In the frameworks of 2016 Diversity School program, overall 20 social projects has been implemented in different regions of Georgia by 46 participants. What kind of problems are facing population of Akhalkalaki, Akhaltsikhe, Bolnisi, Telavi, Tetritskaro, Gori, Martvili, Senaki, Kutaisi and Batumi? Participants directed their small-scale projects exactly on issues that in their opinion were actual in the regions and they covered a big variety of topics with their projects. Here you can read brief descriptions of the projects given by the project teams and get inspiration!
A step to Unity
Project team: Medea Gvilava,Tamar Kartvelishvili,Maka Tsukhishvili,Guljan Ajalova,Takusha Makariani
The "Step to Unity" is a project about ethnic minorities, which aims which aims to share their own cultures among Armeninan, Azerbaian and Georgian students and national cuisine of all three ethnic groups. Participants performed the pictures on the theme "my vision of cultural diversity", which was later exhibited in the cultural forum. At the end of the project the procession in costumes was carried out.
Project team: Ani Shubitidze, Anuki Jikidze, Salome Gergeshania
The project "stripy generation" refers to bullying (oppression of each other by children at schools) topic. Project activities: presentation on the topic of bullying, a photo exhibition, simulation and creating stencils.The project was implemented at # 138 and the # 8 in public schools for students aged 14-16.
The School of Self-Governement
Project team: Mariam Ispiriani, Ana Kopadze, Mariam Kaulashvili, Bairam Aliev
The city of Gori, the project included a three-day training course (one day was dedicated to advocacy training, two days training about "local government" ), and on the fourth day at the Assembly session simulation.
Project team: Salome Shengelia, Mariam Nachkebia,Ilia Gvaramia,Ketevan Ivanidze, Elguja Megrelishvili
Place: Senaki, martvili. 3-days Eco-Camp Martvili Municipality, which included seminars and workshops on the topic of ecology and waste management. The project aimed to raise awareness of environmental problems and also a natural monument and clean itssurrounding area, this is a serious problem for local residents as well as tourists.
Project team: Sofi Skhirtladze,Nino Gogokhia,Mari Putkaradze,Tamta Shekhiladze
Place: Tbilisi, the invisible labor refered violation of labor rights in Georgia, in particular the problems of Tkibuli miners. The aim of the project was to bring information to the public about what the conditions of work and life of a mine workers have and what are their concerns.
We wanted to make the public informed about the labor rights.
The Moving Gallery of Diversity
Project team: Arkadi Manukovi
Tbilisi, social bar Generator 9.8 "diversity moving gallery" aims to raise awareness about equality of different ethnic, religious, sexual, subcultural or a different lifestyle people who live in Georgia; break the stereotypes and introduce the ethnic minorities from the angle they have never been introduced before masses of people. The following activities were carried out: a photo exhibition, thematic films, lectures.
The youngsters beside the old people
Project team: Sofia Khizanishvili
The project was conducted for old generation. It was carried out in the home for the elderly in Rustavi "Xenon," the purpose was to encourage and give them exciting and memorable days . Poets and choir were invited at the event. At the beginning of the event we had introductory conversation and the presentation of the project, afterwards - musical and poetry evening.
The Other View of Pankisi
Project team: Mansur Margoshvili
Akhmeta region, village Duisi, the project aims to promote Kist and Georgian young people to increase public awareness, as well as between the two communities in the settlement of conflicts; Activities: Training for hiking and cultural events;
Project team: Giorgi Modebadze
The project – “The Emotional City "- is connected to architecture and problems of negligence of cultural monuments in Tbilisi. 2-day exhibition and discussion: exhibition of old Tbilisi’s photos at Rustaveli street, and informative meetings and debates on the following topics: Urban planning of city Tbilisi and negligence of cultural monuments.
Changes Begin with You
Project team: Rena Ajalova, Madona Aratanashvili
The project "Change starts with you" refers to the entrants with information about the university. We achieved that applicants could have made a conscious career choice. Our target group was X-XII graders.
Project team: Mariam Dotiashvili,Tamar Bugianishvili, Melano Makharadze
The project "diversity possibilities '' was held in Gori and Batumi. the project continued one day, which took place in a cafe in "free space" where we showed the film "Freedom Writers," afterwards we conducted a movie discussion, participants listened to a psychologist's report about people with disabilities, we also had a small meal where participants symbolically cut the cake together and the end of the day was walking on the boulevard where the participants flied kites.
Project team: Merabi Chitishvili
The project includes a healthy lifestyle in the town of Vale. It aims to show people how important and necessary healthy life is in today's society and motivate and attract people to it. The target group interested in this issue is 14-22 years old young people, living in Vale, who are concerned with this problem. It is relevant because with time less number of people follow a healthy lifestyle.This project includes several activities (competition-healthy lifestyle; competition in football, etc.)
Project team: Tinatin Taboridze, Mariam Gogava
EcoGeneration aims to create real space at Kaspi for young people (14-18 years old) , who will be involved in public life and be more active. The workshop was conducted for young people - about environmental issues, after which they took the pictures for the exhibition. The exhibition was attended by about 20 people and 12 people workshop. City Kaspi.
Project team: Nini Maisuradze, Kanei Margoshvili
Gori, Kutaisi, Batumi, Telavi. The project had created a facebook page. We arrived in Pankisi and nearly took pictures living there: Kist, Ossetians and Azeris. Materials include a description of their culture and traditions. Telavi, Gori, Kutaisi, Batumi There were parts of the banner and the film, answer questions and discussion.
Project team: Lidia Tomaeva, Liaman Mamedova,Demetre Gogebashvili, Rusudan Kochievi
Camp on Tchili’s Lake, participants: Gardabani # 1 high school classmates I-10-11 / ethnic minorities / facts of inequality reduction and social integration of young people .activity: 2-day camp, presentations about bullying, to reduce inequality.
Project team: Erekle Eristavi
Project "Get Active" was conducted in a form of festival - the festival of civic activism. The event aimed raising civic engagement of young people aged 15-28 from Tskaltubo and Kutaisi and reaching positive changes through their involvement into the democratic processes. In the frameworks of the festival, training-seminars, discussions, film-screening, role plays and workshop on advocacy campaign has been conducted. Participants of the project planned and implemented advocacy campaign, raise their knowledge on civic activism and civic movements and they got motivated to be active citizens.
The Diversity Festival
Project team: Meri Shalutashvili
The project "Diversity Festival" held in the village Zveli.Participants of festival were the fifteen different ages youngers .- Boot Championship - Concert - Seminar: Identity, - Energisers, pink-pong tournament. The project aims to spark interest of culture in young people and motivation and self-creative potential.
Create Future by yourself
Project team: Mariam Svinikashvili
The aim of the project was to increase the motivation of young people so that they can receive higher education, as well as learn more about the direction of education, and make the desired choice.The first phase: Akhmeta Municipality village Khodasheni.
The second phase: (excursion) Kakheti-Tbilisi (techno-park and Vake Park (Ilia Uni Science Picnic).
Activities: presentation, simulation games, free reading.
Project team: Giorgi Makharashvili
Tbilisi and Ghvevi, the project aims to promote the popularization of modern prose and poetry in four village of Tetrtitskaro region - Orbeti, ghvevi, Vanati and Dre. Small libraries will be organized in these villages in the open air and in parallel literary events will be held with the participation of famous writers. Participants were given books and set up a library in the village.