This year the Fund "Sukhumi" began to work with the boys for the first time. This is a cycle of meetings with the same group during six months.
Aim of this project component is to increase the level of knowledge of boys in the topic of violence against women. It is necessary for the adolescents to realize the main thing: men hereditary are not aggressive and they have a special role and responsibility.
The work was carried out in the schools of the municipalities of Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjola, Senaki, Poti, Zugdidi, Lanchkhuti and Ozurgeti.
In July, the last, sixth meeting was held with each group. There were final exercises and games, talking about the negative side of public stereotypes, the analogue of the game "What? Where? When?". There was also shown the animation. The boys even managed to play small role games.
During the feedback, participants frankly talked about the effectiveness of the six-month work. They noted that each meeting was interesting and informative for them. The obtained knowledge and experience will be useful to them at every stage of life.
And again: they regret that the project has come to the end. However, they know that now the new groups will pass such an interesting six-month cycle of work.
The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot
für die Welt – Evangelischer Entwicklunsdienst (Germany)