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ACETT School Civics Clubs Promote Multicultural Tolerance

Georgia | Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training (ACETT) program for Georgia | 18 Mar 2011

On March 15, 2011, the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, John Bass, and Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Irene Kurdadze, attended a presentation by 53 school civics clubs at Tbilisi Public School #72, an event organized by PH International in partnership with Tbilisi Youth House. Ambassador Bass addressed the audience, stressing the importance of multicultural tolerance. Students spoke about the impact of civics clubs on their lives, and presented essays and performances on diversity. Students, teachers, school principals, representatives of Educational Resource Centers and parents also participated in the event and talked about the value of civics education on youth. School civics clubs have been created in the framework of the Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training (ACETT), which aims to improve the quality and scope of civic education in Georgian schools and promote participation of youth in Georgia’s growth and democracy. ACETT is implemented by PH International and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.