Reaching Vulnerable Children in Georgia
Children living or woking on the streets
Living on the street severely impacts children. Children on the streets have no access to education or appropriate health services. Often they are unregistered and subject to various kinds of violence. Instability and inappropriate living conditions make these children among the most vulnerable groups of society.
A state mechanism has been established to protect the rights of the children living and working on the streets and to ensure their reintegration into society. Until now there has been no state strategy to support theses children. Withing this initiative, such children have been identified and involved in specific programmes. The final goal is to place the children working and living on the streets - after a rehabilitation period - into existing state services, such as foster care and small group homes, or, as possible, to reintegrate them into their biological families.