Diversity School

Diversity School

Diversity School is an educational program for active citizenship. It was first piloted in 2012.

Diversity School strives for a pluralistic society and strengthening democratic values in Georgia. It’s a program for young people who are interested in civic activism, want to develop their skills and execute their own initiatives and projects ideas.

Diversity School promotes a pluralism of identities enabling members of different social groups in Georgia to better understand each other. We empower young people to use the potential offered by diversity to shape Georgia’s future as a country with space for a variety of ethnic groups, each possessing a broad range of aspirations and beliefs. Through our activities we support the efforts of Georgian civil society in taking steps to foster the respectful interaction between all kinds of minorities and the majority of society. The program language is Georgian.

Diversity School is executed by the Georgian non-governmental organization Iris Group – Managing Diversity in a partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung and MitOst e.V. in the frame of Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg program. Diversity School is financed by the program zivik – Civil Conflict Resolution of German Federal Foreign Ministry.

Diversity School is a product of Joint Civic Education program.

Find out more information and how to get involved into the program here.

Asspirations

Diversity School promotes a pluralism of identities enabling members of different social groups in Georgia to better understand each other. We empower young people to use the potential offered by diversity to shape Georgia's future as a country with space for a variety of ethnic groups, each possessing a broad range of aspirations and beliefs. Through our activities we support the efforts of Georgian civil society in taking steps to foster the respectful interaction between all kinds of minorities and the majority of society.

Activities

In order to do so, Diversity School offers young people to take part in educational activities. From May until November the Diversity School participants attend the intensive training courses and seminars about diversity topic and learn about project management. The program activities are carried out in different regions of Georgia. In between of three different seminars, participants have opportunity to realize their potential and contribute in the development of different regions of Georgia by their own initiatives and projects which they'll implement in the frame of the program.

Connection

After finishing the program participants become alumni and new opportunities to develop are being open to them. They got engaged into alumni activities. Also, committed alumni fellows can get further involved in the training process by serving as mentors. In such a position they share their experiences with the current fellows and support them by providing consultancy throughout their learning process. Also, Diversity School offers outstanding alumni fellows the opportunity to become qualified as facilitators by Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg.

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