Georgia Community Action and Linkages for Legal Socialization (GE CALLS) continues awarding grants for implementation of community initiatives throughout Georgia. This year six new projects will be implemented in Tbilisi, Gurjaani, Borjomi, Kutaisi, Ozurgeti and Zugdidi. GE CALLS hosted all partner NGOs during the Community Initiatives Cluster Meeting on September 16. The meeting was attended by the representatives of program donor, The US Department of States’ International Bureau of Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL).
School students of Tbilisi public school #127 closely collaborated with local municipality, school administration, teachers, and parents and as a result arranged a small park in the school yard. Students and teachers were actively involved in the cleaning and rehabilitation work of the existing territory, surrounding the school.
On September 12, 2015, Coordinator of the IDEA Training Center, which operates as a subsidiary of the NGO "Volyn Perspectives", took part in the conference of socially active students, members of the international youth organization AIESEC in Lutsk. During a session conducted by the IDEA Coordinator Nataliya Lytvyna, the participants discussed the possibility of using new information technologies to build public speaches, got familiar with TED-performances that can be found at many channels on the Internet and used to improve one’s skills, and worked on tips for speakers-beginners .
Batumi Gymnasium “21 Century” students conducted various activities to promote healthy life-style among the youth. As part of the initiative, students purchased sport uniforms, other sport equipment, arranged different sport competitions, contests aiming to raise the awareness about negative influence of smoking. Trainings on healthy life-style and film screening on the same topic were also conducted.
Presentation of games in KODU GAME LAB for primary school children was held in Tokmak city children's library by IDEA Center operated by NGO 'Instutute of Public Development 'Ortega-y-Gasset'.
Children got familiar with games created by participants of the training course "KODU GAME LAB: visual and object-oriented programming." They were very interested in learning how they can create their own games, and carefully listened to the trainer who told them about KODU tools and their possibilities. After the presentation of the trainer, children were excited to try to create landscape for their future games.
Rehabilitation of the Event Hall at Tbilisi public school #132 was initiated by civics students in the framework of the Momavlis Taoba mini-grant project. Parents, teachers and students are involved in project implementation, while school administration provides the needed support for rehabilitation works. Students will stage a performance at Akmeteli Theater in Tbilisi to get additional funds for the project.
Civics teacher of the school in Zestaphoni initiated renovation of a civics classroom at school, with support from MT mini-grant project. The initiative was also supported by school administration, private business, parents and community members.
From new academic year we will advocate the process of improving the infrastructure of the road leading to the monuments and also we want to rehabilitate old hall-style house and open theethnographic museum
Civics club students of village Choluri public school of Lentekhi municipality, launched a promotion campaign to protect historical monuments, situated in the village and are dated between VI-X centuries.
Students will be also preparing the video with detailed information about historical monuments of the village. The video will be disseminated through the social media to reach those people who wants to visit Svaneti and see old historical monuments.
On August 19, 2015, trainers of NGO "Parostok" conducted a training "Steps to Successful Employment" for 15 members of non-governmental organizations. The training was carried out within IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark.
During the training, such issues were discussed with participants as ways of job search, using new Internet technilogies during job search, resume and cover letter writing, communication with a potentiall employer during job interview, and self-presentation skills.
Village Skra public school students are leading the campaign to increase community members’ awareness about family violence.
Before the campaign, students conducted a survey and interviewed 100 villagers. Students were interested to know awareness among villagers about the violence prevention and human rights protection concerning the family violence. Having analyzed the results of the survey, students conducted various activities to increase community members’ knowledge about family violence. Informational-educational printing materials on violence issues were prepared, printed and disseminated at school and among community members.