The cooperation between the Łomża-based “Educator” Social and Educational Association for Supporting Victims and Disabled Persons and its Georgian partner, Civitas Georgica, has for years enabled supporting the establishment and operation of alternative pre-schools for rural children in Georgia.
What makes a pre-school alternative? Why does Georgia need alternative pre-schools? How does the Polish alternative pre-school establishment model work in Georgia? Answers to all these questions can be found in the video. The film also sheds light on the beginnings of the partners’ cooperation and takes stock of their achievements, including those enabled by RITA financing.
Edineț is a multinational northern Moldovan city with a population of approx. 20,000 residents. This city’s young people were the target of the 2014 youth support project conducted by the Lublin-based Managerial Initiative Foundation and the Moldovan “Demos” Association. RITA travel grants were one of the factors which enabled establishing cooperation between the partners. The joint project proved beneficial for all parties involved: a youth social competence development centre was launched, project operators acquired knowledge of numerous new methods of working with youth, and the Moldovan organisation expanded its contact network to include local schools, administrative units and business entities.
The Civic Engagement Workshop is a Polish-Ukrainian-Belarusian programme aimed at promoting informal youth education with a view to inspiring young people to challenge their surroundings. Young Polish, Ukrainian and Belarusian participants of the programme which is operated by the Genius Loci (Protective Spirit) Association and financed/co-funded by RITA are encouraged to take various social and cultural activities. The film presents a selection of such initiatives.
Soon we will upload a map of projects which were implemented in the region between 2010 and 2015 thanks to co-financing granted under the RITA –”Region in Transition” Program.