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Changing Children's Futures in Georgia

Tornike Shubitidze of Georgia wants to be a cameraman.

Being a kid can be tough, especially in the country of Georgia, where the absence of a juvenile justice system means a crime like theft can land a teenager in jail for four to seven years. That's the sentence 15-year-old Tornike Shubitidze faced recently for stealing a washing machine.

But under a juvenile reform program supported by UNICEF, Shubitidze received probation and now attends filmmaking classes. This is good for many reasons, one of them being that research from the United States shows clear links between incarceration and poverty. Shubitidze now wants to be a cameraman.

"First of all, I will certainly buy a camera. I will spend more time to learn," he says in the ViewChange video below. "I'll work more and try to become a cameraman."

Learn more about Shubititdze and Georgia's juvenile reform program in the video below.

This story is part of our Wednesday ViewChange video series.


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