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French School of Caucasus cooperates with Emmaus

By Mariam Chanishvili
Thursday, February 7
Charity organization “Emmaus Georgia”, which has been working for three years already, helps the people in need within the frames of solidarity activities.

The organization has three goals: to collect and sell at a very low price at the charity store or to hand out clothes, shoes and accessories, to give shelter to people in extreme hardship and offer them job opportunities, organize occasional actions for the children and the elderly by providing them with clothing, school supplies and food supplies.

This year, the French School of the Caucasus participated in one of the activities.

The French School of Caucasus carries out solidarity activities with the help of charity associations and private organizations and the school received a special metal container to collect items for those in need.

Willi Does, who is the current president of Emmaus Europe visited Georgia on February 4 and attended the event.

On this occasion, the ceremony of the installation of the metal container was held in the French School of the Caucasus, through which, everyone will be able to donate the thing that will help those in need.

For the same purpose, schoolchildren collected gifts for 50 other children living in poor neighborhoods in December by means of "Emus" Foundation.

The event was also attended by HE Pascal Meunier, French Ambassador in Georgia, Giorgi Ghelaghutashvili, the President of Emmaus Georgia, Pierre Clouet, Head of French Institute of Georgia and Bernard Menault, the director of the French School of the Caucasus.

Emmaus Europe, in its current form, was created on 21st May 2005. A not-for-profit organization, it brings together all the Emmaus structures in Europe and is one of the four continental regions of the Emmaus Movement (Africa, America, Asia and Europe).

The Emmaus Movement – an international solidarity movement – has a special ethos due to the original way in which it was founded. The movement’s principles, such as “first help those who suffer most” and “fight extreme poverty and the causes of extreme poverty”, distinguish it from other solidarity organizations.