On October 10, Open Society Georgia Foundation hosted the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of the first Children's Hospice in Georgia. This was an idea born several years ago that became possible with the help of business partner Medical Corporation Evex, the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili and individual donors. Groundbreaking ceremony in the suburbs of Tbilisi gathered corporate and individual donors, journalists, families of children receiving domiciliary palliative care services and civil activists. KetiKhutsishvili, Executive Director of Open Society Georgia Foundation, the First Lady of Georgia and General Manager of Medical Corporation Evex delivered brief speeches to acknowledge donations and to emphasize the first successful case of public-private partnership in Georgia. On the evening of groundbreaking day, the President of Georgia hosted the reception that brought together existing and potential donors, civil society representatives, artists who have donated their paintings, embassies and international organizations. Construction of the first Children's Hospice will be completed by the end of 2016. The Children's Hospice will provide 24/7 care on hospice's premises plus day center and home care services. In 2013 the Foundation conducted the needs assessment to find out the need for pediatric palliative care in Georgia. As survey results prompt, there are more than 800 children in need of palliative care.