Specialists from the “Offenders' Rehabilitation Center” State Non-Commercial Organization of the RA Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and penitentiary institutions of Armenia came together on May 22 to discuss the successes and outcomes of the project “Establishment of Parents’ Club among Imprisoned Women in Abovyan Penitentiary” within the AM CALLS Community Grants component implemented by PH International through INL funding.
On May 15, 2015, the “Offenders' Rehabilitation Center” State Non-Commercial Organization of the RA Ministry of Justice (MoJ) organized the final event of the project “Establishment of Parents’ Club among Imprisoned Women in Abovyan Penitentiary” within the AM CALLS Community Grants component funded by PH International, during which the incarcerated parents participated in the parenting trainings received certificates. The library developed within the project was enriched with new books, tales and development games for children who will be visiting their imprisoned mothers.
On May 16, 2015 USAID Caucasus Mission Director Mr. Stephen M. Haykin joined Ms. Tamar Sanikidze, the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Ms. Marina Ushveridze, Director of the Civic Education Program “Momavlis Taoba” to open the fourth Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference in Tbilisi at the Tbilisi Expo Georgia event hall.
Following the ToT on “Non-violent Parenting and Conflict Resolution” in April, the 14 trained professionals conducted two day regional trainings to 70-75 specialists: community-based educators, social workers, psychologists, and juvenile police officers. The trainings were successfully conducted in 7 regions, during which the 14 trained specialists transferred the new skills and knowledge on positive parenting and conflict resolution to their peers from their respective communities.
On May 19, GE CALLS-funded Financial Literacy project in Rustavi hosted a very special guest – Mr. Giorgi Bakradze, Advisor of the President of the National Bank of Georgia. Mr. Bakradze had a meeting with project participants and delivered a presentation on role, functions and operation of the main financial institution of the country.