Interview with Keti Piranishvili, Georgian Scouts National board member
How has the project made an impact on Georgian Scouting?
I am the leader of this Messengers of Peace project, Scouts Promoting Non-Violence among the Youth, on behalf of my Scout association. This project is a great way for us to change habits and views among youth, to give them the reason to think about living peaceful lives.
What did the project bring to you on a personal level and as a Scout Leader?
I am from Georgia, so I think that I know what peace means for my country and for my people. As a person and as a Scout Leader, I think that this project gave me possibility to meet a lot of young people, doing activities connected with peace. I was thinking that I know the meaning of the peace, but when I start working on our project, I started thinking and working on it in detail I had answers to some more important questions - how to do it, what kind of Scout activities will be good for it?
I am happy that I was the leader of this MoP project. In the Peaceful 2012 camp, I saw the children involved in our project from the beginning, and I saw the challenge they were faced with to work on peacebuilding, I saw the results of our work, at the end they were taking care of each other. The participants in this camp tried their best to do activities connected to peace and contributed to the success of this project. I have learnt a lot from leading this project, and at a personal level too, I have made the changes that we have asked all the other young people to do.
In your words, what can you tell us about the Messengers of Peace initiative?
Many thanks for this great Idea and I am more than happy.