PH International

Momavlis Taoba - Civic Education Program

Country: Georgia
Category: Educational Development Programs

About

Web Site: http://civics.ge

Momavlis Taoba (Future Generation) Program is implemented by PH International with the financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is implemented in partnership with the Centre for Training and Consultancy and 11 regional partner NGOs with participation of 480 schools nationwide, in all regions of Georgia. The purpose of MT is to 1) promote greater  civic engagement of young people; and 2) enhance civil society’s role in promoting transparent and accountable governance at the national and local levels by expanding and institutionalizing secondary school civics education curricula and practical applications.

Program News

The Taste of Knowledge | 27 Oct 2017

Students and school administrators  at Sachkhere # 2 public school, with the support of parents, created a school cafeteria with the mini-grant funds. A kitchen space was renovated and the kitchen equipment needed to prepare meals and different dishes were purchased. Now, students as well as community members can study the culinary arts and conduct different activities such as cooking competitions and workshops. Volunteer parents and teachers are actively engaged and have developed a set of guidelines for the kitchen’s operation. 


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School TV Studio | 27 Oct 2017

Students of the Rustavi # 1 public school are implementing a mini-grant project called “School TV Studio”. The school administration fully supports the project and provides students with financial and technical support.



 Students, with the support of a local TV studio director, organized a series of trainings to develop journalism skills among their peers. In addition, they plan to develop short scripts and film stories on different topics that are of interest to youth. Part of the equipment needed for the TV studio was purchased with grant funds. 


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Movies in the Community | 27 Oct 2017

With the help of the school administration, students of Kutaisi # 7 public school decided to arrange a movie series at their school. The space and technical equipment were donated by the school administration and the projector was purchased with the grant funds. To support increased integration among the school and its community, students offer film screening on a variety of different topics. The films are selected in consultation with local interests and are based on the results of a survey.


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Success Stories

Students Advocate for Road Safety | 5 Feb 2016

Students submitted a letter to Governor of the Samtredia Municipality requesting the support to solve the problem of road signs’ absence. Local Government, together with the support of Municipality’s Road Department helped to resolve a problem. A speed bump and a road sign “Children” were installed in front of the school. This improved road safety for students, teachers and community members.
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Khopuri Students Advocate for Rehabilitation of Local Infrastructure | 28 Jan 2016

Within the mini-grant of MT program students conducted a cleaning action in the territory around the spring. They arranged the meeting with the Governor of the village Mr. Amiran Jamburidze and discussed the problem with him. Mr. Jamburidze promised to support students’ initiative and to arrange a banner at the place with information about mineral water and its treatment properties.
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Partnership between Civics Club and Tbilisi City Hall for Safer Traffic | 1 Dec 2015

Poor pedestrian road facility near Tbilisi Public School #186 had long caused risk for students and other citizens crossing the street near the school. Pedestrian crossing was hard to see as the narkings were wiped clean. Students, parents and school personnel had difficulties when crossing the street to get to the school building.

This problem came to the attention of the “Delta” Civics Club, founded at School #186 in November 2014, in the framework of USAID funded “Future Generation” (MT) project, implemented by PH International and supported by Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. Since the day of its founding, Civics Club member students carried out different initiatives for their school and community. They advocate for the healthy lifestyle, for the need of environmental protection and human rights education.
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