PH International

Momavlis Taoba - Civic Education Program

Country: Georgia
Category: Educational Development Programs

About

Web Site: http://civics.ge

Momavlis Taoba (Future Generation) Program is implemented by PH International with the financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is implemented in partnership with the Centre for Training and Consultancy and 11 regional partner NGOs with participation of 480 schools nationwide, in all regions of Georgia. The purpose of MT is to 1) promote greater  civic engagement of young people; and 2) enhance civil society’s role in promoting transparent and accountable governance at the national and local levels by expanding and institutionalizing secondary school civics education curricula and practical applications.

Program News

Informational campaign about elections | 23 Oct 2020

To increase public awareness about elections school-based civics club students in Tbilisi organized an informational campaign. Students prepared fliers about the importance of participation in the election for the development of the democratic country and disseminated them in the public places of the city. They encouraged the citizens to vote responsibly.

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Regulations introduced at school for the prevention of COVID-19 | 12 Oct 2020

Civics students of Kveda Sazano village public school #1 organized an open-air meeting for the students of elementary school to inform them about the regulations introduced at school for the prevention of COVID-19. They explained why it is important to wear masks, keep distance and rules of hygiene for the prevention of COVID-19 as well as seasonal viruses.
Prior to this meeting, students met with a local doctor and received information on the necessity of following the hygienic norms for both COVID19 and seasonal viruses’ prevention, which they later shared with their peers.

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"Healthy Nutrition" | 2 Oct 2020

Students of Bretis Meurneoba village public school in Shida Kartli region decided to raise awareness of their peers on healthy food and lifestyle.
To get more people aware of the importance of healthy nutrition, an exhibition and a culinary competition were organized at school. Students presented agricultural Bioproducts of their village as well as the unhealthy food often used by young people. The participants of the culinary competition prepared various dishes and once again talked to the guests about the importance of healthy nutrition.

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Success Stories

A tower in their village was granted a status of cultural heritage. | 3 Oct 2019

Students of USAID funded “Momavlis Taoba” program partner school of Sasireti village in Kaspi Municipality had a meeting with the representatives of the Public Defender's Office in Shida Kartli. The students talked about a tower in the village - the historical monument of XVI-XVIII centuries, that needed rehabilitation. Representatives of the Public Defender's Office visited the historical monument together with the students and requested the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia to support students’ initiative.
The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia appreciated the initiative and granted the status of cultural heritage to the tower of Sasireti village.
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Lado Apkhazava, A Civics Teacher Received National Teacher Award of Georgia | 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.
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Students Advocate for the Improvement of Local Infrastructure | 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.
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