Students of Chokhatauri Virgin Mary School implemented a civics classroom project to improve outdoor infrastructure of their school. School teachers, parents, community members, local Government and business representatives joined the initiative.
AM CALLS staff is making regular monitoring visits to the six communities by providing close oversight and guidance in the process of implementation of small grants. As establishment of Parents’ Clubs was a mandatory component of the projects, AM staff encouraged the grantees to recruit parents who are enthusiastic and open to new initiatives, with sense of community ownership and are willing to allocate time and efforts for that initiative. While recruiting the parents the grantees also considered the status of the family. Thus, women from disadvantaged families with youth at risk were particularly encouraged to participate.
To promote capacity building and parenting skills of the parents involved in the Parents’ Clubs, a Resource Kit was developed by the identified 4 experts. Six copies of the Resource Kit were published and distributed to the six NGOs to pilot and assess the effectiveness of the tools included in the Tools Kit. The NGO representatives were asked to provide their feedback on the usefulness of the Resource Kit during the presentation of the Resource Kit which took place on March 11, 2016.