"Statistics for Children and Adolescents" – A new web portal is launched in Georgia
TBILISI, Georgia, 23 December 2020 – Children and young people in Georgia will be able to access statistical data in a child-friendly format through two new web portals: KIDSTAT and TEENSTAT. They will receive, understand, and be able to analyse statistical information on topics that interest them, and will be able to learn more about their rights.
The web portals were created by the National Statistics Office of Georgia with support from UNICEF. The project was financed by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
The portal is divided into two main modules. The first module, “Statistics for Children (KIDSTAT)”, provides children between 8 and 12 years of age with basic statistical information on various topics, and opportunities for children to test their knowledge. The second module, “Statistics for Teenagers (TEENSTAT)”, will support young users between 13 and 18 years of age in obtaining statistical information that interests them in a fun way. Various visualization tools, such as infographics, diagrams, and interactive charts, are being used to better understand the data.
"The portal will significantly help children and adults to deepen their knowledge of statistics, improve their skills to search for and analyse information, and become more aware of children's rights." - Gogita Todradze
“The new portal will allow children and adolescents to receive useful information about the socio-economic and demographic situation of the country through modern visual formats. The portal will significantly help children and adults to deepen their knowledge of statistics, improve their skills to search for and analyse information, and become more aware of children's rights," said Gogita Todradze, Executive Director of the National Statistics Office of Georgia.
The portal contains information about various statistical topics including population, education and culture, healthcare and environment, business and economy, tourism and agriculture, labour market, wages, and child rights.
"The main goal of the new portal is to promote the new Code on the Rights of the Child and to increase children’s awareness about their rights". - Ghassan Khalil
“The main goal of the new portal is to promote the new Code on the Rights of the Child and to increase children’s awareness about their rights,” said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Representative in Georgia. “UNICEF has been delighted to continue a very strong partnership with the National Statistics Office of Georgia, now on this initiative, and we are grateful to Sida for their tremendous support in making this happen. We hope that the portal will be of great interest to children and that they will often use the information for studying, doing homework or working on various thematic projects. The portal will also develop children’s ability to properly perceive information, and will improve their analytical and logical skills,” added Khalil.
Within the framework of the partnership, the National Statistics Office of Georgia with support from UNICEF, also prepared the publication "Children and Adolescents in Georgia," which includes data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by Geostat in partnership with UNICEF and the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health for the years 2018 to 2019, with support from various donor organizations.
The new portal is available on the Geostat website at the following link: http://juniors.geostat.ge/
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