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The Importance of Civic Education: Students Present Projects & Result | mt | 13 Dec 2017


At the presentation held in Tbilisi’s Public School N186 on Wednesday, students presented their projects realized within the school’s civics club Delta, attended by representatives of the PH International Georgia office, and Laura B. Berger, USAID Georgia’s Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office Deputy Director, who, after being introduced to the students projects, answered their questions about the importance of civics education, sharing with them the existing practices, examples and experiences of civic participation of youth in the US.


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New initiatives for schools - Legal Culture, Forensics’ and Science and more | scope | 29 Nov 2017


The representatives of the schools from Mtskheta, Gori, Pankisi and Tbilisi took great interest in the initiatives of SCOPE school programs for the goal of preventing juvenile delinquency, for supporting the community activities of the police and for offering students a window into certain roles and career paths. 


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Computing training for students of National University of Water and Nature Management | idea | 21 Nov 2017


On November 21, 2017, IDEA Rivne Training Center conducted a workshop for students of National University of Water and Nature Management. During the seminar, participants got acquainted with free online resources for self-education as well as improved their skills in the field of civic education, and computing and programing skills. The youth was especially interested in finding new educational opportunities in the field of programming and entrepreneurship, because, according to the youth, these areas are among the most promising in the labor market.
The training took place thanks to the IDEA Project Powered by Microsoft YouthSpark".
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ACPI Launches Third Programmatic Year | acpi | 21 Nov 2017


This fall ACPI started a new, third programmatic year and presented upcoming activities at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Adjara Autonomous Republic


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Agreements Signed to Implement Community Awareness Activities in Regions | scope | 21 Nov 2017


On November 6, Schools, Community and Police Engagement – Georgia (SCOPE) held a cluster meeting for its Raising Community Awareness component participants. PH International provides sub grants to five local NGOs to implement the final component of SCOPE.


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Nor Hachn Access Students Hosting High-Profile Guests | access am | 16 Nov 2017


On November 16, 2017, the Access students in Nor Hachn, Armenia hosted a group of international and local guests: Mr. John Silver, the Regional English Language Officer from Kiev, Mr. Anthony Tranchina, a State Department Representative from Washington, D.C., Ms. Hasmik Mikayelyan of the US Embassy in Yerevan, and Ms. Mariam Martirosyan, Armenia Country Director of Project Harmony International.
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Nor Hachn Access Students Learning to Design Community Projects | | 11 Nov 2017


On November 11, 2017 they were visited by Arpine Porsughyan, an M&E Officer for the United Nations World Food Program in Yerevan. Arpine (a former FLEX student and a former Muskie Fellow) is a former Acting Training Director for Peace Corps in Armenia and has also conducted what are called Project Design and Management (PDM) sessions for Peace Corps. She led a miniature PDM exercise with the kids to get them focused on a potential community improvement project that could perhaps be implemented some day in Nor Hachn. It was a very interesting session for the kids and got them thinking about making their community a better place.
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Nor Hachn Students Learn Designing Community Projects | access am | 11 Nov 2017


On November 11, 2017 they were visited by Arpine Porsughyan, an M&E Officer for the United Nations World Food Program in Yerevan. Arpine (a former FLEX student and a former Muskie Fellow) is a former Acting Training Director for Peace Corps in Armenia and has also conducted what are called Project Design and Management (PDM) sessions for Peace Corps. She led a miniature PDM exercise with the kids to get them focused on a potential community improvement project that could perhaps be implemented some day in Nor Hachn. It was a very interesting session for the kids and got them thinking about making their community a better place.
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The Taste of Knowledge | mt | 27 Oct 2017


Students and school administrators  at Sachkhere # 2 public school, with the support of parents, created a school cafeteria with the mini-grant funds. A kitchen space was renovated and the kitchen equipment needed to prepare meals and different dishes were purchased. Now, students as well as community members can study the culinary arts and conduct different activities such as cooking competitions and workshops. Volunteer parents and teachers are actively engaged and have developed a set of guidelines for the kitchen’s operation. 


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Movies in the Community | mt | 27 Oct 2017


With the help of the school administration, students of Kutaisi # 7 public school decided to arrange a movie series at their school. The space and technical equipment were donated by the school administration and the projector was purchased with the grant funds. To support increased integration among the school and its community, students offer film screening on a variety of different topics. The films are selected in consultation with local interests and are based on the results of a survey.


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