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EVERY

CHILD

IS SPECIAL yvela bavSvi gansakuTrebulia

CHARITY BALL In aid of Georgian children and young adults with special needs At the Radisson BLU Hotel, Tbilisi, Saturday, 24 April 2010


Children at the Day Care Center bavSvebi dRis centrSi Children participating in sports bavSvebi da sporti

Special class at public school # 100

Children in costume for celebration

specialuri klasi me-100 sajaro skolaSi

bavSvebi Teatralur kostumebSi

Towards independent living damoukidebeli cxovrebisken

Happy children bednieri bavSvebi Helping parents to keep their children in the family vexmarebiT mSoblebs SeinarCunon bavSvebi ojaxSi

Football fans 4

This is why we had to act

fexburTis gulSematkivrebi

David on the floor eating

Niniko on the bed

daTo iatakze Wamis dros

niniko sawolze

amitom iyo saWiro moqmedeba


Dear Guests,

24 April, 2010

It is a pleasure and an honor to be patron of this charity event in support of day care services for Georgian children and adolescents with profound special needs. First Step Georgia is known and trusted for delivering high-quality services. During the past twelve years the organization has piloted many new programs for children and young adults with special needs. I therefore endorse their new slogan: Every Child is Special! I pay particular attention to the fate of children and young adults who need special services or who are deprived of parental care. Following Photo by Khatia Jijeishvili the ongoing Child Welfare reforms in Georgia, we need to strengthen family, community-based services, set up alternative care formulas in order to reduce the number of children in institutions and on the street, to ensure access to education and health for every child. The best is to offer children a family-like environment in which they can learn how to function independently and how to become a member of society. On the other hand we need to, step by step, develop a more balanced and humane society, where every member contributes for the benefit of vulnerable children. And last, but not least, we need unconditional support from national, regional and local governments, as well as the insurance sector to provide special services for these special children and adolescents. I am happy to see you here tonight at this charity event in aid of vulnerable children. I thank you for your support and generosity and wish you a most pleasant evening. Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs First Lady of Georgia Founder of SOCO Foundation Zvirfaso stumrebo,

24 aprili, 2010

CemTvis didi bedniereba da pativia am saqvelmoqmedo saRamos patronaJi. saRamo imarTeba SezRuduli SesaZleblobebis mqone bavSvebisa da mozardebisTvis dRis centrebis momsaxurebis ganviTarebis mxardasaWerad. “pirveli nabiji” cnobilia umaRlesi xarisxis momsaxurebiT. bolo Tormeti wlis manZilze am organizaciam bevri axali programa ganaxorciela gansakuTrebuli saWiroebebis mqone bavSvebisa da mozardebisTvis. swored amitom, veTanxmebi da mxars vuWer maT, rom “yvela bavSvi gansakuTrebulia!” CemTvis Zalian mniSvnelovania im bavSvebis da mozardebis bedi, romelTac esaWiroebaT gansakuTrebuli movla an mSoblebis mzrunvelobas arian moklebuli. saqarTveloSi mimdinare “bavSvTa keTildReobis reformis” farglebSi, Cven unda gavaZlieroT ojaxuri tipis da Temze-dafuZnebuli momsaxureba, SevqmnaT bavSvze zrunvis alternatiuli modelebi, raTa SevamciroT bavSvebis raodenoba bavSTa saxlebSi da quCaSi, vuzrunvelyoT ganaTlebisa da samedicino momsaxurebis xelmisawvdomoba yvela bavSvisTvis. ojaxuri garemo saukeTesoa imisTvis, rom bavSvma iswavlos rogor icxovros damoukideblad da rogor gaxdes sazogadoebis wevri. meores mxriv, Cven, TandaTan unda CamovyalibdeT ufro zomier da humanur sazogadoebad, sadac TiToeuli wevri sakuTar wvlils Seitans socialurad daucveli bavSvebis keTildReobaSi. da bolos, rac mTavaria, Cven gvWirdeba erovnuli, regionuli da adgilobrivi mTavrobebis, aseve sadazRvevo kompaniebis upirobo daxmareba, raTa SevZloT gansakuTrebuli momsaxurebis gaweva am gansakuTrebuli bavSvebisa da axalgazrdebisTvis. bednieri var, rom mobrZandiT saqvelmoqmedo saRamoze, romlis mizania socialurad daucveli bavSvebis daxmareba. didi madloba minda mogixadoT mxardaWerisa da guluxvobisaTvis. sasiamovno saRamos gisurvebT. sandra elisabed rulovsi saqarTvelos pirveli ledi fondi SOCO-s damfuZnebeli

