Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Access GE Summer Camps Conclude the Program in Four Regions of Georgia

In the last week of June and the first week of July 2014, English Access Microschoalrship Program hosted yet another rotation of English Language Summer Day Camps for Access Program students in all the 10 regions of program implementation throughout Georgia. 258 students participated in the Summer Camps. While the Summer Camp activities in various locations were centered round similar Civic Education concepts, they also varied depending on the interests, needs and language competences of the Access Program students in different regions. 

Civic Education Topics that were covered throughout the camp included, but were not limited to Critical and Media Literacy, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Education and Career Development, Volunteerism and Civic Engagement. In all the locations, the activities of the day were built around a common civics theme. Summer camp schedule included intensive English Language classes, recreation activities, field visits and excursions. As a result of the English Language Summer Camp activities, the project beneficiaries not only improved their language skills through education and recreation activities, but they also learned how to be a team member and how to function efficiently in a group of people with different backgrounds, understood the importance of being an active and responsible citizen, raised self-confidence through self-realization and improved their sense of empathy and shared tolerance as a fundamental attitude towards differences and variety.