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SCOPE Community Awareness Raising Projects Up and Working

Georgia | Schools, Community & Police Engagement (SCOPE) | 11 Jan 2018

By the end of 2017, all five projects funded in the framework of Raisin Community Awareness component of SCOPE program are underway.

Five local NGOs in various regions of Georgia (Guria, Samegrelo, Kakheti (Pankisi Gorge and Iormughanlo Settlement) and Samtskhe-Javakheti) undertook a challenging task of raising awareness on trafficking, domestic violence, bullying, cyber security and cybercrime, as well as conflict resolution and civic engagement among youth, their parents and members of the communities.

Three of the mentioned projects target regions densely populated with ethnic and religious minorities: Ninotsminda, where there is a biggest settlement of Armenian population; Iormughanlo Settlement – several villages with total of 24 000 registered Azeri population; Pankisi Gorge villages Duisi and Jokolo where Georgians live together with Kist and Chechen citizens.

At this stage about 100 youngsters are participating in various activities as direct beneficiaries. The second phases of projects will involve parents and members of the local communities.

Projects durations vary from 6 to 8 months. Special attention is paid to gender balance in groups. All of the projects enter highly active phase as of 2018.