In the frame of the nationwide competition “Social Media for Positive Changes”, organized as part of the MT program’s social media component, civics club students of Tbilisi public school # 30 decided to translate educational videos into sign language for children with hearing loss. Students created a Facebook page and YouTube channel for sharing the translated videos. Number of different blogs was also actively used.
Adjara Community Policing Initiative (ACPI) program has concluded its activities for FY 1. Follow up meeting took place in Batumi to review implemented activities and identify challenges and best practices that might be useful for year 2 programming. The meeting hosted 10 police officers and 10 teachers from participant schools, as well as Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of Autonomous Republic of Adjara , Deputy Head of Programs Management Unit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia , representative from INL department from US Embassy in Georgia and Deputy Head of Adjara Police.
Beneficiaries of day center for the children with special needs of Village Ustera received a parcel with a title: “Presents from Village Utsera Public School Civics Students”. Parcel included handmade dolls and puppets made by civics students for the day center beneficiaries.
On June 27, 2016, IDEA Training Center of NGO "Ternopil Oblast branch of Labor Associations of Youth” held a training session for school age students on the theme ‘Scratch-Programing’. Students learned about the Scratch-programing, worked with ‘sprites’, and earned how to create scripts and animate the ‘sprites’." The participants learned instructions in the ‘Scratch’ cycle, and learned to use variables and arithmetic blocks to create scripts.
In June, 2016 MT program school-based civics clubs students participated in the end of academic year events to present their civics activities work that brought benefits to their schools and communities. Civics clubs displayed the photos and posters, featuring their initiatives for civic participation, advocacy efforts for disadvantaged groups of society, environmental cleaning and greening actions, and initiatives to support their peers in need.
The IDEA Center in Tokmak held a training "Hashtag" - a tool to find information easy. Young people who attended the event were able to find out what "hashtag" means and what it is used for. A trainer of IDEA Training Center in Tokmak provided substantial information to young people on "hashtag", its types and particularities of using it in various social networks. The participants noted that much of this information was new for them.
On June 10, 2016, a training of coding took place at the Internet Center of the Children's Library in Tokmak. All children who come to the training love to play, but none of them have ever thought about how easy it would be to learn to program. During the event, students were introduced to the very concept of programming and creating games in KODU GAME LAB. The children were very interested in the opportunity to create their own games and asked for new events on creating training games in KODU GAME LAB.