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 from different public schools of Adjara region presented their projects | 6 Dec 2019

Students from different public schools of Adjara region presented their projects aimed at preventing trafficking and gender-based violence, advocating and solving community problems and promoting school safety in village Salibauri public school #1. Students also presented a performance on gender-based violence and a film on bullying prevention.
 

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School-based civics club students met with Judge | 29 Nov 2019

School-based civics club students met with Judge Shorena Tsikaridze in Tbilisi public school #177. Judge Shorena Tsikaridze spoke about her profession and answered students’ questions.
Students presented a photo exhibition that featured students’ activities on human rights issues: a mock trial, discussion about human rights, meeting with a juvenile justice official, etc.
The meeting was attended by USAID, PH International and PROLoG representatives.
The meeting was organized by USAID civics education program “Momavlis Taoba” and USAID PROLoG.

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USAID Civic Education Program Alumnus Mate Bubashvili | 14 Nov 2019

“My experience as the civics club leader at my school motivated my academic studies and career path. As a result of the Civics Club, I decided to become a lawyer and study human rights, constitutional law, and models of state governance; My knowledge will allow me to contribute to the development of my country and be an active citizen .”- USAID Civic Education Program Alumnus Mate Bubashvili

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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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