The Ukrainian children from the Olympic School of the war-affected city of Mykolaiv visied Tbilisi in a trip organized by the Parliament of Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall.
The Vice-Speaker, the Head of the Georgia-Ukraine Friendship Group, Archil Talakvadze welcomed the Ukrainian MP, the Co-Chair of the Ukraine-Georgia Friendship Group, Lyudmila Marchenko, and the Ukrainian children at Tbilisi Airport.
“It is yet another project and solidarity initiative to host war-affected Ukrainian children in Georgia. By this act, we would like to express the support of our country and our people and host them in Georgia to enjoy the Christmas and New Year eves together with our children. After their city was bombarded, these children had to spend a long time in the shelter, while their parents defend their homeland in the war. It is particularly important for us to express our solidarity and make them feel at home, providing them with a safe, peaceful and positive two weeks in Georgia. I would like to thank Tbilisi City Hall and Tbilisi Mayor, Kakha Kaladze for financing the project, and thank the Foreign Ministry and the Georgian Embassy in Kyiv for organizing this project,” Talakvadze stated.
The Ukrainian children, accompanied by their coaches, will spend 10 days in Georgia and stay at the Football Academy “Dinamo” base. Within the cultural-cognitive and rehabilitation program that is offered to them, these children will enjoy various activities, including meeting theTbilisi Mayor, avisit to the Parliament and a meeting with the Speaker.
As the Head of the Culture, Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Office of Tbilisi City Hall, Irakli Gvilava noted, “The program we offer is very interesting. We are aspired to facilitate their entertainment, leisure and sports activities. We have selected a sports school and school base for their accommodation and they are sure to spend an interesting and full-of-joy 10 days in Georgia.”