Together with ASB Germany, SSK submitted a project outline to the Federal Foreign Office, which deals with vocational courses to improve the professional qualifications of women in the Pankisi Valley. With the support of the Federal Foreign Office, it is intended to contribute to the expansion of cooperation with civil society in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia. The project started in August 2022 and serves 150 beneficiaries. The project is implemented in Duisi, Koreti, and Omalo.
It is worth mentioning the fact that since the beginning of the project, each course has literally 100% attendance. All the beneficiaries stated that these courses were of vital importance to them. They were able to improve their financial well-being with the knowledge received.
In addition to vocational courses, the psychologist conducted 16 sessions with beneficiaries. The psychologist discussed the topic "Self-care and promotion of women's mental health as a social challenge". In order to achieve more stability in conflict and difficult regions, it is important to empower women not only from a professional point of view but also by ensuring their mental well-being which in turn affects the welfare of the next generation and society as a whole.