Distance Learning Intensive Course of Georgian language For children seeking asylum and humanitarian status
On July 7, 2020 the Memorandum was signed between "National Center for teacher professional development of Georgia“ and "Representationof UNHCR“, within the framework of the Memorandum, an Asylum seeker, refugee and 122 children with humanitarian status in Georgia started learning the Georgian language for free.
"Distance Learning Intensive Course of Georgian language“ is designed for those children which are under care of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representation.
Each group is composed of 5 students whose age is determined from 6 to 18 years. The course is fully funded by UNHCR.
Head of National Center for Teacher Professional Developmentს Berika Shukakidze says, that learning of Georgian language is the most important condition for integration in our society of children seeking asylum and humanitarian status in our country.
Georgian pupils living abroad of Georgia had the Georgian language teaching experience, however, Marika Sikharulidze- the head of the program for promoting the introduction of digital technologies talks about new challenges and notes, that the teaching of Georgian language is the great challenge to children of those families, who have taken refuge in Georgia, "Because apart from the language barrier we are dealing with very different cultural realities“. " The students involved in the program are from countries such as: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Bangladesh, Ukraine, etc.
Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly as of December 14, 1950 grants to High Commissioner an International refugee protection function, including supporting the adoption of refugees in the member states of the convention. In Georgia Regulation of UNHCR's mandate is done by international documents.
Source: National Center for teacher professional development of Georgia