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Access program in Akhaltsikhe Devotes an Enhancement Activity on the Topic of Civic Engagement and Responsibilities

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 29 Oct 2012

On October 29, Access program in Akhaltsikhe held an enhancement activity on the topic of Civic Engagement and Responsibilities. The guests of the event were Guliko Beqauri, Doctor of Psychology, Trainer and Expert in Civic Education and Kelly Gallagher, Peace Corps Volunteer.

In the first part of the session, Guliko Bekauri delivered an interactive presentation on civic engagement, active citizenship and political and social literacy. Students discussed such questions as how to be an active citizen and what prevents the majority of people to be civically engaged. Participants of the enrichment activity also worked in groups to come up with the description of the society they would like to be part of.

In the second part of the session, Kelly Gallagher presented on the elections and civic responsibilities in the United States. Students got particularly interested by the rights and responsibilities of the U.S citizens. Working in groups, they developed lists of rights and responsibilities they considered the most important. After each group presented their lists and brought arguments in defense of their choice, students voted for the rights and responsibilities discussed and created a unified list, which included:

Rights: Right of free speech and press, Right to vote, Right to freedom of religion. Responsibilities:Obeying laws ,Paying taxes,Voting , Volunteering /Serving community


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