In October 2010, 5 excited children from Thornlie Primary School in Lanarkshire set off on a journey to Georgia – to perform at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire and visit their friend Datuna at the Temi Community, a young Georgian boy who they have been fundraising for to enable him to have a life-saving operation.
After more than a year of preparation and enthusiastic fundraising, the Findhorn–Kitezh Youth Exchange has happened. In July 2009 twelve excited members of the Findhorn Youth Project arrived in Russia followed by a reciprocal visit to Findhorn by twelve young Russians in October, to undertake a life-changing journey in friendship and cultural understanding.
The Wetlands Biological Sewerage treatment project at Kitezh Children’s Community & Orion is now completed. On 31st March 2005 Ecologia Trust received a grant to build Reedbeds for biological wastewater treatment at Kitezh and Orion under the auspices of Small Environmental Projects Scheme, Russia (SEPS-3).