In August 2015, the trainer of youth center and informal education was hired by GE Calls to create detailed modules for SROs, teachers and police officers to facilitate the meetings with elementary school students.The goal of the meetings is to raise awareness regarding such issues as: childrens’ rights, healthy lifestyle, road safety, conflict management and others. Since the meetings are mostly led by SROs and patrol police officers together with teachers, this will enhance positive attitude of children towards law enforcers and will help to develop friendly relationships with SROs.
On October 9, 2015, GE CALLS funded project Happiness Area had a launch ceremony at Art Gallery in Zugdidi. The event was attended by representatives of local government, police, NGOs, schools and parents of the beneficiaries
Before coming to the United States as a high school exchange student, Raymond Okyere-Forson, was already a respected young leader in his home community of Ashaiman, Ghana for establishing GreenAid in 2012. The skills he learned in PH International’s Global New Media Lab (GNML) while studying in the U.S. allowed him to build on his leadership skills and use social media for greater civic engagement.
Students of the village Lesichine public school #2 in Chkhorotskhu municipality decided to help renovate a conference hall at school with a support of a mini-grant project of Momavlis Taoba program. Students mobilized their peers, teachers, parents, local administration representatives to take active part in the renovation activities. As a result of students’ efforts, local branch of Liberty Bank provided 450 Lari for the construction materials for the conference hall.
Civics students of Gomi public school in Khasuri Municipality established a Media Club at school, equipped with necessary equipment and suitable working environment. This became possible with the support of Momavlis Taoba’s mini-grants program.
Students of Chikaani public school in Kakheti region worked together with local municipality, school administration, teachers, and parents to renovate of the school yard. Students and teachers took part in in the cleaning and rehabilitation works. The Local administration supported students’ initiative and provided construction materials, benches and garbage bins. Local wine company - “Guguli” LTD provided equipment for the school gym.
“Support for Changes - 2015” was the name of a day camp organized on September 8, 2015 by students of MT program partner schools from Khulo municipality. More than 30 students gathered at Kholo public school #1 to discuss and identify community problems, find ways for their solution in cooperation with decision makers.