In December, work with the boys was held online. The trainer of the Fund "Sukhumi" contacted the schools of the municipalities of Terjola, Zugdidi, Tsalenjikha, Kutaisi, Senaki, Poti, Lanchkhuti. There were group and individual meetings. The Zoom platform showed videos on child protection, bullying and tolerance. The meetings lasted longer than planned, because the boys always have a lot of questions, and there are discussions. The January meetings are already planned - the boys will be active again.
In December, 4 more workshops were held with the members of the Conflict Management Group of Kutaisi Georgian-American School "Progress", Menji (Senaki Municipality), Melauri (Samtredia Municipality) and Kveda Simoneti (Terjola Municipality) Public Schools. The topic of the workshops was "Possible Results of Conflict and Conflict Styles".
Participants were introduced to 5 styles of behavior in conflict situations. They noted that they look forward to online meetings, take into account the advice of the conflict expert and share it with friends.
The problem of tolerance was the main topic during online meetings with members of the Youth Clubs of the schools in the villages Pakhulani (Tsalenjikha municipality), Gurianta (Ozurgeti municipality) and Hajalia (Lanchkhuti municipality). The children spoke about religious and ethnic issues, and their tolerant attitude was shown. It was noted that discussing the topic of tolerance is necessary for adolescents, since tolerance reduces violence.
Youth clubs of schools in the villages Nosiri (Senaki municipality), Koki (Zugdidi municipality) and school No. 5 - Kutaisi, discussed the topic of tolerance. They made an interesting analysis about the lack of tolerance, traditions, mixed families and their problems.
After the meetings, the teenagers prepared essays and videos, which were posted on Facebook page of the Fund "Sukhumi".
Online workshops on the topic “Possible results of conflict and styles of behavior in a conflict situation” were held with members of the conflict management group of schools in the villages Gurianta (Ozurgeti municipality), Koki (Zugdidi municipality) and school No. 4 in Poti.
This information was new and unfamiliar to the participants. They understood the meaning of win-win, win-loss, and loss-win. At the end of the meetings, the teenagers mentioned:
"You explain so clearly that everything becomes clear."
"I am looking forward to your SMS about a time of our meeting."
The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot
für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)