International Scout Centre Rustavi (ISCR), Georgia
The main emphasis of the foundation’s activities is currently focused on the International Scout Centre Rustavi (ISCR) project. CCFYD has funded a private villa in the industrial town of Rustavi, approximately 25 km south-east of the Georgian capital Tbilisi, and following a two and a half year renovation period, has transformed it into a modern international scouting centre. The main building has been augmented by further accommodation in a spacious new wing. The new youth centre now offers space for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The facility is available for children and young people from Rustavi, and offers comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation, seminar and conference facilities for regional and international youth groups, schools, universities, non-governmental organisations, as well as tourists and individual travelers.
The centre has 9 permanent staff handling the daily administration along CCFYD guidelines. In addition, the centre has a camping area for up to 300 people. Since its opening in 2013 it has hosted special events such as training courses, seminars, planning weekends, etc.; annually the centre is used by around 1’200 people, with approximately 6’500 overnight occupancies.
Young people from all over the world come together here at ISCR. The guests originate from Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbeijan, Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germania, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA.
This global dialogue and exchange of knowledge and cultures form an important step forward towards a better future together.