The workshops on conflict escalation stages for groups were held in Schools No. 11 - Kutaisi, villages Lesa (Lanchkhuti municipality) and Ganmukhuri (Zugdidi municipality). The students played small scenes and thus became more aware of the problem. During the feedback, they noted the importance of this training and expressed their emotions.
Young Leaders’ School is working with young people to strengthen them and to form leadership skills. The work is carried out in 9 municipalities of Western Georgia - Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Khoni, Terjla, Senaki, Poti, Khurcha / Koki (Zugdidi municipality), Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti. These are information meetings about gender and domestic violence, workshops on conflictology for young people, meetings with boys, formation of a group of young trainers, trainings and various meetings with participation of young people.
Informational meetings of Youth Clubs on the topic “The problem of tolerance among the youth” were held in schools of Poti, the villages Nosiri (Senaki Municipality) and Kutaisi.
Clubs differ from each other, but teenagers are united by a desire to solve a problem. They believe that today there is a lack of tolerance in society and explain the reasons in their own way. According to them, it is necessary to respect the identity of each person, to be tolerant. For this, non-formal education is not enough, and the involvement of schools and teachers is necessary.
On November 1, 4 and 7, the workshops with the groups were held on the issue of studying conflict management. The topic of the workshop was: “Conflict escalation stages”. The meetings were held in Poti author’s gymnasium, Senaki school No. 3 and in school of the village Zeda Simoneti (Terjola municipality). Through discussion of specific works and role-playing games, the pupils, came to the conclusion that sometimes even a minor reason can cause a big conflict.
Participants According to participants, the workshops are very important.
“The word escalation was new to me. I understood the meaning of this word and also really liked the activities.”
“I already know at what stage to stop.”
“I will definitely use the advice I got here in the future.”
Three more workshops were held in October - in the schools of the villages Zeda Simoneti (Terjola municipality), Lia (Tsalenjikha municipality), Melauri (Samtredia municipality). The topic of the workshops were: conflict and its reasons.
Together with the conflict expert of the Fund “Sukhumi”, the students completed specific tasks and role-playing games. They are actively involved in the discussion, they learn to work in team. Workshops are interested for them, as they learn about innovations and receive practical advices.