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News | Program: Momavlis Taoba - Civic Education Program

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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Comics on women’s rights | 24 Apr 2020


Forced marriage, domestic violence, gender equality- these were the topics expressed as comics, which were prepared by civics students of Gombori village public school.
Students made a video massage and conducted a survey on how community members are aware of women’s rights. The video and the results of the survey were shared via Facebook.

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Online conference with Judge Tamar Chikhladze | 10 Apr 2020


The work of the Judge and Court system, civics responsibilities during the challenging time, protection of human rights, gender equality and domestic violence were the topics of discussions of Judge Tamar Chikladze with students during the online conference. The Judge spoke about her profession and shared her work experience. 
Participants of the conference - students, civics teachers and parents from all regions of Georgia had the opportunity to ask questions to Judge via Facebook. About 280 questions were asked by participants to a guest during the online conference and 2500 online viewers reached.
The online conference was organized in the framework of USAID civics education “Momavlis Taoba” program and USAID/PROLoG.

 

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Webinar about the use of Microsoft Teams Program for online teaching | 9 Apr 2020

Webinar about the use of Microsoft Teams Program for online teaching was organized for civics teachers in the framework of USAID civic education program “Moavlis Taoba”. Civics teacher Temur Sukhashvili, who presented the main functions of Microsoft Teams, facilitated Webinar. The distance learning tools will help civics teachers to organize online lessons. More than 80 teachers from all regions of Georgia participated in the conference and had opportunities to ask questions and get answers online.

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Irakli Khorava, an alumnus of civic education program, | 8 Apr 2020


"I'm Irakli Khorava, student of Political Science at The Ilia State University and a volunteer in north Italy under the European Solidarity Corps program.
I was 15 when I joined USAID Civic Education Program where I was volunteering at school and in the community, along with school civics club members was elaborating and running civic initiatives and projects, supporting children with Leukemia and ethnic minorities and projects addressing ecological problems.

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