At the initiative of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, assistance to socially vulnerable children will be doubled starting July 1. Instead of existing 50 GEL, assistance for socially vulnerable children will be 100 GEL in Georgia.
Garibashvili said that the number of children receiving assistance will also increase.
Instead of existing 100,000 scores, children living in families with scores less than 120,000 will be able to receive 100 GEL assistance.
Over 215,000 children will receive doubled social assistance starting July 1 throughout the country.
We [the Georgian gov’t] have taken a number of steps to protect the rights of children, to ensure equal conditions for their healthy living, development and self-realisation. However, we are still far from the desired situation. Poverty among children remains a challenge. This problem is particularly acute in pandemic conditions. The Georgian government aims to improve social policies in order to reduce child poverty in the country”, said Garibashvili.
A total of 145 million GEL will be allocated from the budget annually for the program.