On November 1, in Akhaltsikhe, Civics Teachers Forum (CETF) organized a regional Roundtable for civics teachers from Samtskhe-Javakheti region to discuss “Teacher Induction, Professional Development and Career Advancement Scheme". The Roundtable was facilitated by a professor from Tbilisi State University.
In addition to implementing the Access program in 3 sites (Nor Hachn, Chambarak and Goris) of Armenia, PH launched the program in 2 new regional sites as well, towns of Yeghvard and Armavir .
The recruitment of students was arranged in November 2016, and 40 bright, innovative, open-minded teenagers aged 13-15 were selected for enrollment into the program to take place throughout mid-November, 2015-December 2016.
Following the selection, Access program presentation meetings were organized with the students and their parents of each site to ensure that the parents are aware of the program specifics and are willing to support their children and the program activities.
Starting from September 2015, presentations were held in each target regions of GE CALLs 2015-2016: Ozurgeti, Gurjaani, Zugdidi and Borjomi. The information meetings were arranged in close cooperation with local Resource Centers of the Ministry of Education and Science and were attended by school principals, deputy principals and teachers of civil education from each school in the region.
On October 25, Sunny House held a Big Game for participants of the project The Academy of Success 2. Beneficiaries were divided into four teams and tasked to reach Bulbulebis Chala (Nightingales’ Gorge) from Turtle Lake, fulfill various assignments on their way, collect tips and unriddle a code word.