First Step Georgia Patron President Mary Robinson Support raised at this event will be used for the development of the First Step Georgia Day Care Centre. This centre runs classes for young people with medium to profound disability for whom there are little other educational possibilities. We believe that every child is special. First Step Georgia (FSG) is a charity dedicated to supporting services for children and young adults with special needs. At FSG we believe that every young person, no matter his or her disability, deserves to be loved and to live with dignity. FSG was founded in 1998 in response to the horrendous living conditions of disabled orphans living in the state-run Kaspi Institution. FSG working closely with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF closed Kaspi. Twelve years later, we have MUCH TO BE PROUD OF…..AND STILL MUCH TO DO… FSG will now concentrate on supporting families who have children and young people with special needs through day care services, homebased care and empowering parents. To find out more about the work of First Step Georgia visit www.firststepgeorgia.org The lives of these children are enriched thanks to our charitable work and the selfless donations of our worldwide donors. Today, these children’s eyes are filled with hope instead of despair as they reach for their personal potential as constructive members of society. Help us at FSG to help more children and their families… make a regular donation…..

“pirveli nabiji saqarTvelo” patroni, prezidenti meri robinsoni am RonisZiebaze Semosuli Tanxa moxmardeba “pirveli nabijis” dRis centris ganviTarebas. centrSi tardeba gakveTilebi saSualo da mZime unarSezRudulobis mqone bavSebisTvis, romlebisTvisac ganaTlebis miRebis sxva saSualeba ar arsebobs saqarTveloSi. Cven gvjera, rom yvela bavSvi gansakuTrebulia. “pirveli nabiji saqarTvelo” aris saqvelmoqmedo organizacia, romelic uzrunvelyofs SezRuduli SesaZleblobebis mqone bavSvebisa da mozardebis momsaxurebas. Cven, “pirvel nabijSi”, gvjera, rom nebismieri mozardi, miuxedavad SezRuduli SesaZleblobebisa, imsaxurebs siyvaruls da Rirseul cxovrebas. “pirveli nabiji” Seiqmna 1998 w. kaspis bavSvTa saxlSi ukiduresad mZime mdgomarebaSi myofi SezRuduli SesaZleblobebis mqone oblebis gadasarCenad. “pirvelma nabijma”, jandacvis saministrosTan da gaeros bavSvTa fondTan (UNICEF) erTad miaRwia kaspis bavSTa saxlis daxurvas. Tormeti wlis Semdeg, Cven bevri gvaqvs saamayo... da bevric gasakeTebeli. dRis centrebis, ojaxebSi zrunvisa da mSoblebis gaZlierebis programebis meSveobiT, “pirveli nabiji” Tavis Zalisxmevas im ojaxebis dasaxmareblad mimarTavs, sadac gansakuTrebuli saWiroebebis mqone bavSvebi da axalgazrdebi cxovroben. “pirveli nabijis” saqmianobis Sesaxeb meti informaciis misaRebad, ewvieT Cvens vebgvers www.firststepgeorgia.org. am bavSvebis TvalebSi sasowarqveTa imedma Secvala Cveni saqmianobis da saerTaSoriso donorebis uangaro daxmarebebis wyalobiT. maT miecaT sakuTari potencialis realizebis saSualeba imisaTvis, rom gaxdnen sazogadoebis srulfasovani wevrebi. daexmareT “pirvel nabijs”, rom Cven SevZloT meti bavSvisa da ojaxis daxmareba... bavSvebs daxmareba yoveldRe sWirdebaT......


