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Do you participate in charity events?

Tuesday, April 7
“I’m always glad to help poor people, especially children. I have visited the orphanage for disabled people several times and donated clothes and toys. My friends and I also helped the IDPs from Tskhinvali this year.”
Nino, student, 22

“It is said that if you do acts of charity you should not broadcast it, so I cannot tell you what I am doing but I often participate in charity events.”
Giorgi, economist, 36

“It is our obligation to help vulnerable people and give them either some money or the things they need. Unfortunately today there are so many people in such condition and helping all of them is not easy. My neighbours and I collected some clothes and food for IDPs from the conflict zones, they were so desperate this summer and I hope we helped them as much as we could.”
Lali, housewife, 54

“Sometimes I participate in them but not very often. I’m very sorry, but I haven’t enough for myself, so I cannot give to others too.”
Meri, pensioner, 69

“Yes, while participating in the British Council projects we organised some charity events for refugee children.”
Ernest, British Council volunteer, 22

“No I don’t, but I’d love to. I like all these projects broadcast on TV which aim to help those people who really need it. I always try to get involved with them and call the special telephone numbers they set up but this isn’t charity. I do the minimum I can, and that’s not good of course.”
Mari, student, 19

“Yes I did during the August war, but I don’t want to give details. Charity should be secret.”
Nino, housewife, 43

“Yes, I do sometimes. I think everyone should be involved in charity because if you are content with your life it doesn’t mean that everything is OK around you. There are so many people who really need our help.”
Gvantsa, student, 20