Making A Difference

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We’re Making A Difference!

DSC00078By far the most beautiful thing that has arisen from the work of Braveheart Georgia in Svaneti is that the presence of our first group of visitors in 2011 has made a lasting difference!

Profits generated from our trips mean that the recently formed village initiative “Lidbashi Union” has breathed new life into the village.

The village square is now no longer in darkness in the long winter nights. The village now has new lights!

And that’s not all!

A heritage centre is under construction.

Forgotten songs have been rediscovered and the villagers are recording a CD collection of hitherto unrecorded polyphonic songs and chants unique to the village.

A  Scottish filmmaker has been resourced to record the Lakhushdi Winter Lipaanali Festival- never before documented. Now, under Madona Chamgeliani’s direction  we are well on the way to helping the Lidbashi Union record a unique video calendar of  Svan village rituals throughout the year .

Additional families will be hosting again this year and villagers and Guests alike will, once again, share an experience never to be forgotten.

PIC L SINGING farewell

Villagers singing farewell (2011)

We will come back again this year,
bringing our families and friends.

Some of us have already returned.

Join us in 2016.

Give yourself the holiday of a lifetime
and let your presence serve humanity!