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PH International began working in Georgia in 1988, within 3 years after the organization was founded as Project Harmony, Inc. A number of student and professional exchanges took place between Georgians and Americans in the years that followed and PH established a permanent representative field office in Tbilisi in the year 2000. Since that time we have conducted five wide-reaching programs in the core areas of Community Development, Information Technology, and Professional Development. PH has just been awarded a sixth grant that begins in July 2010. Major funding for our work in Georgia has come from participants themselves, the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development.

PH International has been managing recruitment in Georgia for the Community Connections Program since the start of the new millennium. Community Connections is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program contributing to public diplomacy among international participants, American families and U.S. host organizations through three-to-five week cultural and professional programs. The Community Connections programs bring together teams of experts in specific fields who work together to achieve professional success. CC exchange themes typically highlight topics in business and non-profit development, local government, health and education, arts & crafts, tourism and economic growth, media development and advocacy, environment and higher education.

PH's Georgian Legal Socialization Project, was begun in 2008 as a pilot project to raise community awareness about juvenile justice issues and promote positive changes in public safety and crime prevention. PH International worked closely with Georgia’s Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Internal Affairs to create a curriculum focusing on juvenile justice and legal education, and train teachers and police officers in the delivery of the curriculum. The pilot proved successful and the program has been extended through 2013, with the addition of new schools and new partners such as the Georgian Supreme Court and alternative justice mechanisms . In July 2010 the program expanded once more to include a Social Networking in Schools (SMS) component. More information can be found through the link provided.

Other programs with schools in Georgia include the Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training (ACETT) Program, which began in July 2010 and helps Georgian schools develop comprehensive approaches to enhancing civic education through an approach that emphasizes and facilitates the application of learning in communities, the English Access Microscholarship Program, which provides additional English language programs for disadvantaged youth, and the English Language Through Civic Education(ELCE), starting in school year 2011-2012, which uses American TESOL specialists to improve English language and American/western culture training in Georgian schools.
Current Programs
Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training (ACETT) program for Georgia 2010 - 2014
English Access Microscholarship Programs 2011 - 2015
Georgia Community Action and Linkages for Legal Socialization (GE CALLS) 2013 - 2014
Past Programs
Intensive Course for Teachers of English 2012 - 2014
English Language through Civic Education (ELCE) 2011 - 2013
Georgian Legal Socialization Project 2008 - 2013
Community Connections Forecast Georgia 2005 - 2011
FLEX Technology Ambassador Program  2002 - 2005
Georgian Women's Leadership Program 2001 - 2002
Internet Community Development for the Caucasus 2000 - 2001
Domestic Violence Community Partnership Program - Georgia 1998 - 2001
Future Leaders Exchange 1997 - 1998
Semester Study Program  1994 - 1997
Project Harmony/Tbilisi Pioneer Palace Youth Exchange 1989 - 1990
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