International Women’s Association Announces Spring Expo 2012
22 March, 2012
International Women’s Association Announces Spring Expo 2012

On March 18, the International Women’s Association Georgia (IWAG) announced Spring Expo 2012.

The International Women’s Association Georgia (IWAG) was founded in 1996. There have been years when Christmas Expo was held in December under its aegis, and there have been years when Spring Expo dedicated to the Easter Holiday was added to it.

IWAG presented diverse Georgian artisans and various Georgian and international organizations and businesses. Children’s play room, raffle, caricature painting, face painting, live music and pantomime were just a few

fun activities that were offered to create a day full of fun and excitement.

In 2011-2012 the IWAG financed numerous individual and group projects. It has met the cost of leukemia treatments, paid for various medications and funded a range of surgeries for desperately poor people.  Last year IWAG has supported the Home Care Services in Shida Kartli Region to purchase one year supply of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals for 400 patients and has sponsored The Life Chance in assisting the Crisis Centre for Street Children in Gldani to teach children the basics of housekeeping and hygiene.  IWAG helped The Kakheti Regional Development Fund to finance six different small business projects in the Pankisi region: purchased bee hives for honey production, two cows for two separate families, provided financial assistance for a seamstress to open her own shop, supported a woman to open her own bakery and helped another lady to open a stationary shop. These are just a few examples of how the IWAG has assisted individuals and organizations helping others.

The International Women’s Association Georgia is a charitable, non- profit, non-governmental organization and part of the International Women’s Association worldwide network; its members are exclusively volunteers. The organization strives to enhance its members’ understanding of Georgia, which enables life to be easier for expatriates. Its main mission is helping needy women, children and elderly in Georgia.

In spite of the fact that all the embassies were invited to participate, only four embassies took part in the Spring Expo. Mieke Langenberg-Tissot Van Patot, spouse of the Dutch Ambassador in Georgia Pieter Langenberg, is the current President of International Women’s Association Georgia. She told Georgian Journal: “Our association lists over 100 members. They are the wives of almost all ambassadors, as well as of other diplomats, spouses of people in business, of men working for NGOs – the entire  community of foreigners. There is also a number of Georgians, but it must not exceed 25 %.”

The Estonian embassy sold art and craft from Estonia; the Israeli embassy brought luxury creams and lotions from the Israeli brand Premier. They also had some bags and aprons. The German embassy brought self made Easter cakes and wine (from the Georgian - German winery Schuchmann). The Netherlands embassy provided Dutch chocolate Easter-eggs, jewelry made by Riette Riemslag, a Dutch lady who lives in Tbilisi, and postcards that were produced for Dutch museum shops.

To the question what are its main aims, Ms. Langenberg-Tissot Van Patot answered that: “We enjoy Georgian hospitality very much. We would like to do something in return. That’s why we started fund-raising and supporting projects- all we have to do with women, children and elderly. Our priorities are medical, social and educational fields. We try to help our members also to find friends because these are the women who have left their families and friends behind – i.e.to share experience, to help newcomers to find their friendships. If you work together this is the best way to get to know each other,“ President of International Women’s Association Georgia concluded.

Georgian Journal also recorded Ms. Shifi Gerberg, the spouse of Israeli Ambassador. ‘Today, we present a variety of dead Sea minerals. The ladies had some handicrafts. It was a good opportunity to use the left-over things from Christmas bazaar, to sell them and make more money for charity. For our embassy this Spring Expo is the first year, some countries participated in the past years too. Israeli Embassy presented aprons and bags, some hand-made things and mainly cosmetics. “

The Proceeds from this event will support various charity projects of the IWAG..

