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Kirsten Mashinter Hosts an Enrichment Activity on the Topic of Leadership

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 28 Apr 2012

The Access Program in Gori held an enrichment activity devoted to the topic of Leadership on April 28. The activity aimed at developing leadership qualities among Access program students and encouraging them to become future leaders in their communities. The enrichment activity was led by PH International’s English Language through Civic Education (ELCE) Program English Language Teacher Trainer (ELTT) Kirsten Mashinter. After showing the film “Soul Surfer”, Kirsten facilitated the discussion posing questions, which included, but were not limited to the following: Did the main character of the film become a leader after the accident?; What encouraged her to overcome the difficulties?; What positive characteristics did she have that would be good for us to develop?; and others. Students worked in pairs to find arguments for proving their point and presented their findings as a team. The day was concluded by voting for the leader of Gori Access Program as a result of which two students – a boy and a girl – got exactly the same number of votes and shared the title of Gori Access Program leaders.

“I am really glad Lekso and I shared this title”, said Lana Gudadze – one of the winners. “The fact that a boy and a girl gathered the same number of votes has some symbolic meaning of gender balance and equality, which is very important for our generation”, she added.


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