MCC supports refurbishment of public schools in Shida Kartli region (September 28)
On September 28, the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy CEO Nancy Lee and Ambassador Kelly participated in ribbon-cutting ceremony at a rehabilitated public school in the Shida Kartli region. MCC is funding the refurbishment of up to 100 schools to improve the learning environment for up to 37,000 Georgian school children across the country through better lighting, improved air quality, heating, and better sanitation facilities. Since 2006, MCC and the Government of Georgia have worked together to stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty, and unlock the enormous potential of the Georgian people. By the end of this decade, after two compacts, MCC will have invested almost $600 million in Georgia. MCC’s compacts with Georgia represent the strong U.S. partnership with and commitment to the Georgian people.
Ambassador’s comments to the media at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gori Public School 5
Ambassador Kelly: The United States has made four billion dollars of investments in ensuring that Georgia is a successful, fully functioning democratic member of the Western community of nations, but I would say that none of these investments are more important than this one; because the success of Georgia really belongs with the future generation. That’s why we have to ensure that young Georgians are able to study in a warm and comfortable learning environment. That’s why we have invested over 54 million dollars in renovating almost a hundred schools in Georgia. So, this has been a wonderful event and I hope to participate in more events like this.