Print
Other Stories
Mariah Carey may perform in Georgia
American singer Mariah Carey may arrive in Georgia within the framework of the Check in Georgia project, - Giorgi Kobulia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, said.
Hollywood star Dolph Lundgren visiting Georgia for "Ragnar" commercial
Dolph Lundgren, a Swedish actor, will pariticpate in a Ragnar commercial in Georgia.
Nanuka Gudavadze’s photo session for ANOUKI
Nanuka Gudavadze is a Georgian model.
7 citizens died from suspected CO poisoning in Tbilisi
Police are investigating the incident that took place on Ketevan Tsamebuli street, leaving seven people dead.
Miss Georgia 2009 to marry Rustavi 2 TV channel owner
Nanuka Gogichaishvili, a famous Georgian model and a former TV presenter of one of the leading TV broadcasting company Rustavi 2 is marrying to Nika Nakopia.
The Sun: Georgian girl speaks about Jack Shepherd
A 24-year old Georgian Maiko TChanturidze has spoken about the moment Jack Shepherd admitted he was wanted over the death crash.
New shirt with “Kmara” and “Borjghalo” symbols by Demna Gvasalia cost 491.67 Euros
Demna Gvasalia is a Georgian fashion designer, the creative director of Balenciaga and head designer of Vetements.
Returning from Germany to be a role model in Georgia
Tina Davadze, a young entrepreneur from Georgia, creates leather accessories in Kharagauli, Imereti (western region of Georgia).
Bera among 12 gorgeous men breaking beauty standards
Georgian rapper Bera Ivanishvili is among “12 Gorgeous Men Who Made Us Forget About Beauty Standards”.
Lia’s Georgian Cookery School opening in Oxford
The Oxford Times has recently published an article about Lia’s Cookery School opening in Oxford in January this year.
Georgian library opened at the Queens Library, New York City
Georgian library was opened at the Queens Library, a public library serving New York City.
Mikheil Saakashvili together with Georgian emigrants plan to return home
The former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has recently promised Georgian emigrants to return home.
Tako Natsvlishvili features in video for Pain de sucre
Tako Natsvlishvili, Georgian Model featured in a new video for Pain de Sucre.
Demna Gvasalia’s extraordinary collection at a hall full of animals
Famous Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia has recently showcased his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Epiphany marked in Georgia
On January 19 Orthodox Georgians celebrate Epiphany feast.
Two persons detained in connection with Didi Dighomi accident
Two people have been detained in connection with the tragic incident in the Didi Dighomi district of Tbilisi
Measles outbreak ongoing in Georgia
A total of 312 cases of measles were reported in Georgia from January 1 through January 16
“Ironbark” will star Georgian actor Merab Ninidze with Benedict Cumberbatch
Famous Georgian actor Merab Ninidze will appear in Dominic Cooke’s film “Ironbark”.
Photographer Giorgi Zhamerashvili about the tragedy in Didi Dighomi
Yesterday on the 16th of January, gas explosion occurred in the Didi Dighomi district of Tbilisi.
Tbilisi City Hall provides 27 persons, damaged in explosion, with temporary accommodations
Tbilisi City Hall has provided 27 persons, damaged in the suspected natural gas leak explosion in Tbilisi yesterday, with temporary accommodations
Gas explosion in Tbilisi kills four, including one child
Four people, including one child, died and eight others were injured as a result of gas explosion
17 dead from flu virus in Georgia, but the dynamic is decreasing
17 people have died from clinically confirmed flu virus in Georgia so far.
Tourists climb over fence to enter Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta
Tourists have found an alternative way to enter the territory of Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta.
Georgian couple quitting their jobs  to travel
Georgian couple Elene Gelagutashvili and Giorgi Tevzadze quitted their jobs to embark on adventures to South America.
How is Georgia preparing for Eurovision Song Contest?
Eurovision Song Contest is one of the largest of its kind and around 300 million spectators are getting ready to watch the show.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
19.02.2019
20.02.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6404
2.6404
EUR
1
EUR
2.9908
2.9908
GBP
1
GBP
3.4130
3.4130
RUB
100
RUB
3.9898
3.9898
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6404
EUR
1
EUR
2.9908
GBP
1
GBP
3.4130
RUB
100
RUB
3.9898
February 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28