On November 15, at 15.30, parishioners, residents of the village of Shindisi (where this monastery is located), students and employees of Georgian Patriarchate St. King Tamar University.
NGO Center of Bioethical Research and Culture invited them as volunteers to help the monastery clean up the territory next to the cell building from debris and residues that had accumulated there after the fire that occurred on November 1.
Participants of the action started sorting garbage before its removal. They did not enter the premises, from which damaged structures, interior items, burnt frames, remains, parquet boards, etc., had previously been taken out by specialists.
Volunteers were explained once again what is the need for waste sorting and the efficiency of this procedure; and also the fact that high-quality garbage collection after a fire helps to reduce the level of toxic substances dangerous to people. This is especially important if you pay attention to the large proportion of synthetic materials in modern construction and interior design.
Volunteers worked for three hours. They were able to prepare the trash for pickup. This help hastened the opportunity to start restoring the damaged property of the monastery.
The event was held within the framework of the project “Churches, religious and public organizations for the environmental of national minorities”, implemented by the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) (headed by Alexander Bokotey) in cooperation with the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International) under with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt #CivilSocietyCooperation) project coordinators Ivan Tymofeiev (NABU), Nataliya Kulya (IRCEF).