Georgia's Solidarity Fund Presents Project and Future Plans List

TBILISI - The Solidarity Fund, a governmental agency for socially vulnerable people in Georgia, provided resources worth 7.9 million lari to cover the healthcare costs of 215 children and adolescents, the fund’s head Marian Jashi said at a meeting of Georgian government officials and European representatives.  

On Thursday, Jashi presented a list of activities and priorities for 2016 at the fund’s fifth session of its supervisory board.

Since July 2014, 5.7 million lari have been raised as contributions from the private sector, particularly the banking industry. More than 55,000 civil servants, 24 private companies and 53 student organizations have joined the fund.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who serves as the funds’ chair, spoke glowingly of the project is successful and said the government should expect that the fund’s activities to expand in the coming years.

Jashi also emphasized the critical role the fund plays concerning innovative financing and cooperation with the United Nations.  

The Solidarity Fund of Georgia was launched as a common platform for philanthropy, innovative financing and corporate social responsibility initiatives to support individual patients and the most vulnerable families in need of high-cost life-saving treatment or social assistance.

By Zviad Adzinbaia

Edited by Nicholas Waller

26 February 2016 16:18