The conditions in the Republic of Georgia’s state children’s homes were so harsh that many children preferred to take their chances on the street.
In most of the former republics of the former Soviet Union, economic dislocation has ensured that children in state institutions have not fared well. The children’s homes received very little public or private support: children and staff survived primarily on intermittent food, bedding, and clothing assistance from international donors.
A lot has changed since DCF first started working in Georgia in 2007, but our mission remains the same.
Divine Child Foundation (DCF) was created in order to help provide this assistance.
We are guided by a set of very explicit goals as we work with the children:
– To provide a safe, secure and stable environment for the children
– To facilitate educational and social opportunities
– To provide counseling and support for the emotional and spiritual needs of the children
– To supplement the children’s education with vocational training so that each child can be self-reliant once they reach the age of 17
– To enrich the lives of the children by continued hands-on participation with each of “our” orphanages.