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Opening of Youth Engagement Center in Borjomi

Georgia | Georgia Community Action and Linkages for Legal Socialization | 15 Dec 2015

For the successful development of the future generation, it is vital to create positive a environment which can address children’s interests and enroll them into various activities. Unfortunately, Borjomi Youth was emboldened with the existence of the similar space.

In September, the Samtkhe-Javakheti Media Center submitted a proposal, which aimed at the creation of a Youth Engagement Center. According to the proposal, it was planned to create a space for Borjomi youth to get together, acquire new knowledge and skills, plan and implement various activities and prepare/participate in youth talk shows. By the joint efforts of GE CALLS and its grantee Samtkhe-Javakheti Media Center, the useless, abandoned venue turned into a modern comfortable workspace.

On December 15, 2015, Borjomi Youth Engagement Center hosted representatives of INL, PH International, Local Government, schools and NGO sector at the grand opening ceremony.
The guests emphasized the importance of the event, as the Youth Engagement Center is the only place entirely dedicated to youth-related activities in the region.

At the starting stage, the Center has 30 direct beneficiaries from four Borjomi Public Schools and Village Kvibisi Public School.

The project is implemented by Samtkhe-Javakheti Media Center, in the framework of PH International’s GE CALLS program, supported by The US Department of State’s International Bureau of Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL).