These testimonials from “Roof for Roots” participants acquire an extra special meaning with recent developments in South Caucasus Region…
These are sincere feelings of young women and men that strive to live, love and progress together… and in peace – the only way!
“Skills, fun, multicultural environment, integration, bonding, challenging & overcoming stereotypes – this is Roots! ” – Rima Marangozyan – 21 Years Old; Ethnic Armenian; Student of Journalism at Tbilisi State University
“Roots is where expectations are exceeded… And we, coming from different ethnic groups learn about each other and how to work together. This is how you become the true citizen of your country. ” Anvar Jafarov – 21 years Old; Ethnic Azerbaijani; Student of Medicine at Tbilisi State University
“All the activities we do here are fun… but with deep meaning – for communication, for team-building, for trust, for making new friends! I feel cared for and appreciated and always want to come back.” Keti Kobiashvili – 18 Years Old; Ethnic Georgian; 12th Grade at School; Volunteer at Telavi YMCA
„Roots is where I felt welcome and that I belong… That I am not the only one with challenges in life; and that I can overcome them… It is where all the activities are inspired with the atmosphere of love. I am happy now! “ – Chinara Kojaeva – 20 Years Old; Ethnic Azerbaijani; Works at Innovations & Reforms Center in Tbilisi
“Roots has become a big part of my life… Here we are all equal. And every time I go home, I feel like a better person!” – Salome Kalabegashvili – 18 Years Old; Ethnic Georgian; Volunteer of Tbilisi YMCA & Student at Tbilisi Agricultural University
“Roots is a space that helps to learn and grow. I am taking great new ideas to my youth organization!” – Aram Akopyan – 26 Years Old; Ethnic Armenian; Village youth association leader and football team trainer