2024 Fundraiser - Georgia

Through WDF’s 2024 fundraiser project, 1500 children and youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in Georgia will have the opportunity to engage with their peers, provide mutual support, and feel better integrated in their society.

WDF’s 2024 fundraiser project ‘DiabetesCare360: Inclusive camps and digital education for children and youth with T1D in Georgia’ will be rolled out by NCD Alliance Georgia, a network organisation founded in 2018 by local partners actively working on disease prevention and health promotion issues.

The project's goal is to empower 1500 children and youth with T1D across all regions of Georgia. This will be achieved by organizing T1D camps for both the children and their caregivers, creating a supportive and informed community. Through these camps, children will learn how to manage their diabetes and receive psychosocial support from their peers both online and in-person. This will promote their overall well-being and foster a sense of belonging within their society.

In addition, the project will focus on developing a digital education platform to raise awareness and provide resources for diabetes management and on establishing 10 educational centers. The content will be co-created with families, parent organisations and healthcare professionals to ensure culturally diverse and inclusive resources.

It will take place over 18 months and will complement the current WDF project in the country, which in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, will strengthen the rights to health and education for children with T1D. 

Its targets include:

  • At least 40 children and youth and 40 family members attend 2 Summer Diabetes Camps and considerably increase diabetes self-management skills. 
  • 1500 children and adolescents with T1D, as well as their parents have access to digital diabetes education via a culturally adapted digital platform. 
  • 40 educational videos/infographics about diabetes management, diet and exercise produced. 
  • 10 diabetes education centres established across all regions of Georgia. 
  • At least 200 regional health care providers are trained in digital diabetes education in 10 regions of Georgia.