Natakhtari Fund was founded in 2011. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen adolescents without parental care and young people who left the care system and prepare them for independent living. This implies their support in education and employment. The project is being implemented in partnership with the NGO Association Our Home Georgia.
Since 2011 the Fund has helped 600 beneficiaries with GEL 992,593. As a result, hundreds of young people deprived of care started independent lives and many of them are building successful careers. This is ensured by 3 main priorities of the Natakhtari Fund: education, employment and psychological assistance.
Throughout 2020, the Fund allocated its resources by needs that were relevant for each beneficiary:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to support the young people leaving the care system increased, as they have to live without family support. Therefore, overcoming social isolation is especially hard for them. In addition, they lost their jobs due to pandemic and for some physical and mental health conditions got exacerbated. However, at this stage, the major problems are solved and the Natakhtari Fund and NGO Association Our Home Georgia continue support of adolescents and young people deprived of care across Georgia.