On June 25, the Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC) will hold a concluding event of the project ” Protecting IDP rights during the COVID-19 crisis in Georgia “.
The first part of the event will be held in the village of Obcha, Baghdati, where an agricultural tour will be organized for the project beneficiaries in the enterprise “Baia Wine”. The entrepreneur Baia Abuladze will hold an inspirational meeting with the youth on the topic “Entrepreneurship and the active role of women in the development of entrepreneurship.”
The second part of the event will be held in Kutaisi, where Anna Gabeskiria, Master of Labor and Organization Psychology, Visiting Lecturer at the Agrarian and Free Universities of Georgia, will hold an inspirational meeting on “Social Influences and Stereotypes in Profession Selection, Understanding Success in the Profession and Obstacles”.
At the end of the event the project achievements will be summarized and and the participants of the peer educators’ training course will be award with certificates.
The UNDP-supported project, implemented by EDEC in Imereti, Shida Kartli and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti aimed to address youth needs and promote youth participation in the development and delivery of the response to COVID-19 and to improve entrepreneurship skills among conflict-affected young women living in the areas adjacent to Georgia’s administrative boundary lines (ABLs).
A peer education program was introduced under the project. 30 young people were trained in the target regions. They deepened their knowledge on issues such as human rights; COVID-19 virus prevention in educational institutions; domestic violence; diversity, tolerance and peace building. In order to motivate the youth, meetings were held with famous public figures: Bidzina Kulumbegov, the allergist-immunologist, Giorgi Mshvenieradze, the lawyer and Rusudan Gotsiridze, the Bishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church.
Peer educators shared the gained knowledge through informational meetings with the public school students and young people living in IDP settlements in the target regions.
A design competition “Peace and Human Rights” was held for the project participants. The participants of the training course presented a logo / symbol that reflected the idea of peacebuilding and protection of human rights. Various branded items were made with 4 winning symbols, which were handed over by the peer educators to distribute among the young people attending the information meetings.
In addition, within the project 40 young women attended the online training to develop entrepreneurial skills. EDEC also provided them with mentoring and consulting services.