Programme 7.00 Champagne Reception Mime Scenes courtesy of the Georgian State Pantomime Theatre 7.30 Dinner 7.45 Welcome from the evening’s Masters of Ceremonies Jim O’Neill and Marina Maisuradze O’Neill Welcome on behalf of First Step Georgia Nino Kadagidze-Zhvania Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs First Lady of Georgia Alexander Kvitashvili Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia Entertainment courtesy of popular Georgian singer Sopho Khalvashi Dancing courtesy of the band ‘Blitz’ 9.30 Charity Auction Auctioneer Extraordinaire Guy Lewis 11.00 Charity Raffle

Ball Committee: Nato Alkhazishvili, Jane Corboy, Laurie Conley, Michele Dunn, Maka Gvritishvili, Nicole Jordania, Teona Khukhunashvili, Mzia Kutivadze, Maka Kubusidze, Marta Lubeck, Lali Meskhi, Youngsook. H. Mangum, Mary Sheehan, Sheila Walker, Nino Zhvania


Charity Auction saqvelmoqmedo auqcioni “Thoughful” Rusudan Petviashvili Painting - Graphics

“Nostalgie” Otar Vepkhvadze Painting - oil on canvas

“Cafiqrebuli” rusudan fetviaSvili grafika

“nostalgia” oTar vefxvaZe zeTi, tilo

“Composition” Zurab Gomelauri Painting - oil on canvas “kompozicia” zurab gomelauri zeTi, tilo

“Courtyard” Guram Tsibakhashvili Photo “Tbilisuri ezo” guram wibaxaSvili foto

“Old Basiliсa” Gia Gugushvili Snr. Painting - oil on canvas

“Tbilisi” Iuri Mechitov Photo

“Zveli bazilika” gia guguSvili ufr. zeTi, tilo

“Tbilisi” iuri meCitovi foto

Chokha (Georgian National Costume for man) & Shawl (for woman) - Atelier Samoseli Pirveli Coxa da yabalaxi (qalisaTvis) - atelie samoseli pirveli

Also on Auction:

Save the Children is a global agency making lasting change in the lives of children around the world. We are honored to partner with First Step Georgia in our common mission for Georgian children.

Batique - La Maison Bleue Ceramics by Malkhaz Shvelidze Mirror by Guga Kotetishvili 3 paintings of young painters - Gallery Vernisage

Porcelain from the workshop of St. Nino Foka Nunnery faifuri wm. ninos fokis dedaTa monastris saxelosnodan

aseve auqcionze iyideba: batika - la mezon blu keramika - malxaz SveliZe sarke - guga kotetiSvili axalgazrda mxatvrebis 3 namuSevari-galerea vernisaJi


Thank you

Thank you

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The Charity Ball Committee and Board of First Step Georgia would like to thank the following people for their support for this event and for Georgian children and young adults with special needs

For their great support to this event:

The following sponsors for our wonderful raffle prizes

Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs

UGT ICI Paris Rustaveli Theater Betsy’s Bageby City Group Radisson Blu Pheasant’s Tears Literaturuli Café Dutch Design Garden Caucasus Travel Rustaveli/Amirani Cinema Georgian Palace Hotel Chachava Clinic Yoga in Daily Life Elen-Oriental The Oval SilkNet LLC Irma Sharikadze Tata Naka, London Baan Thai Sheraton Laurie Denton Conly

Alexander Kvitashvili Guy Lewis and HSBC Bank The management and staff of Radisson Blu Hotel, Tbilisi Georgian Events ADStation / Ogilvy Phfavorite Printing House Jim O’Neill and Marina Maisurasdze O’Neill for being our Masters of Ceremonies Michele Dunn for raffle tickets

