Education and Hope for Chronically-Ill Children at New Dmanisi Facility (September 13)

Education and Hope for Chronically-Ill Children at New Dmanisi Facility (September 13)

The United States Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the Dmanisi Medical Education Facility September 16, 2016, at 12:30 PM. Through a grant of $775,000 to the Georgian non-governmental organization “A Call to Serve” (ACTS), a former kindergarten was renovated and will now serve as a medical education facility for children with diabetes and other chronic illnesses.  Through specially tailored courses, participants will learn life skills, such as healthy living and self-management. The new facility will be open to both local and internally displaced children.  In the first year, the new facility will receive approximately 700 children, 20 percent of whom are internally displaced.

The groundbreaking ceremony is expected to be attended by the following:

U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly

MAJ Christopher Burton, Bilateral Affairs Officer, ODC

Gwendolyn Nelson, Project Engineer, Caucasus Project Office, Europe District, USACE

Paata Khizanashvili – Governor of Kvemo Kartli Region

Kakhaber Gugeshashvili – Vice Governor of Kvemo Kartli Region

Leri Beruashvili – Head of the Local Council (Sakrebulo)

Gogi Barbakadze – Head of Dmanisi Municipality

Zaza Goshuani – First Deputy Head of Municipality

Temur Tetradze – Head of the Infrastructure Development Division of Dmanisi Municipality

Giorgi Tsilosani M.D. Ph.D. – President of ACTS Georgia.

Guram Amiridze M.D. Ph.D.  – Vice President of ACTS Georgia/Vice Governor of Mtskheta Mtianeti Region.