ADJARA: MULTICULTURAL HISTORY – ONE STORY
Adjara is a relatively small rural region located on the coast of the Black Sea near the Lesser Caucasus Mountains in Georgia with significant unexploited resources, such as nature, viticulture, gastronomy, and tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Today, while many historic places are remembered for their national importance, others have not been fully acknowledged for the role they play in the fabric of Georgian society. Thus, our team of Social Impact Hub “Effendi Villa” has started a project called “Adjara: Multicultural History – One Story” aimed to promote aspects of the long forgotten tangible and intangible cultural heritage of our region through storytelling, community conversations and school workshops. As a result of such activities, a great number of stories and historical facts was collected with the help of local communities, historians and archives. Our small rural region has accumulated much more than just local folklore and traditional cuisine. It has been a crossroads for travelers, businessmen, scientists, military officers from the Ottoman and Russian Empires, France, Germany, Sweden and Great Britain. When we share these stories with the world, we amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced. We ensure that every Georgian can see themselves, their history, and their potential in our collective story and in our international landscape.
Education, Cross-frontier collaboration