Energy Training Centre and UNICEF launch a new project to raise awareness among youths on potable water quality and resources
Tbilisi, Georgia, 26 August 2022. A new project – “Raising the awareness among school students and youths on potable water quality and resources,” was launched with the support of UNICEF at Elizbar Eristavi Energy Training Centre under the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC).
The goal of the project is to increase the awareness of school students and youths on potable water quality and resources, to stimulate interest in students and youths in target municipalities on energy efficiency and energy saving, to nurture the idea of taking care of and protecting water resources, and finally, to support the development of sustainable mechanisms for increasing the number of the involved youths. The initiative will result in educating more than 300 youths on potable water quality and resources.
The project will be implemented in Batumi, Kutaisi, and the municipalities of Aspindza, Dedoplistskaro, Tetri Tskaro, Kazbegi, Khashuri and Gardabani. Within the project, the school students will receive training on potable water quality and its features, the efficient use of water resources, and energy safety. In addition, public lectures will be conducted on enhancing women’s role in the energy sector and on the concept of an energy specialist as a future profession.
The project started on 1 August 2022 and will last until the end of November.
About the Training Centre: The goal of Elizbar Eristavi Energy Training Centre under the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) is to increase public awareness of the aspects of electric energy, natural gas, and water supply sectors, to implement professional development and advanced training courses/programmes, to identify priority areas within the activities, to share the experience and knowledge among stakeholders, to conduct research and to develop scientific and educational projects.
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