Mr. Paata Zakareishvili Observed the Outcomes of State Language Teaching Programs

15 მაისი 2014

Mr. Paata Zakareishvili participated into the meeting, in which the teachers and program coordinators summarized the outcomes of the state language programs - "Teach Georgian as a Second Language" and "Georgian for Future Success".

"We have met people, who are driving Georgia towards Europe. These teachers support the integration of ethnic minority youth and their formation as all-inclusive citizens of Georgia. Therefore, it is a great honor for me to participate into this meeting and support these teachers, to listen to their problems and success stories," - Mr. Paata Zakareishvili declared.

Ms. Shorena Khukhua, participant of the program "Teach Georgian as a Second Language" - a teacher of Azerbaijani Public School in village Sadakhlo, emphasized the importance of these programs for the integration process of ethnic minority representatives.

"Our program runs into Azerbaijani and Armenian Public Schools. Aside from providing academic study into state language, we are working into several directions - we launch camps, school partnership programs, elaborate fiction translation and work with the whole community. Besides studying the state language, it is immensely important for these children to realize that Georgia is their homeland and they have to be involved into Georgian statehood. As for the existed challenges, we hope that the state agencies will do their best to solve these problems," - Ms. Shorena Khukhua declared.

The teachers involved into the programs "Teach Georgian as a Second Language" and "Georgian for Future Success" and various representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science, Public Defender’s Office and NGOs took part into the meeting.