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Story of Kateryna Chuyko (City of Lutsk) | dtb ua | 12 Dec 2017

Kateryna Chuyko shares her story: ‘Probably, everyone had an idea to start his own business, but the fear and misunderstanding where to begin, always stopped from achieving this goal.
I had the same situation before the announcement of the Getting Down to Business project on the Internet. Its aim was to train a group of young people during six months in the basics of business English, doing business and working with modern media.

Lado Apkhazava, A Civics Teacher Received National Teacher Award of Georgia | mt | 17 Oct 2017

Lado Apkhazava, a civics teacher from the village Chibati in Guria region of Georgia, received the National Teacher Award. Award ceremony took place in the capital Tbilisi on October 5, World Teachers’ Day.

Students from the village Shroma Improve School Infrastructure | mt | 26 Aug 2016

Lagodekhi municipality village Shroma public school students implemented mini-grant project to improve school infrastructure and environment.

Books are Treasure | mt | 8 Jul 2016

As a result of the students’ advocacy, the Tsalenjikha municipality allocated 1,000 GEL to the school library for new books.

Success Story of Iryna Podolyak (City of Volodymyr-Volynsky) | dtb ua | 12 Dec 2017

Iryna Podolyak from the city of Volodymyr-Volynsky shares her story: ‘One fall day in November 2016, randomly wandering around the World Wide Web, I by chance encountered a proposition to participate in a project called Getting Down to Business.

Students Advocate for the Improvement of Local Infrastructure | mt | 1 Dec 2016

Students of the Village of Matani Public School #2 in Akhmeta municipality advocated for the improvement of local infrastructure; in particular the system of potable water in the village needed renovation as there was a lack of water and its quality was not suitable for drinking. Students collected signatures of the community members and prepared a request letter addressing Governor of the village.

As the result of the students’ efforts the problem was solved quickly; a new water reservoir with filtration system was installed in the village.

Community Mobilizes to Create Civics Classroom at Alaverdi School | mt | 25 Aug 2016

Students of Zestaponi Municipality's Alaverdi village public school, initiated arrangement of a civics class room in their school. The students shared the project goal with parents and community members and managed to mobilize them to take an active part in the project.

DRR(Disaster Risk Reduction) Simulation at Merisi Boarding School | acpi | 7 Jul 2016

On July 6th, simulation of a disaster risk reduction took place at Merisi Boarding School.

"Stairway to heaven" | blsp | 4 Dec 2017

This is a story about students, about learning and about making a positive change in one’s community. The students are from primary school “Ćamil Sijarić” from Nemila, one of 16 primary schools in two cantons: Zenica-Doboj and Herzegovina-Neretva. These 16 schools were selected by their respective cantonal ministers of education to take a part in the Legal socialization and juvenile crime prevention Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BLSP).The BLSP is implemented by PH international and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Rehabilitation of the Park in the village of Lafankuri | mt | 1 Dec 2016

Civics students of the village Lapankuri public school in the Kakheti region, sponsored by a MT program mini-grant project initiated a rehabilitation of the park. Students conducted cleaning and greening actions, besides establishing close cooperation with local authorities, and they provided 1200 GEL.

Rehabilitation of Event Hall at School | mt | 24 Aug 2016

Tbilisi public school #157 students supported by a Momavlis Taoba program mini-grant, initiated rehabilitation of the Event Hall of their school. The students managed to mobilize the school administration and parents to take active part in the project.

Wonder | am wonder | 1 May 2016

The “It’s a WONDER-Ful Life” Program has left its unique fingerprint on the lives of the participant teachers, students and their parents. It has changed their perceptions of human ability and disability. “Wonder,” American writer R. J. Pallacio bestselling novel is about a young boy with severe facial disfigurements. The program was built around this and has generated strong interest not only among those teachers and students that were selected to be enrolled in the program but also among the general population of the target schools. Many students and parents borrowed the book from the participant students or waited for the program to finish to be able to get the book from the schools’ library to read. The participant students were so strongly impacted by the lessons of the program that many of them wrote songs, poems and letters to Auggie Pullman, the hero of the novel, to celebrate his successful struggle against discrimination and highlight the importance of social inclusion.
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