The First Child Rights Center in Adjara is established at the Batumi State University
UNICEF, with support from Norwegian Government initiated the establishment of the Center to promote child rights among different professionals
Batumi, Georgia. 25 March 2021. The Child Rights Center is being established at the Batumi State University and it will serve as a resource hub and spread knowledge about child rights among different professionals, educators, academia, civil society organizations, parents and children in Adjara.
To mark the occasion, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed today by Rector of Batumi State University Dr. Merab Khalvashi and UNICEF Representative in Georgia Dr. Ghassan Khalil. The signing ceremony was attended by honorary guests - the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Ms. Ekaterine Dgebuadze, Ambassador of Norway H.E. Helene Sand Andresen and the Ambassador of Estonia H.E. Riina Kaljurand.
The Center will support future education specialists, parents and communities to better understand child rights. The centre will organize various activities like trainings, open lectures and discussions and develop the specific education materials on child rights.
"UNICEF will work closely with the universities and other partners to promote a child rights culture in the country." - Ghassan Khalil
“We are very happy to see that after Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, another Child Rights Center is now established at the Batumi State University in Adjara”, said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Representative in Georgia. “The Center will further enhance the role of universities in protection of child rights. UNICEF will work closely with the universities and other partners to promote a child rights culture in the country.”
At the signing ceremony, the partners also announced that the Batumi State University will host the Second Annual International Conference dedicated to the incorporation of child rights into university education programmes and curricula. The first such two-day Conference took place at the Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi in October 2020 and brought together professors and students, Government officials, international child rights experts, diplomats, international and civil society organizations in Georgia to discuss child rights.
The conference in Batumi will be organized in October 2021 by UNICEF, in partnership with the Batumi State University, and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/georgia/