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BLSP HAS ENSURED THE LSP CURRICULUM SUSTAINABILITY IN HERZEGOVINA-NERETVA CANTON AND ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON | blsp |


Convinced  that satisfactory professional capacities have been built during the three-year LSP implementation that are capable to ensure its sustainability in two pilot cantons i.e.Herzegovina-Neretva Canton and Zenica-Doboj Canton and its further expansion to schools that have not been involved in LSP activities, the BLSP Office initiated and held joint meetings with the Ministers of Education and the Ministers of Interior in these cantons to discuss that possibility.

At the meeting held on February 6, 2020 in Mostar, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton – Mr Rašid Hadžović and the Minister of the Interior of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton – Mr Slađan Bevanda expressed satisfaction with the previous cooperation and results achieved, and the program fokus on prevention. Both ministers expressed their willingness to provide all necessary support for continuation of LSP activities as well as the official decisions of competent cantonal authorities in that sense.

At a meeting held 11.02.2020.godine in Zenica, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Zenica-Doboj Canton  - Mr Spahija Kozlić and the  Minister of Interior of Zenica-Doboj Canton – Mr Dario Pekić assessed that current cooperation and results achieved in implementing LSP very successful. In an effort to continue successful cooperation in this area in the future, the ministers signed a memorandum of cooperation defining the principles of cooperation, forms of joint action and modes of using human and other capacities of both ministries in further LSP implementation and juvenile delinquency prevention.

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"We Study Democracy" | mt | 14 Sep 2020


To highlight the main principles of democracy and increase awareness of their peers about democratic values students of Sairkhe village public school prepared a flyer.

In the frame of the mini-grant project "We Study Democracy", students attended training and took part in the discussion on the main principles of democracy. They prepared a video “Democracy and Me” and announced an essay contest “Why Democracy”. All informational materials created within the mini-grant project were shared via social media.

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"Education for Legal Socialization" classes have started in Moldovan pilot-schools | mlsp | 11 Sep 2020


Beginning with the first week of the new school year the delivery of the optional course "Education for Legal Socialization" has started in pilot-schools from Cahul, Floresti, Soroca, Straseni, Ungheni districts and Chisinau municipality as part of the Moldovan Legal Socialization Program (MLSP).

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Civics Students Advocated for the Improvement of School Environment | mt | 7 Sep 2020


School-based civics club members of Osiauri village public school conducted an advocacy process to improve the school environment. They met with the representatives of local government and presented the results of the community survey on environmental issues. At the meeting with the governmental officials, they also discussed the measures that should be taken to improve the environment.

As a result of the successful advocacy campaign, the local authorities placed rubbish bins in the village and handed over 90 evergreen seedlings to the school, which were later planted in and around the schoolyard. The students took an active part in the greening and cleaning actions of the schoolyard.

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ACCESS Summer Camps 2020 | amt | 29 Aug 2020


Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, throughout July 18 - 31, 2020, within the English Access Microscholarship component of the U.S.G-funded “AM Tavush Outreach” project, implemented by PH International (https://www.ph-int.org/), 60 Armenian students from 3 regional communities of Noyemberyan, Koghb and Berdavan in groups of 20 participated in 10-hour, 2-day online English summer camps.

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54 Armenian Access Students Participate in Program Graduation Summer Camps | access am | 29 Aug 2020


“I wish we could have a longer camp to do more self-awareness tests and participate in more mock interviews for jobs. This is so interesting and useful!”, said Sveta Ohanyan from Goris as their group of 18 students reflected on the first day of their online camp marking their successful graduation from the 2-year English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) funded by the U.S. government and implemented by PH International.

In August a total of 54 students from Chambarak, Goris and Yeghvard participated in 3-day online Access camps within which 11 remarkable native and foreign speakers shared their knowledge, wisdom and life skills with the students. They studied personality types, received advice on career development themes, learnt tools to spot social media manipulations, and discussed how to avoid negative stereotyping. The cross-cultural sessions led by 3 U.S. Peace Corps volunteers as well as guests from Japan and the Philippines living in Armenia, enriched the students’ cross-cultural awareness.

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Workshop for the teachers who will pilot the Afterschool clubs “STEM & Forensics” in schools | mlsp | 28 Aug 2020


On August 24, 2020, a training workshop for 24 teachers participating in the PH’s Moldova Legal Socialization Program took place in Chișinău. Beginning in September 2020 the teachers will conduct the “STEM & Forensics” enrichment activities for the 8th - 10th graders in pilot schools representing Straseni, Ungheni, Floresti, Soroca, Cahul, Causeni and Glodeni districts and Chisinau municipality.

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Training for students about the importance of media literacy | mt | 26 Aug 2020


Online training was held for students of MT partner schools in Adjara region to raise their awareness about the importance of media literacy. They got information about disinformation and fake news and received guidance on how to spot real and fake news.
Based on the information gained during the training students prepared posters and a presentation about the work of media, including the importance of media literacy, how to distinguish the real news from the fake news and shared them via social network.

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“TRAINING OF ENGLISH TEACHERS AS MENTORS” | blc am | 25 Aug 2020


Throughout August 10-21, 2020, within the U.S government funded “Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and Teachers” program implemented by PH International, 12 Armenian teachers and trainers of English, selected from a pool of over 38 applicants through a rigorous, merit-based nationwide recruitment, participated in a 50-hour, 10-day online “Training of English Teachers as Mentors”. The training was conducted by Steven Gomez, a TEFL specialist from the U.S., with extensive experience of integrated teaching.

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Access Summer Camps | blc am | 25 Aug 2020


Throughout July 14- August 8, 2020, within the English Access Microscholarship component of the U.S.G-funded “Building English Language Capacity for Armenian Students and Teachers” program, implemented by PH International, 100 Armenian teenagers from 5 regional communities of Vanashen, Surenavan, Arpi, Yeghegnadzor and Ttujur in groups of 20 participated in 20-hour, 4-day online English camps.

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