On November 1, in Akhaltsikhe, Civics Teachers Forum (CETF) organized a regional Roundtable for civics teachers from Samtskhe-Javakheti region to discuss “Teacher Induction, Professional Development and Career Advancement Scheme". The Roundtable was facilitated by a professor from Tbilisi State University.
In addition to implementing the Access program in 3 sites (Nor Hachn, Chambarak and Goris) of Armenia, PH launched the program in 2 new regional sites as well, towns of Yeghvard and Armavir .
The recruitment of students was arranged in November 2016, and 40 bright, innovative, open-minded teenagers aged 13-15 were selected for enrollment into the program to take place throughout mid-November, 2015-December 2016.
Following the selection, Access program presentation meetings were organized with the students and their parents of each site to ensure that the parents are aware of the program specifics and are willing to support their children and the program activities.
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 other.
Starting from September 2015, presentations were held in each target regions of GE CALLs 2015-2016: Ozurgeti, Gurjaani, Zugdidi and Borjomi. The information meetings were arranged in close cooperation with local Resource Centers of the Ministry of Education and Science and were attended by school principals, deputy principals and teachers of civil education from each school in the region.
On October 25, Sunny House held a Big Game for participants of the project The Academy of Success 2. Beneficiaries were divided into four teams and tasked to reach Bulbulebis Chala (Nightingales’ Gorge) from Turtle Lake, fulfill various assignments on their way, collect tips and unriddle a code word.
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