Davit Lomidze ’10, Salome Nozadze, an alumna of the Georgia High School Exchange Program ’11, and Anna Zedginidze ’10 conducted a two-day environmental leadership training for 16 students in Khashuri, Georgia. The training ‘Save the Environment for the Future’ took place at the American Corner in Khashuri on April 16-17. The venue and stationery were provided by the American Corner for free, as well as environmental posters which were donated by an international school project SPARE Georgia.
On the first day students conducted water conservation experiments and came up with ideas of creative recycling projects involving plastic bottles and straws. In order to help young people develop their leadership and communication skills the emphasis was put on group work. During the second day students worked on their recycling projects and visited a local gym where they were introduced to the principles of healthy living.
At the end of the training the participants received certificates and were encouraged to share the new knowledge with their school friends. ‘After the project many students planned to start eco-clubs in their schools through which they would make a difference in their towns,’ says Salome.