Ekaterine (Keke) Melikishvili – Meskhi was among those first Georgian women who obtained higher education in Switzerland where she joined the association Ugheli established by Georgian students in Zurich. Along with Keke Melikishvili, the association included other Georgian women too: Kato and Olimpiada Nikoladze, Olga Guramishvili, Pelagia
Philanthropist, educator, public figure and feminist. Founding member of the Society for Spreading Literacy among Georgians; actively collaborated with Ivane Javakhishvili in 1917-1918 and became the member of the supporting committee established right after opening of the first university in Georgia (Caucasus) – Tbilisi State
In 1876 went to Switzerland where she got acquainted with the issues of upbringing children based on Pestalozzi methods, new pedagogical ideas in Switzerland and France. Visited Paris, Zurich. On returning home got involved in cultural-educational life of the country. Soon her literary translations were
Georgian children’s writer and public figure, member of the Board (Governing Body) of the Society for Spreading Literacy among Georgians from 1882. In 1897-1922 she was the head of the women’s vocational school and in 1872-1905 – the initiator of establishing Women’s Circle and creating
Literary and public figure, particularly in women’s education and rights field. Her articles were regularly published in periodicals. In 1874 wrote the first book in culinary “The Complete Cuisine”. Author of poetry, prose and drama. Created her own method of teaching literacy.