Ongoing Projects

Name: Curriculum Innovation for Social Inclusion (CISI) Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 Implementation area: Georgia

Donors /Partners: 

  1. Erasmus +
  2. Tbilisi State University (TSU)
  3. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (BSU)
  4. Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU)
  5. Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU)
  6. Transilvania University of Brașov UTBv
  7. Univerzita Palackeho v Olomouc (PUO)
  8. University of Warsaw (UW)
  9. Philipps-Universität Marburg (UMR);
  10. “Mariani“
  11. DPO Movement Accessible Environment for Everyone (MAEE)
  12. Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia (MoESCS)
Total project budget: Part of the budget assigned to EDEC: Objective(s): to contribute to the process of social inclusion of persons with disabilities by increasing the quality of inclusive education at public schools. Target group(s): schools, universities, NGOs Beneficiaries: special teachers, people with disabilities (PWD), students with special educational needs (SEN) Planned activities:
  1. Preparation of new academic courses / modules related to special education in the 300-credit teacher training program at the project partner Georgian universities;
  2. Preparation of 60-credit Certificate Program for Special Teacher Training;
  3. Preparation of short training programs for the interested persons;
  4. Establishment of a network supporting inclusive education – cooperation between schools, universities, non-governmental organizations and government agencies.

Name: ENGLISH SPEAKER’S CLUB

Implementation period: ongoing

Implementation area: Kutaisi

Target group(s): 18 years old and above

Classes: once a week (1.5 hours)

Course fee: 30 GEL per month

Objective: Students will learn public speaking techniques, develop analytical and quick thinking skills, including logical reasoning. Students will be able to put these skills into practice at school, higher education, and public life in general.

Planned activities: During the course, group members meet once a week and talk about interesting topics in English. The current course is led by an American Peace Corps volunteer Elizabeth Garcia.

Expected outcome: After completing the ENGLISH SPEAKER’S CLUB course, young people are more confident in speaking English and they develop their communication skills.

Name: Public Speaking & Debates Implementation period: ongoing Implementation area: Kutaisi

Target group(s): VI–XI grade students Course duration: 4 months Classes: twice a week (2 hours) Course fee: 70 GEL per month Objective: Students will learn public speaking techniques, develop analytical and quick thinking skills, including logical reasoning. Students will be able to put these skills into practice at school, higher education, and public life in general. Planned activities: During the course, competitions a debate tournament and “Orator” – and imitated trial are held. The best students are rewarded with prizes. Participants are given the opportunity to engage in Georgian and/or English language debates. Expected outcome: After completing a course of public speaking and debate, students become more self-confident, easily gaining a place in society. It makes it easier to set priorities and pursue their own goals and aspirations. Their involvement in youth programs is high.

Completed Projects

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