Other public institutions, such as Secretary of state for Labor, Health and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development plus the Government\’s Administration got involved in this system development process. Consultations and meetings have been planned with local self-government bodies. Recommendations and visions coming from all parties shall be considered before finalizing this method.
The program features several important sections, which will represent helpful information for municipalities when controling beneficiaries registered on the territories.
?The state care systems? within the the western world worldwide (foster families and small family houses) assist children deprived of care not only until the era of 18, but even till the day of 21-24, which is impossible for your young person of 18 to unravel the accommodation? and job problems independently, not to say anything about necessity for psychological support. With our country, young beneficiaries, in the period of 18, should leave a state care system, if they have not yet overcome the traumas inflicted by abandonment and sometimes violence. They may not be independent financially and competitive for professions, , nor have practical skills important for persistent life. Even those adolescents who are raised during the best caring families in Georgia, traditionally won\’t leave their parents\’ houses, because they are not able to be independent at the age of 18. So why do we have to expect how the children who don\’t have care for the day of 18 can deal with a grown up life and never require help with the state?!\”