Bediani Children's Village

Founded in 1998 by Abbess Mariam and AFG, the Bediani Children’s Village provides a nurturing community and education for orphans and children from families in poverty.

Set in the beautiful mountainside village of Bediani located southeast of Tbilisi, the Children's Village consists of 12 homes where families reside alongside orphans and their long-time, live-in caregivers.

Alongside a conventional education at the village school, children at Bediani learn how to garden and care for livestock.


In 2017, Bediani expanded to include a large-scale potato farm, where students can learn farming and business management. The farm’s proceeds go towards making the Village self-sustainable.

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120 [update]

Total children served since 1998

8-17 years

Age range of children

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