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Peace Corps Volunteer Hosts an Enrichment Activity Devoted to Human Rights and Civic Responsibility in Ozurgeti

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 3 Oct 2012

On October 3, Access Program in Ozurgeti hosted an enrichment activity devoted to human rights and civic responsibility. The session was led by Rachel Evarts, Peace Corps Volunteer based in Ozurgeti.

After discussing the meaning of the famous phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence, which states: ” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, Access students moved on to exploring the major rights given to citizens of Georgia under the Constitution and the responsibilities related to those rights.

After brainstorming on the rights, the students considered unalienable, they were split up into the groups of five to discuss fictitious life situations on human rights violations. Each group brainstormed on addressing given human rights violations and proposed solutions on the ways citizens can protect their rights and the rights of others. Each group made a poster about their solution and presented their ideas to the audience. Other groups were given the opportunity to debate alternate solutions and ideas.

“This session opened up a whole new career opportunity for me”, admitted Maka Tsetskhladze, Access program students from Ozurgeti to her teacher after the session. “I think I want to be a human rights protector!” she declared.


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