Akhalkalak Educational Center for Adults within the framework of the ENPARD-2 program (program of agriculture and rural development of the European neighborhood) implemented the project “Preservation of the cultural heritage of Samtskhe-Javakhk ”. The project was social, and the goal was to develop tourism and restore Samtskhe-Javakhk. 

The director of the adult education center Shorena Tetvadze said: “Carpet weaving is not so widespread in society, but as a cultural heritage we wanted to popularize it. The number of those willing to study, unfortunately, was small”. Now there are about 10-15 people who want to study there.