In March 2016, Momavlis Taoba Program announced a social media contest -"Social media for positive changes”. Rusudan Zedginidze, a civics club student of Village Zveli public school was one of the successful participants of the contest. She prepared a project on protection of the environment and created a Facebook page titled "My Tidy Country Begins with Me".
On April 22nd students from Daba Khulo and Ghordjomi schools paid a visit to Khulo Police Station in frames of Adjara Community Policing Initiative (ACPI) program, which is funded by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Students of Chokhatauri Virgin Mary School implemented a civics classroom project to improve outdoor infrastructure of their school. School teachers, parents, community members, local Government and business representatives joined the initiative.
AM CALLS staff is making regular monitoring visits to the six communities by providing close oversight and guidance in the process of implementation of small grants. As establishment of Parents’ Clubs was a mandatory component of the projects, AM staff encouraged the grantees to recruit parents who are enthusiastic and open to new initiatives, with sense of community ownership and are willing to allocate time and efforts for that initiative. While recruiting the parents the grantees also considered the status of the family. Thus, women from disadvantaged families with youth at risk were particularly encouraged to participate.
To promote capacity building and parenting skills of the parents involved in the Parents’ Clubs, a Resource Kit was developed by the identified 4 experts. Six copies of the Resource Kit were published and distributed to the six NGOs to pilot and assess the effectiveness of the tools included in the Tools Kit. The NGO representatives were asked to provide their feedback on the usefulness of the Resource Kit during the presentation of the Resource Kit which took place on March 11, 2016.
During its 5-day study visit to the U.S. the group of Armenian professionals had three workshops on the use and administration of YASI, led and facilitated by Jonathan Kidde, the Founder and Manager of Green Omega, his company that provides training technical assistance around restorative justice and effective intervention.