UNICEF continues to support Child Rights Centers
Centers established with the support from Norwegian government will promote inclusive preschool and general education
Makhinjauri, Georgia, October 10, 2022. UNICEF, together with the Child Rights Center operating at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, handed over technical equipment to the Makhinjauri public school. The equipment will be used by the Makhinjauri public school to create a well-equipped educational and training center, in order to promote inclusive education.
With the support of the Norwegian government, UNICEF is implementing the project "Strengthening universities to support inclusive preschool and general education", in which eight state universities of Georgia are involved. One of the main goals of the program is to create well-equipped educational and training centers in the region, which will host various trainings, workshops, and meetings for teachers and students. Batumi State University selected Makhinjauri public school as such a center.
"The involvement of Child Rights Centers in strengthening inclusive education at the local level is of the utmost importance," said Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Representative in Georgia. "We are glad that the centers created with the support of the Norwegian government are actively involved in promoting children's rights and strengthening inclusive education," Khalil added.
On October 10, a training on children's rights was also held at the Child Rights Center of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, which was also attended by UNICEF Representative, Ghassan Khalil.
Child Rights Centers provide information on children's rights to professionals, educators, representatives of academia and civil society, parents and children. The centers help future education specialists and the interested public to better understand the rights of the child, manage various types of events - trainings, public lectures, and discussions, and develop special educational materials about children's rights.
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/