We successfully completed a 9-month project: “Promoting service provision to children with special needs from ethnic minorities in Rustavi” in Kvemo Kartli province in Georgia. This project is funded by the St James Place Foundation. The project was run by our local Georgian partner NGO "First Step Georgia". The main goal of this project was to develop early intervention and disability support services for young children with disabilities from the minority Azerbaijani community in the province of Kvemo Kartli in southeastern Georgia.
These services supported families with children with disabilities in the city of Rustavi, a regional capital, and the town of Gardabani. This project was the launch of a critical new service helping the minority Azerbaijani community and was just the start of a long-term intervention in this region. HealthProm supported the local Georgian partner NGO “First Step Georgia” to reach more ethnic Azerbaijani children with disabilities living in the region.