Education in Georgia
Neli Ansiani, who is a mother of four children, who are all grown um now, managed to provide them high education, when she still lived in Abkhazia. She explains, that even though she didn’t have a job back in the days, she afforded the costs of education through selling her agricultural products. — „It wasn’t a problem“, she says. Later on, she became a teacher herself, and apart from teaching her own children everything she knew, when they were young, she then put a lot of effort into teaching other children. — All her kids could later on study in Tbilisi, which is not a common (and especially affordable) thing for everyone from rural areas.
This is why the education of their children is so important for the families in Tsintskaro. — The higher the degree of education, the better are the job option in the future. — Especially being able to sending their children to bigger cities, to study and find a job there, is an important aspect of what many parents are working on, by working as hard as they can, to have the financial means that are necessary, as studying is usually not costless in Georgia, or requires more tuition fees than other european countries.
Nora’s parents, who couldn’t afford more education than her accounting studies, made her move to Sukhumi after that. As she was the oldest child in the family, it was her obligation, so financially support the family. — Her sisters left the valley after their educational training, as well, and due to the lack of employment opportunities; they continued studying and started working in Sukhumi, as well. — Together with Nora, they moved into a shared flat in a nearby village.