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Women's Coordinating Council under the WAC launched a series of discussions on "Apsuara"
The head of the Women’s Coordinating Council under the WAC Ekaterina Bebia launched a series of discussions dedicated to the issues of preserving and popularizing the moral and ethical code of "Apsuara", including through teaching in schools, by a meeting with teachers and heads of educational institutions of Ochamchira and villages of Ochamchira district. Each meeting will be accompanied by a screening of archival videos and the participation of representatives of the older generation, scientific and creative intelligentsia. At the first stage of the project it is planned to hold discussion meetings in three districts of Abkhazia: Ochamchira, Gudauta, Tkuarchal. https://abaza.org/en/1036
The new project of the WAC "Аҭоурыхтә ҭынха аԥеиԥшазы" was presented at the press center of the World Abaza Congress.
WAC organized a trip for schoolchildren from Aatsy within the framework of the “Aimadara” project.
The Department of the World Abaza Congress for work with local branches within the framework of the “Aimadara” project organized an excursion for 40 students of the Aatsy Secondary School. For the first time, the children visited the Abrskil cave in the village of Otap and the Mokva temple.
The cultural part of the event later turned into entertainment. After the tour, the project participants played sports games, including national ones.
The “Aimadara” project was first launched by the WAC in 2019. It is aimed at acquainting rural youth with the sights of Abkhazia. The next trip is scheduled for June 3rd. The tour will be held for children from the villages of Arasadzikh and Kutol.
The WAC conducted a medical examination of schoolchildren and teachers in the villages of Dzhirkhua and Bgardvany.
The World Abaza Congress conducted a medical examination in the Secondary School of Dzhirkhua village, Gudauta district. Pupils of the Bgardvan Secondary School took part in the medical examination. In total, more than 70 people were examined. This is the seventh trip organized by the WAC.
Traditionally, the medical examination was carried out in two stages. First, blood was taken from schoolchildren for a general analysis and glucose. Later, with the finished results, the children were examined by general practitioners.
The examination was carried out by cardiologist Irma Kacharava, otorhinolaryngologist Ritsa Khalbad, neurologist Saida Kondzharia, ophthalmologist Fatima Sangulia, pediatricians Angelina Otyrba and Natalya Rogova, endocrinologist Khamida Dzhikirba and a representative of the Association of Rehabilitologists of Abkhazia Arzadin Agrba. Children went through the ECG procedure. Based on the results of the medical examination, the specialists issued referrals for additional examinations to those who needed them.
The medical examination was attended by students of the Sukhum Medical College Saria Khashba, Alisa Dzhanelidze, Diana Atulyan, Ruzanna Tulumdzhyan, Anasatasia Yaylyan and Daria Parkhomenko. They helped doctors fill out forms with the results of the examination.
The WAC took part in commemorative events on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Caucasian War.
On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Caucasian War, the staff of the Sukhum office of the World Abaza Congress laid flowers at the monument to the victims of the Caucasian War in Sukhum and lit Ashamaka, a tree-like candle that occupies a special place in the memorial rites of the Abkhazians. The creation of such a candle has already become a tradition; WAC employees make it with their own hands and light it for the fourth year in a row on the Makhazhirs Embankment.
Besides, the WAC employees took part in lighting the traditional bonfire "Нарҭаа рымца" (translated from the Abkhaz - "bonfire of the Narts").
The World Abaza Congress honors the memory of the victims of our common history and always supports the idea of preserving and developing Apsuara for future generations.
WAC conducted an on-site medical examination of schoolchildren and teachers in the villages of Achandara and Abgarkhuk.
The World Abaza Congress held the sixth trip for medical examination of schoolchildren and teachers in remote villages of Abkhazia.
This time the examination was carried out in Achandara and Abgarkhuk secondary schools in two stages. First, patients donated blood for a general analysis and glucose. After that, with ready-made results, they were seen by general practitioners. The examination was conducted by Arzadin Agrba, representative of the Association of Rehabilitologists of Abkhazia, cardiologist Irina Fet-oglu, ECG nurse Raya Borolovets, endocrinologist Yulia Kubrava, pediatricians Angelina Otyrba and Natalia Rogova, neurologist Saida Kondzharia, otolaryngologist Khatuna Kakulia and ophthalmologist Faten Abaza.
The doctors were assisted by members of the Congress. They helped fill out patient questionnaires and, if necessary, issued referrals for additional examinations. In total, more than 130 people took part in the medical examination.
