International Foundation of Sport, Tourism and Youth was founded on 21st of June, 2021. The initiative of establishing the Foundation belongs to Mr. Tariel Khechikashvili and his team, with whom he coordinated the development of sport and youth policy in the country during his occupation as the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia in 2015-2017. Mr. Tariel Khechikashvili is now the President of the Foundation. The Foundation is committed to finding creative ways to use sport, tourism and youth to inspire positive social changes. On national level the Foundation is an inspiring, universal platform in the field of sport, tourism and youth for private and public sectors. Our organization through its activities contributes to the most essential - development of sports, tourism and youth, promotion of values such as leadership, equality, participation, innovation. The Foundation provides a unique opportunity for sports and youth organizations to gain more independence, develop international cooperation, share good experience of successful countries, both in terms of organizational management and development of key policy areas. Our organization is characterized by multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in the field of sports, tourism and youth.
Mission and vision
Delivering increased improved performance, access to and participation in sports, tourism and youth requires a strong human and organizational infrastructure. A range of private, public, educational and volunteer sectors must be involved in delivering this infrastructure. The main focus of the Foundation is to invest private resources where they count, which will make the greatest difference to this infrastructure – to enhance and complement the resources of our key partners in the fields of sports, tourism and youth. Therefore, our mission is to identify challenges and eliminate them through investment and co-investment. Where other resources are available, we will not duplicate efforts. Today, the resources of businesses and organizations in the fields of sport, tourism and youth are less systematic and organized, so the feedback is not result-oriented. Our organization will play a liaison role in the process of generating and allocating private sector resources to ensure creation of an eco-friendly business space for private organizations, where: - The interests, mission, vision, goals, objectives of the organizations will be expanded; - The received feedback will be reflected on the quality of the organization; - Quality will increase the quantity of benefits; Aims and Objectives Nowadays, Georgian sports policy and legislation needs to be improved, updated and adapted to current needs, youngsters and youth organizations need a common space, where they can develop their ideas and capabilities, the integration of tourism in this process is a key, which will ultimately have a positive impact on country’s economy. In this process, our aims are: • Enhancing cooperation to contribute to sustainable development in the fields of sport and sport tourism; • Enhancing sport tourism by means of promoting engagement in physical activities and opportunities for interactions; • Supporting and promotion of sport, tourism, educational and youth programs and projects; • Supporting healthy life style among youth and encouraging involvement in educational and sport programs and projects; • Supporting international cooperation and collaboration in sport, tourism, education and youth, etc. • Promotion sport events, tournaments on local, regional and international level that can have long lasting effects on population and promote local culture and products; • Support on popularization of new sport tourism destinations; • Enhance empowerment of female athletes involving in sport tourism or sport events, etc; • Support empowerment the role of media in the development of sport and youth;
Working with exertion team was a pleasure. They balanced the architectural vision and the project realities beautifully, had a deep understanding of our priorities, and operated responsively and professionally to all matters.