Peace activities at Tbilisi Green School
To help support this project, the Tbilisi Green School organised an art competition, an exhibition and a series of presentations on the topic of Mediation and Conflict Resolution. For a whole week, different materials about violence and conflicts were displayed in the school library.
Scouts explained to the visitors how violence influences the personal development of youth, what the psychological characteristics of violent people are and how conflicts can be peacefully resolved.
Ani Burdiladze, member of the youth group of the project and a Scout who participated in the activities at Tbilisi Green School commented that “One great activity we implemented was the “Green box” activity – guests were writing different opinions and casting them into a green box specially dedicated for the messages about conflict and peace, and after one week we opened the box and organised a discussion on the topic”.
With a simple action and the support of the school, young people had the opportunity to take part in the activities, as leaders and participants, engaging with others on this important issue. Gigi Devdariani, another Scout and member of the youth group reported that everyone was invited to join, “we informed the school administration, teachers, students and parents about our activities, and as a result, a lot of guests visited our event and took part in our discussions”.