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On December 6, 2017 within the program of Young Pedagogues’ Union ,,Civic Engagement for Positive Changes” there was held a meeting in public school of Shroma with teachers, parents and schoolchildren of school and kindergarten. Organization representatives discussed issues of leadership, safe school concept and participation rights of children. Participants were provided with the information about participation and opportunity to impact on educational processes, developing collaborative culture, principles of democratic school, which can be achieved with involvement of teachers, parents and students. Planned activities will be implemented time to time.
Topic of the leadership school lesson on the 6th of December was „Violence“. The first part of the lesson started with a discussion about what violence means. There were analyzed the different types of violence: personal, structural and cultural violence. The second part of the lesson was practical, the pupils had to read four different short stories about violence in different situations. In groups they discussed the best way to deal with the situation and presented it to the others. In a discussion afterwards we talked about how to deal with different types of violence in everyday life. The aim of the lesson was to show how diverse violence can be and to show different ways to cope with it.
On December 5, 2017 with the initiative of Youth Center at the cafe ,,Rvas+1” there was held screening of the documentary film ,,Crippled King”. The discussion focused on the rights of people with disabilities. The aim of the meeting was to change stereotypical attitudes towards integration of people with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities, teachers, experts participated in the discussion. Discussion focused on the changes which were implemented within the year regarding rights of the persons with disabilities. Participants talked about problems connected with education of children with disabilities at schools as well as integration issues. At the end of the discussion parents expressed desire to hold screening of the film ,,Crippled King” at the schools because it is important to raise awareness about importance of integration of people with disabilities. The event was held within ,,Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness’’ program (PITA) which is implemented by UNAG, financial support USAID. Partner organization of the project Young Pedagogues’ Union.
With the initiative of Youth Center there was planned preparation of social video about society’s attitudes towards a child who was left in the street and was victim of violence. Leaders’ schoolchildren and students of theater under administration of Young Pedagogues’ participate in video making process. The social video will be created within ,,Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness’’ program (PITA) which is implemented by UNAG, financial support USAID. Partner organization of the project Young Pedagogues’ Union.
With the aim to make an idea of entrepreneurship popular in youth, Youth Center of Ozurgeti implements program, within which there are organized meetings with successful youth entrepreneurs. On December 3, 2017 one group of Youth Center visited ,,Oda” in Martvili, Samegrelo. Keti Ninidze and Zaza Gagua shared their experience with youth. They talked about production of wine, key marketing issues of the enterprise. Youth got introduced to the new farm of Ojaleshi. In order to raise motivation of the youth and promote them to start entrepreneurship, different activities will be implemented. The event was organized within ,,Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness’’ program (PITA) which is implemented by UNAG, financial support USAID. Partner organization of the project Young Pedagogues’ Union.
On November 25, 2017 there was held a film screening ,,Freedom Writer” for Leaders’ School under administration of Young Pedagogues’ Union.After the screening participants started discussion about violence and bullying at schools, bullying forms and its consequences, as well as role of teachers. The meeting was guided by psychologist at Rehabilitation Programs Division of National Probation Agency, Gio Namchevadze.