Organization in which I work was established 2008, I am one of the founder of this organization. The idea came from because the activates I was doing. I was photographer and in 2007 me with my friends established annual festival of Georgian flak music, and the aim of this festival was to promote Georgian traditional culture among young generation and people who live abroad. As a photographer I and promoter, I saw that for protecting copywriting of my product it was absolutely necessary to have own LTD and with this aim PAATA.GE became one of the best under the Georgian sky.
today PAATA.GE is working in many important fields, our priorities are to help in developing process high mountaineer arias in Georgia, such as Khevsureti, Tushti, Pshavi, Kevi, Pankisi, Svaneti, Racha – this is not full list of regions which we try to promote as a touristic zones and we help them in mapping process, create tour guides as in Georgian – for local tourists as for foreigners in English and Russian.
Our company is involved in producing process of talented young people from high regions of Georgia, these people became popular by our help and now most of them are known not only in Georgia but also in foreign countries. We produce their books, CD albums’ and organizing concerts. We also hold festivals of folk music and these are tools of make Georgian folklore popular among young generation.
Fundraising is one of the important activities we do. the first attempt is this direction was 2007 year, when paata.ge help pubic school in Khevsureti region, in Shatili to have their own satellite for internet connection, for better understanding I want admit that this region is seperated from civilized world during 8 months and in this period there were not even cell phone connection, so it was really great support for this people and especially for school children who can use internet absolutely freely.
The one of the important direction for our company is touristic activity, we try to make interesting cognitive tours for Georgian and foreign tourists, as a part of tourism activity we take part in creating maps and written touristic routes, which helps other touristic companies and also free tourists in finding easy and interesting way to investigate our beautiful country.
Website PAATA.GE is one of the biggest sources of high quality photos and videos about Georgia, its nature and flora and fauna. For the website it is very difficult to protect our pictures to be stolen. I have many cases when I saw picture have been taken by me on the first page of popular magazine without my permission and without mentioning my name.