An active audience gathered in school number 8 of Abkhazian Autonomous Republic (in Kutaisi) named after Zhiuli Shartava. There were the representatives of schools, kindergartens, universities, NGOs.
“Peacebuilding, models of war and peace culture”, this was the name of the training that was conducted for them by the trainers of experienced organization, the Union of Teachers “Education and Universe”. The theoretical and practical parts of the training aroused great interest among the audience. Particularly emotional was the exercise “Sculpture” - the presentation of models of peace and war with the help drama elements.
Discussion and feedback were connected with the emotions of sculpture - what is the feeling when you are part of the “war” and what is it like to be part of “peace”. Everyone decided to use this exercise in their work in various forms, and to show the people the negative consequences of the war and the positive results of peace. As noted at the end, the training will contribute to more active involvement of participants in peacekeeping work.
The meeting was held in frames of the activities of the Coalition "Woman and peace". The Coalition included 10 women NGOs from 4 regions of Western Georgia (Imereti, Samegrelo, Guria, Ajaria).