Our Mission

The Roddy Scott Foundation is  a UK based charity, committed to providing educational opportunities for the geographically isolated and socially deprived Chechen Refgugee community in the Pankisi Gorge, North Georgia. We aim to give support to the children and families of a traditional community, deeply affected by a history of war and civil disturbance, and create an energetic future for its members

 What We Do

Currently the Roddy Scott Foundation gives English and computer classes to over 200 children, aged 10-16, in 5 villages of the valley. All our teachers are local Chechens with degrees in English and teacher training and experience. Our energetic on-site director, Lia Margoshvili, keeps things running on site, with the trustees based in the UK or Warsaw.

Pankisi school children in their classroom

Our Story

Our Foundation was set up in the name of Roddy Scott, a war journalist tragically killed by the Russians in the 2nd Chechen war. He was killed in late 2002, after having spent many months reporting and filming in North Georgia and the the troubled region of the Pankisi Gorge. The foundation has been going from strength to strength since its founding by Robin and Stina Scott in 2008.

Roddy with rebel group