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Enhancing Knowledge and Skills: A central theme of operations in Georgia is to enable students, mainly in the outer regions of Georgia to develop knowledge and skills required to plan their lives. As a measure of this goal, ChildFund in Georgia has embarked, in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport on a program of education and training on Village Development Through Social Entrepreneurship in schools. This program currently is provided, as an extra curricula activity to students in schools by specialist trainers. ChildFund plans to develop this project as its anchor theme and expand on its activities with the goal of spreading the message of village resources utilization as a powerful tool of village development.

 

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Village Development Through Social Entrepreneurship: In order to spring-board from the basic training in village resources development provided to several schools, ChildFund in Georgia, in cooperation with ChildFund Deutschland, has launched a major project to train 1000 students between the ages of 14 to 16 during a one year project. This project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and involves a series of activities across five regions, 20 schools resulting in the selection and support to the development of micro businesses to be operated by students. The goal of this project is to introduce the concept of self-reliance and the intelligent use of village resources for income generation. It is also intended that the knowledge and skills imparted to the students through this project will give them broad horizon of understanding of emerging economies, whether the students pursue these ventures or other professions.

 

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Social and Emotional Intelligence: The project aims to develop among children social and emotional intelligence skills, which consists of awareness and understanding of personal skills, feelings, and adjustment within the society. Training sessions target schoolchildren from rural areas and considers the development of skills and capacities to deal effectively with the environment, to manage themselves, the ability to understand the emotions and feelings of others (empathy), and to influence others (social skills).

 

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Child Protection and Rights: ChildFund will launch a series of educational programs and workshops related to Child Protection and Rights. This is an important mission of ChildFund operations on a global basis. It is important to create an awareness and understanding of Child protection and the rights that all children have to live and grow in a free and undisturbed environment, and not subject to any form of deprivation or undue pressures in their own homes or in their communities.

 

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Health and Nutrition: ChildFund will launch a series of educational programs on Health and Nutrition, giving much required information on nutritious food and development of healthy living for children. The education program will provide ways and means eating healthy food, avoidance of building excess fat in the body, sports and regular exercise, avoidance of alcohol and drugs and development of a strong and healthy personality.

 

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Boot Camps: In order to enliven lives of children and give them opportunities for experiencing positive energy, ChildFund conducts boot camps in sports and music. Sports activities will consist of training and competitions among schools while music camps are intended to provide avenues for children to create their own music. The music camps will also have therapeutic values and for channeling their energies in the more creative areas.

 

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Direct Assistance: Within the Direct Assistance program ChildFund delivers food packages to children from deprived rural families. Healthy food is an important part of a child's development and along with assistance, the program is also aimed at educating families on health and nutrition.

 

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Online Education: ChildFund has launched an online education platform to reach out to students throughout Georgia who are interested in any of the training and education programs. The online program is offered in small groups of 15 to 20 students. With direct training, supervision and feedback between students and trainers. Students who successfully complete an online training, will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.