June 2014

by Alix Hughes

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Over twenty BTA members and friends attended the Georgia talk this week. Onnik Krikorian who has been covering the Caucasus region for a range of press and media outlets for over 20 years, gave a fascinating overview of some of the current political issues affecting Georgia and made telling comparisons with neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan. Ben Hudson spoke of his volunteering experiences with internally displaced people in the Zugdidi region near the Abkhazia border. And Steve Strong told us of his teaching and learning with Georgia programme in a school in Zugdidi. Both these volunteering programmes are looking for new volunteers. Thanks to our three speakers, especially Ben who got up early to speak on BCFM Radio, and to BTA Sec Esther for making the delicious Imeruli Khachapuri!