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The day in the life of the project

Svaneti, Georgia: Young people from around the region are gathering to learn more about digital technologies, social media, and how to engage in online activism. The Avast Foundation supports this community project which is implemented by CARE Czech Republic and CARE Caucuses.

Mamuka Gelovani – Youth mobilizer

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What does your typical day on the project look like?

Every working day is special, since this is a project where I have the opportunity to contribute to the education and development of young people. The goal of the project is to give the participants the knowledge and competencies that we will pass on through training seminars. My role is to communicate with these young people and provide crucial information.

How does your day start?

My day starts quite early. It is necessary to contact the driver and the participants early in the morning to make sure that all the participants are ready when the training starts. The participants of the project are from villages all around the Svaneti region, which means that some of them need to travel up to 75 kilometres each morning.

What is the most enjoyable part of your day?

It can be said that the whole day is very interesting and pleasant. 

Why do you think it is important to implement projects like this one?

The implementation of such projects is necessary. It contributes to the development of young people, deepening their knowledge and forming their own personality. This is quite a challenge for the mountainous regions of Georgia.

Any other interesting or exciting info or experience that comes to your mind?

For me, the project is primarily a source of development, because within the framework of this project I gained knowledge on certain issues, and I also gained work experience that will help me in future. I also developed new relationships, which are a direct way of integration and unified development of young people.

Tatia Khvibliani – Youth mobilizer

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What does your typical day on the project look like?

I start the day with coffee or tea with my colleagues. We briefly discuss the day’s plan with the teachers and prepare everything that is needed for the training. During the training I try to involve all the children as much as possible and help them when they need it. 

How does your day start?

I make a daily plan with exercises. I always try to start the day positively, looking forward to what is coming.

What is the most enjoyable part of your day?

Probably the morning, when I plan the day in order to make it as productive as possible.

Why do you think it is important to implement projects like this one?

Such projects give young people the opportunity to develop, to find themselves, to achieve success, to share their knowledge and abilities with others. Unfortunately, many young people had to leave the Svaneti region just because they did not have the opportunity to develop and learn. We want to change that.

Any other interesting or exciting info or experience that comes to your mind?

This project showed me how important young people are and how sometimes many talents are lost just because people do not have the opportunity to find their true passion. 

Mariam Ansiani – Youth Mobilizer

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What does your typical day on the project look like?

Each day on the project is very exciting and interesting. I believe that technologies are what can help us all to develop and I am glad that we are providing access to them for all the young and motivated people on our project.

How does your day start?

My day starts with communicating with the participants, motivating them. I try as much as possible to get feedback from them and take it into account when we plan future lessons. 

What is the most enjoyable part of your day?

The most pleasant time for me is when the project participants share their emotions and feedback with us.

Why do you think it is important to implement projects like this one?

The implementation of such projects is crucial in the mountainous region such as Svaneti. It helps young people living in peripheral villages to keep up with modern trends and it makes them more competitive.

Any other interesting or exciting info or experience that comes to your mind?

In addition to being informative, the project is very important because it covers all seventeen communities of the municipality. I believe that the value of the project is also increased by the fact that young people are given the opportunity to get to know each other and think together about the ways of solving problems in their communities.

Elene Gvarliani –Youth Mobilizer

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What does your typical day on the project look like?

Usually, my project day is busy and interesting. Each meeting is full of new challenges.

How does your day start?

For me, the project day starts with talking with the participants, providing them with all the information they need for the training.

What is the most enjoyable part of your day?

The most pleasant part of the day is the end of the working day, when the project participants share their emotions with us. 

Why do you think it is important to implement projects like this one?

Implementation of projects like this one is important, because we need to raise awareness among young people about digital technologies and civic engagement. Digital technologies are developing every day and it is necessary to keep up with the progress. Getting an education in this direction is crucial for today's youth.

Jan Paul – Project Manager

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What does your typical day on the project look like?

My role as the project manager means I am mostly responsible for the project, communication, planning, and reporting running smoothly. During the morning, I prepare a coffee and check my emails to see what is urgent. Then, I check my timeline of the projects I am responsible for to see what the current agenda in the project is. Based on that, I would usually contact my colleague Davit, the project coordinator in Tbilisi. We are in touch throughout the week to keep the information flow and for better planning of the activities. In the afternoon, I tend to focus on the future and lessons learned. Designing the best projects possible is one of my highest priorities. Thankfully, in CARE International, we have a vast database of feedback from various projects from the whole world implemented by some of the brightest minds in the field.

How does your day start?

It starts in the hostel where I usually sleep when I am in Prague. Normally, I wake up between 5-6 am. After the morning shower, I try my best to quietly sneak out of the common bedroom, so I do not wake my fellow roommates up. Then I go for breakfast in the common dining hall with people from all around the world. There is one big table we are all sitting around. The coffee is a must. Some of the people around me are sleepy, and some are excited and planning their Prague adventures. After that, I have a 20-minute walk to work through the usually quiet streets of Prague.

Why do you think it is important to implement projects like this one?

These projects are important for many reasons. But for me, in the first place, it would be that these projects give young people a chance to be part of the change for the better. It does not matter that much if it is in the online space or within their community, but it is a chance to see that a different and better world is possible. And I am so happy to be part of the support for these small islands of positive deviance. Because we are not building walls. We are building bridges. Young people are the driving force for hopefully a better future. And not just for Georgia, the country I fell in love with many years ago, but for a wider world.

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