The workshop “How to reduce impact of poverty on education” in Borjomi, Georgia
The workshop “How to reduce impact of poverty on education” was held in Borjomi on the dates November 13, 14. The workshop was organized in the frames of “Caucasus Network for Children” (CNC) advocacy program by Civic Development Institute.
Public and private school teachers, principles, educational specialists, researchers and local government representatives participated in the workshop.
On November 13th coordinator of “Caucasus Network for children” Tamar Mosiashvili introduced the participants CNC aims and mission. According to the agenda, the participants discussed the role of schools and teachers for the improvement of education opportunities of children living in poverty. Teachers, principals shared their experience of working with ethnic minority children. CNC member NGO “Society Biliki" representative Lia Gorelishvili presented organization services for children living in poverty.
The following papers were presented at the workshop:
“Safe school policy influence on ethnic minorities” Sophia Gorgodze, Ilia State University, Professor
“Access to education for children living in high mountainous region”, Manana Bochorishvili, private school Tsiskari
Media monitoring “How online media covers education related issues”, Tamta Kubaneishvili, Tata Chkhaidze, CDI, media researchers. The media monitoring was conducted in the frames of CNC advocacy program.
The founder of “Regional Development Society – Scholarship Fund” Piso Kighuradze introduced newly established organization. The fund supports youth living in regions. In 2015-2016 academic year eight students of Gori State University will be supported by “Regional Development Society – Scholarship Fund”.
During the workshop, participants drafted recommendations on the following topics: role of non formal education for civic awareness; diverse approaches for the establishing child friendly environment in schools and communities.