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News | Program: Momavlis Taoba - Civic Education Program

Students promote a healthy lifestyle in the community | 22 Jun 2020


To promote a healthy lifestyle in the community 10th-grade students from Sasireti village public school mobilized community members, local administration and with their cooperation started stadium rehabilitation activities. They cleaned the territory and dug holes to install goalposts.
Students also conducted a contest of essays, posters and drawings and held an online presentation to promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy nutrition among their peers.

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Civics Teachers’ Regional "Roundtables" | 18 Jun 2020


During June 8-17, 2020, Civics Teachers’ Regional "Roundtables" for Civics Teachers of Adjara, Kvemo Kartli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Imereti, Kakheti, Tbilisi, Shida Kartli and Guria regions’ public schools were held in the framework of USAID funded "Momavlis Taoba" program and was organized by the Civic Education Teachers' Forum.

Civics experts Aluda Goglichidze and Nino Chiabrishvili led the roundtables.

Teachers discussed the possible design of civics teaching in high school, students’ projects as a mandatory part of the civics curriculum and other important aspects for further development of school-based civic education.

Following a series of roundtables, MT and Civic Education Teachers Forum (CETF) will share teachers’ recommendations with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.

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Students in Guria region decided to learn more about crime among youth | 16 Jun 2020


Students from MT partner schools in Guria region decided to learn more about crime among youth because it became a critical concern in the region.
To promote crime prevention and educate peers about negative consequences youth conflict may lead to, students surveyed the attitude of their peers about the juvenile crime to find out the main causes of crime and how juvenile crime can be prevented.
Students also participated in an online meeting with a psychologist Tamta Dolidze and discussed human personality types and behavioral criminology.
In addition, students planned to participate in an online discussion with a lawyer to talk about crime prevention among youth and learn about organizations that work in the field of juvenile crime prevention.
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Facebook Live with Tamaz Daushvili, CEO and Partner of DIO Ltd | 8 Jun 2020


Tamaz Daushvili, CEO and Partner of DIO Ltd, had a Facebook live with students, teachers and parents via MT’s Facebook page.

During an hour live meeting, the speaker talked about the history, development and corporate social responsibility of the company DIO, shared the tips for starting a new business and answered the questions of viewers about leadership, team building and business development.

What are corporate social responsibility initiatives implemented by DIO Ltd? How does your company support the communities? What is the difference between a manager and a leader? Is leadership an inborn quality or can one grow as a leader? What skills does one need to develop to become successful in business? How did you start your business? How did COVID-19 affect your company? Is it hard to be a leader? What is your advice to future entrepreneurs? What do young people need to start a business? Does Media support a business? -These among others were the questions that Tamaz Daushvili discussed with the students during the online meeting.

Participants of the meeting - students, civics teachers and parents from all regions of Georgia had the opportunities to ask questions to Tamaz Daushvili, via Facebook. The online conference had 148 comments and questions from students and teachers and 3,000 views by the time it ended.

Such events are very helpful for students, teachers and community members and contribute to spreading information about starting a new business and about leadership, team building and business development.

 

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Online Model Lessons | 2 Jun 2020


In May, civics teachers of Momavlis Taoba program’s partner schools conducted online model lessons by the use of the Microsoft Teams program in 8 regions of Georgia – Tbilisi, Imereti, Guria, Samegrelo, Kakheti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, and Adjara. Model lessons covered various topics from MT’s civics supplemental textbooks and used various techniques of distance learning.

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Facebook Live with Eka Gigauri, Executive Director of Transparency International Georgia | 29 May 2020


Eka Gigauri, the Executive Director of Transparency International Georgia, had a Facebook live with students, teachers and parents via MT’s Facebook page.

During an hour live meeting, the speaker talked about the role of citizens in combatting corruption and nepotism and answered the questions of viewers.

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Facebook live with Adam Schmidt, Director of USAID Georgia’s Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office | 22 May 2020


Facebook live with Adam Schmidt, Director of USAID Georgia’s Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office.

Facebook live with Adam Schmidt, Director of USAID Georgia’s Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office was held with students, teachers and parents via MT’s Facebook page.

During one hour of Facebook live, the speaker talked about the life of the American family in Georgia during COVID-19 pandemic. He also covered civic activism and volunteering in the US, and answered the questions of viewers.

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An Online Conference with Naniko Khazaradze, TV Hostess | 13 May 2020


What is the role of the media and journalists during emergencies? What special training should journalists undergo to cope with stressful work during a global pandemic? What are the pros and cons of journalism? What is your personal biggest achievement? What is free media? Is it difficult to work as a journalist during a pandemic? - These among others were the questions that Naniko Khazardze, a well-known TV hostess, discussed with the students during an online conference.

During the online meeting with students, she spoke about the profession of a journalist and shared her own huge experience of working as a TV hostess of various TV programs. She emphasized the importance of journalist’s work especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies.

Participants of the conference - students, civics teachers and parents from all regions of Georgia had the opportunity to ask questions to Naniko Khazaradze via Facebook. By the time the online conference ended, the number of online viewers had reached 3800 and a total of 218 questions had been asked.

The majority of questions by students addressed the topics of media and its role in society. Such events are very helpful and contribute to spreading information about important topics in an interesting way.

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Students of Atskuri village public school distributed disinfectants | 1 May 2020


Students of Atskuri village public school distributed disinfectants in two villages as a part of the preventive measures against COVID-19 infection.
"This solution is made from natural ingredients, it consists of ecologically clean alcohol, chamomile tea and honey; it does not irritate the skin and is not as harmful as other chemical disinfectants," - said Mariam Gakhutishvili village Atskhuri school student.

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Online Conference with Anatoli Boisa, Basketball Player | 28 Apr 2020


How do we get the motivation to exercise regularly? What is more important for a healthy lifestyle - physical activities or healthy nutrition? How does a basketball players’ daily life look like?  Does playing in sports give a lifelong sense of discipline and somehow prevent the youth from adopting bad habits? What should a modern physical education lesson be like? These among others were the questions that Anatoli Boisa, basketball player discussed with the students during an online conference. Anatoli spoke about his career of a professional basketball player and a coach; and talked about the importance of sport and a healthy lifestyle.

Participants of the conference - students, civics teachers and parents from all regions of Georgia had the opportunity to ask questions to Anatoli Boisa via Facebook. By the time the online conference ended, the number of online viewers had reached 2700 and a total of 262 questions had been asked. The speaker tried to answer as many questions as possible during the available time.

The online conference was organized in the framework of USAID civics education “Momavlis Taoba” program.

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