Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini and the USAID Mission Director, Jonathan M. Conly signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training program will be launched in the scope of this Memorandum. Signing ceremony was held in Rustavi Public School №15. U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, John Bass, representatives of the USAID, Program Director Marina Ushvelidze as well as members of the school civic club, teachers and the schoolchildren attended the event.
Three-year program of the Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training (ACETT) is being implemented by an American organization PH International that is funded by the USAID and supported by MES. Aim of the project is to advance the school program level in civic education, support the children in advancing knowledge, changing approaches and behavior, activating participation in the development of the democratic society.
The program will be held in 9 regions of Georgia and cover around 500 schools. The schools will be selected in big and small cities and villages of Georgia. Schools that previously participated in civic education projects will be selected as well. Civic education teachers will be trained/assisted and encouraged. Small grant programs will be launched as the opportunity to pass practice. Interactive web-site as well as the social networks will be created.
In the scope of the event, presentation of the school club - Me as an Active Citizen was held at Rustavi School №15. Exhibition of the children’s works on the civic education (photos, paintings) was held as well. The guests had opportunity to ask questions to the authors concerning their works.