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Rustavi Access Program Students Honor Independence Day of Georgia

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 26 May 2012

On May 26, Access Program in Rustavi organized an enrichment activity that was devoted to celebration of the Day of Independence of Georgia and aimed at discussing the most common aspects of celebrating the Independence Day in Georgia and the United States. Rustavi Access Program students worked together to develop two PowerPoint presentations: one on the celebration of May 26 in Georgia and another on 4th of July festivities in the United States.

Guest speaker, historian and publicist David Arabidze delivered a lecture describing historical events preceding the declaration of independence in Georgia in 1918. He analyzed the consequences of World War I, talked about the involvement of political parties of the time in the process of preparation of Declaration of Independence and spoke about the mistakes avoiding which could have led to better results. The guest also spoke about the birth of the United States bringing historical facts and drawing parallels between the political processes of the two countries of the time. The lecture was followed by Q&A session, during which, the students demonstrated good knowledge of the history of Georgia and the United States.

By the end of the enrichment activity, Mariam Golubueva, Georgian Migrant Student that currently resides in the U.S. shared her impressions on the ways Americans celebrate and cherish the Independence Day and urged the students to develop similar appreciation for the celebration of the independence of Georgia.

The day was concluded by official ceremony of cutting a special Independence Day cake and treating the students and the guests to some pastry and sweets.


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