In April students and teachers of MT project’s 480 partner schools nationwide received civics supplemental textbooks “How Can I Become an Active Citizen” and “Cooperation for Social Benefit”. Textbooks introduce the concept a democratic society, underline advantage of active citizenship and the role of the civil society, emphasize the issues associated with discrimination and inequality and stress out the concept of volunteerism and its benefits for the society. Each textbook introduces project-based learning, guiding students to apply the gained knowledge in their everyday lives by tackling critical issues for their communities.
On April 17, young citizens, winners of MT’s blog contest from different regions of Georgia were awarded for their blogs in thematic nominations, such as Young Volunteer, Young Ombudsman, Environmental Defender, Citizen Journalist, Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Young Educator.
Students of “Momavlis Skola” in Batumi carried out advocacy campaign for the road safety. There was no appropriate road sign and speed bump in front of the school, which is situated on a street with heavy traffic. This created a danger for pedestrians who tried to cross the street.
The first panel session of Civic Responsibility Board was held at RICDOG office in Kutaisi. Four groups of students (Active Citizens, Passive Citizens, Responsible Citizens and Experts) presented resolutions they worked on during several weeks. Presentations were followed by a roundtable discussions, where representatives of all four groups began working on common resolution.