Ambassadors-at-Large of the Abkhaz foreign ministry Kan Taniya and Vito Grittani appeared live on Canale Italia.
On May 19, 2023 from 21:00 to 23:00 (Moscow time) the Ambassadors-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia Kan Taniya and Vito Grittani took part in the program Notizie Oggi Lineasera of the major Italian TV channel Canale Italia .
The broadcast lasted for two hours and the full recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdwDdBmFYuU&t=3343s.
The topic of the program was Russia's special military operation in Ukraine and a comparative analysis with other conflicts in the post-Soviet space in general. In particular, the Georgian-Abkhazian war of 1992-1993 and the way of formation of the modern Abkhazian state was touched upon. Abkhazian diplomats Kan Taniya and Vito Grittani who were invited to the program told about the differences between the Georgian-Abkhazian war and a special military operation of Russia in Ukraine, why Georgia unleashed the war against Abkhazia and why the people of Abkhazia after the victory chose the path of building a sovereign state. "Two referendums were held in Abkhazia in 1994 and in 1999, where the people unambiguously decided the future of the country - building a sovereign, democratic, legal state," said Kan Taniya.
Moreover, the diplomats spoke about the purpose for which Abkhaz volunteers of the “Pyatnashka” Brigade, created by Akhra Avidzba, have been defending Donbass since 2014.
"Abkhaz volunteers went to defend the people of Donbass because they could not remain indifferent to the systematic discrimination based on ethnicity by the Kiev authorities. This is the same disrespect for the native language, culture and traditions that Georgians showed to Abkhazians at one time," said Kan Taniya.
Vito Grittani told about the challenges faced by citizens of the Republic of Abkhazia in the EU: "at the moment diplomas of higher education, passports and other documents issued in the Republic of Abkhazia are not recognized by the European Union. In this regard, together with competent lawyers we have prepared an appeal and sent it to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy Antonio Tajani with a request to organize a working group to develop a mechanism for the citizens of Abkhazia to realize their basic human rights for access to education and medicine".
Italian legal experts and journalists Gianfranco Vestuto, MarcoPata, NicolaMarzaro, who visited
Donbas as international observers during the referendums in the DNR, LNR, Kherson and Zaporozhe regions, as well as Ennio Bordato, head of the association "Help save children" AIUTATECI A SALVARE I BAMBINI ONLUS were also present in the studio.
The Abkhazian diplomats would like to express their special gratitude to the host of the program Vito Monaco for providing an important platform in order to share the objective information about the Republic of Abkhazia.
WAC held a master class on national games at the Sukhum School No. 5
The WAC held another national games master class. This time it was held at the Municipal School No. 5 named after Efrem Eshba in Sukhum. It was held by the head of the WAC department for youth development and physical culture Valery Berzenia. He told about the Abkhazian national games "Aimtsakyachara" (Abkhazian folk ball game - ed.) and "Akhylpakhas" (in translation from the Abkhaz - "catching a hat" - ed.), and then they played these games together with the students.
Students of the physical education department of the Abkhazian State University Alex Ankvab, Keon Butba and Stanislav Makhrov also took part in the master class together with schoolchildren. They helped schoolchildren during the game and assisted the referee.
WAC took part in a round table on issues of interethnic relations among young people.
The head of the WAC department for work with local branches, Dmitry Zhiba, took part in a round table entitled “Interethnic relations among youth. Development of the volunteer movement and public cooperation between Abkhazia and Russia”.
The meeting was devoted to the issues of expanding international cooperation between civil society institutions of Abkhazia and Russia. One of the main tasks is to establish interaction between leaders and activists of non-profit organizations in Sukhum and Sochi.
The round table was organized by the State Committee for Youth Affairs and Sports with the assistance of the public organization of the Association of Youth of Abkhazia "Apeipsh".
WAC held a master class on national games at Sukhum School No. 10
Another master class on national games was held at the Sukhum Gorskaya High School No. 10 named after Nestor Lakoba. The head of the WAC department for the development of youth and physical culture, Valery Berzenia, began the meeting with a story about the Abkhazian folk games "Aimtsakyachara" (Abkhazian folk ball game - ed.) and "Akhylpakhas" (in translation from the Abkhaz "cap catching" - ed.).
Having studied the rules, the students immediately went to play, simultaneously sharpening their skills.