Upgrade of facilities at Lagodekhi underway

Lagodekhi is a town in the East Of Georgia.  It is in the shadow of the Causcaus Mountains and is next to a large National Protected Area.
In one of the many long residential streets, there is a Salvation Army centre.  It has a Christian worshipping congregation, an after school programme, bible studies and a women’s group.

The huge field which is at the back of The Salvation Army centre

The huge field which is at the back of The Salvation Army centre

The site is next to homes which have their own livestock. It is important for the site, which is to host families to be free from animals, so a planning meeting takes place about putting up a secure fence March 2016

The site is next to homes which have their own livestock. It is important for the site, which is to host families to be free from animals, so a planning meeting takes place about putting up a secure fence March 2016

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The centre is part of a large plot of land and work is about to commence on upgrading the facilities at the centre.  The upgrade which mean the site is secure, the washing and dining facilities improved and some areas to rest and relax.

It is the hope of The Salvation Army that this site can be used for the local community but also that families from cities in Tbilisi can come here for affordable camping holidays.  The transformation of the site will be tracked on the website.

 

Of course the upgrading of facilities needs funding and in October 2015, Major Gillian Jackson, Regional Leader, took part in the Tbilisi marathon alongwith Lieutenants TemoGalustian and Claire Whybrow. The most raised is now ready to spent on the site.  The Georgia region are also grateful to Bromley Corps, UK, who have accepted this proposal as part of their Bridge Project in 2017.  Many people in the corps are cycling, swimming, running, walking and toddling their way to Lagodekhi, not literally of course.  Funds from Bromley will pay for the new 180 metre fence which is to be erected.  The fence panels are now being prepared ready to erect on 16 May 2016.

On 23 April volunteers gathered to do an initial clean up of the site, this meant cutting down some trees, the wood will be used for a camp fire

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