A three-day camp, “School of Self-governance for Civics Students”, was held in Tskaltubo. Participants of the school were students from MT partner schools in Imereti, Racha–Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti regions. The aim of the camp was to provide information about self-governance, in particular its functions, rights, responsibilities, and budget. Students also completed internships at Kutaisi City Hall and learned about the work of different departments. Students met with the governor and deputy governor of the Kutaisi City Assembly and asked many questions.
In the Volyn Oblast, children make a good use of their summer vacation time. On July 21, 2016, Coordinator of IDEA Training Center affiliated with the NGO 'Volynski Persppektyvy, Natalia Lytvyna facilitated a contest game called 'Hour of Code'. During this exercise, youth participants divided in teams and learned basics of programing without any computer equipment. Creating algorithms contributed to the development of coding skills of the young participants.
Students of Tbilisi Public School #141, sponsored by an MT mini-grant, initiated the improvement of the space outside their school to create a healthy environment. To reach the goal of their project, the students mobilized the school administration and parents around this idea.
Levan Samadashvili from the Bakurtsikhe village public school in Gurjaani municipality is an active participant in the MT program. He has been actively involved in trainings, competitions, and activities of the program. He became especially interested in social media. After creating his own blog, Levan took part in the blog contest announced by MT and won the second place in the category of Citizen Journalist.
Located in Tetritskaro municipality, Village Ertsi public school had a water supply system problem for years. For sewage needs, school community was using rain water. As for potable water, students and school personnel were bringing water from home.
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.