The following for their generous donations: Bagrationi Champagne Company Badagoni Wine Company Georgian Glass and Mineral Water

The following table sponsors: HSBC

BOG

BP

TBC

World Bank

GPI Holding

USAID

Bageby City Group

DLA Piper

Rustaveli / Amirani Cinema

Ernst & Young

Batumi Oil Terminal

Aldagi BCI

Mary Sheehan

US Embassy

Nicole Jordania

Bagrationi

Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs

BLC

FSG Board Members

The following for their donated entertainment Sopho Khalvashi Valeri Kocharov Band “Blitz” Georgian State Pantomime Theatre Manana Khvedelidze

We should also like to thank Irina Andreeva for the slideshow

All the donors to our wonderful auction items Rusudan Petviashvili

Guga Kotetishvili

Zurab Gomelauri

Otar Vepkhvadze

Gia Gugushvili Snr.

Poka Nunnery

Guram Tsibakhashvili

Gallery Vernisage

Iuri Mechitov

Samoseli Pirveli

Malkhaz Shvelidze

La Maison Bleue

Tamuna Karumidze for the film Tariel and Maia Gvalias for their donation Ball Committee: Nato Alkhazishvili, Jane Corboy, Laurie Conley, Michele Dunn, Maka Gvritishvili, Nicole Jordania, Teona Khukhunashvili, Mzia Kutivadze, Maka Kubusidze, Marta Lubeck, Lali Meskhi, Youngsook. H. Mangum, Mary Sheehan, Sheila Walker, Nino Zhvania


SPONSOR A CHILD At First Step Georgia (FSG) we believe that every young person is special. We believe every child, no matter what his or her disability, deserves to be loved and to live with dignity. Yes I want to support FSG and help children with special needs overcome their disability $25 per month provides developmental aids like musical instruments, paints and toys for the Day Care Centre $40 per month provides food for child in the Day Care Centre $50 per month pays for 1 child’s physical rehabilitation, including transportation to rehabilitation facilities ______One-time donation

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You can donate by: For Online Donation please use our web page www.firststepgeorgia.org go to Donate Now For Bank Transfer use following bank details: For transfers in USD INTERMEDIARY: CITIBANK N.A. 111 Wall St. New York, N.Y. 10043 SWIFT: CITIUS33 ABA: 021000089 TBC BANK’s Correspondent Account: #36127097

For transfers in GEL BENEFICIARY’S BANK: JSC TBC BANK VAKE BRANCH 11, Chavchavadze Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia Code: 220101830 BEN’S Account: 1700693 NAME OF BENEFICIARY: «THE FIRST STEP» FOUNDATION

BENEFICIARY’S BANK: HEAD OFFICE SWIFT: TBCBGE22 VAKE BRANCH OF JSC TBC BANK 11, Chavchavadze Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia SWIFT: TBCBGE22830 BEN’S Account: 33070511 NAME OF BENEFICIARY: «THE FIRST STEP» FOUNDATION If you are Irish, UK or US Taxpayer please use information allocated on our webpage www.firststepgeorgia.org go to Donate Now Your Name ___________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Email __________________________ Tel ___________________________ You may also give FSG 1 Lari (0.70 cents) by using Georgian mobile – Magti: 200-315 and Geocell 700-316 Contact Person: Mariam Osepaishvili First Step Georgia (FSG) I.Mosashvili str #11, room 504 Tbilisi 0162, Georgia Tel: +995 32 25 25 19; 23 01 40; Fax: +995 32 25 25 19; E-mail: fsg@firststepgeorgia.org


