Students of “Momavlis Skola” in Batumi carried out advocacy campaign for the road safety. There was no appropriate road sign and speed bump in front of the school, which is situated on a street with heavy traffic. This created a danger for pedestrians who tried to cross the street.
The first panel session of Civic Responsibility Board was held at RICDOG office in Kutaisi. Four groups of students (Active Citizens, Passive Citizens, Responsible Citizens and Experts) presented resolutions they worked on during several weeks. Presentations were followed by a roundtable discussions, where representatives of all four groups began working on common resolution.
Partnership between schools community and police has grown stronger thanks to the Legal Culture lessons that are currently in progress in five major cities of Georgia: Batumi, Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi. Specially trained police officers and experienced teachers of civil education have joined their creative and professional competencies to deliver interesting, dynamic and creative lessons to 9th graders of the schools that are involved in GE CALLs program.
The method of teaching is interactive and student-based, where police officers provide information and advice based on their practical experience. The topics are about legal culture, about police officers work, juvenile and legislative framework, violence, violence and juvenile, domestic violence, bad habits and their results, organized crime, trafficking, judiciary etc
Twenty six U.S. Department of State-sponsored International high school students from 16 different countries around the globe attended PH International's one-week Youth TechCamp at Champlain College from March 22-28.
GE PLAY Georgia Team in collaboration with the program working group developed the schedule for U.S. Based Exchange follow-on and support meetings through August 2015 (on April 7, May 6, June 12 and August 12, 2015).
The successful third and final year of GNML Online, a component of Global New Media Lab ended in March. The five month online Social Media for Social Change training program engaged students independently to work with seven social media platforms: Blogger, Google Alerts, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The U.S. Department of State and PH International proudly awarded 91 GNML Online Certificates of Completion to A-SMYLE, FLEX, and YES students currently living throughout the US. Students receiving Certificates of Completion have completed a professional Social Media for Social Change Campaign raising awareness of an issue in their home communities. We encourage all GNML Online students to continue building their Social Media for Social Change Campaigns and to teach others when they return home from their year abroad in the United States! Congratulations to all participants!
The lessons - “Basics of Legal Culture” has been delivering on regular basis in the GE Calls participant schools of four different regions: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi and Batumi. The teacher delivers the course in couple with school resource officer.
The monitoring of the component once again revealed that the lesson delivered by teacher together with SRO is very important and effective. The attitude of students towards certain issues and towards the SROs have changed immensely. The lessons have facilitated the communication between teachers and RSOs, school administration acknowledge the role of RSO in prevention of disciplinary violations.
On March 20-22, GE Calls-participant schools from Rustavi had an opportunity to participate in workshop with psichologists and discuss psichological aspects and issues for school conflict management.
Participants thoroughly analyzed certain real cases and planned specific resolution methods. Workshop was led through role-playing and discussions. Following topics were analyzed: principles of interaction with children with emotional and behavior problems, methods of speaking to children, techniques of active listening, suggested and useful terms to be used while conversation and other.