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

Students' meeting with Judge | 24 Dec 2019

Specifics of the Court system, the work of Judge and juvenile justice were the topics discussed at the meeting of school-based civics club students from Rustavi, Tsalka and Marneuli municipalities with Judge Tamar Chikhladze. The Judge spoke about her profession and shared her work experience.

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Online conference with representatives of Public Defender Office of Georgia | 18 Dec 2019

Questions asked by civics club students to the representatives of Public Defender Office of Georgia Maia Gedevanishvili and Gvantsa Ckhaidze during an online conference mostly addressed the current situation in Georgia in terms of protection of human and children’s rights. Juveniles’ justice, protection of victims of domestic violence, bullying, protection of children’s labor rights and the steps taken by the Public Defender's Office to protect them were the issues interesting for students.

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Students' meeting with representative of International Republican Institute (IRI). | 10 Dec 2019

School-based civics club students from “Momavlis Taoba” program partner schools in Adjara region met with Nino Dolidze, representative of International Republican Institute (IRI). Nino Dolidze spoke about gender equality, women's rights and engagement of women in public life. She also answered students’ questions about gender-based violence, risks of early marriage and protection of women's rights.

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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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