Trip to McDonald’s gaseirneba makdonaldsSi

daasponsore (daafinanse) bavSvi Cven, “pirvel nabijSi”, gvjera, rom yvela mozardi gansakuTrebulia. Cven gvjera, rom yvela bavSvi, miuxedavad SezRuduli SesaZleblobebisa, imsaxurebs siyvaruls da Rirseul cxovrebas. diax, msurs davexmaro “pirvel nabijs” da gansakuTrebuli saWiroebebis mqone bavSvebs unarSezRudulobis daZlevaSi. TveSi 25 dolaria sakmarisi, rom dRis centri ganmaviTarebeli saSualebebiT vuzrunvelyoT, kerZod, musikaluri instrumentebiT, saRebavebiT, saTamaSoebiT; TveSi 40 dolaria sakmarisi erTi bavSvis kvebisTvis dRis centrSi; TveSi 50 dolaria sakmarisi erTi bavSvis fizikuri reabilitaciisTvis transportirebis xarjis CaTvliT aSS dolari ____________ ______ erTjeradi daxmareba (gadaricxva) aSS dolari ____________ ______ yovelTviuri (gadaricxva) aSS dolari ____________ ______ kvartaluri (gadaricxva) aSS dolari ____________ ______ wliuri (gadaricxva)

Trip to Vake Park gaseirneba vakis parkSi

SegiZliaT SemogvwiroT: internetis saSualebiT, gTxovT ixiloT Cveni veb gverdi www.firststepgeorgia.org; SediT bmulze Semowiruloba. sabanko gadaricxvis saSualebiT: აშშ დოლარის გადარიცხვისთვის საშუამავლო ბანკი: CITIBANK N.A. 111 Wall str., New York, N.Y. 10043 SWIFT: CITIUS33 ABA: 021000089 TBC ბანკის საკორესპონდენტო ანგარიში: #36127097

ლარის გადარიცხვისთვის ბენეფიციარი (მიმღები) ბანკი TBC ბანკის ვაკის ფილიალი ჭავჭავაძის გამზ. N11, თბილისი, საქართველო კოდი: 220101830 ბენეფიციარის ანგარიში: 1700693 ბენეფიციარის დასახელება: “პირველი ნაბიჯი საქართველო

Natia in Gudauri naTia gudaurSi

ბენეფიციარი (მიმღები) ბანკი: სათავე ოფისის SWIFT: TBCBGE22 TBC ბანკის ვაკის ფილიალი ჭავჭავაძის გამზ. N11, თბილისი, საქართველო SWIFT: TBCBGE22830 ბენეფიციარის ანგარიში: 33070511 ბენეფიციარის დასახელება: “პირველი ნაბიჯი საქართველო

Giorgi at Work giorgi samsaxurSi

Tu Tqven xarT irlandieli, britaneli da amerikeli gadasaxadis gadamxdelebi gTxovT gamoiyenoT informacia ganTavsebuli Cvens veb gverdze www.firststepgeorgia.org; SediT bmulze Semowiruloba. saxeli, gvari _________________________________________________________________ misamarTi ____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ el. fosta. ___________________________ tel. ________________________ mobiluris meSveobiT, gadaricxeT 1 lari (0,70 aSS centi) darekeT: magTi: 200-315 da jeoseli: 700-316 sakontaqto piri: mariam osefaiSvili `pirveli nabiji saqarTvelo~ i. mosaSvilis q#11, oTaxi 504 tel: +995 32 25 25 19; 23 01 40; faqsi: +995 32 25 25 19; el-fosta: fsg@firststepgeorgia.org

Vano in his Room vano Tavis oTaxSi

Happy Soso bednieri soso


“First Step Georgia” (FSG) 11 Mosashvili St. Room 504 Tbilisi, 0162 Tel: +995 32 25 25 19; 23 01 40 Fax: +995 32 25 25 19; E-mail: fsg@firststepgeorgia.org www.firststepgeorgia.org

`pirveli nabiji saqarTvelo~ i. mosaSvilis q#11, oTaxi 504 Tbilisi 0162 tel: +995 32 25 25 19; 23 01 40; faqsi: +995 32 25 25 19; el-fosta: fsg@firststepgeorgia.org www.firststepgeorgia.org

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