Students create better future for their communities

EDKK Micro-grant community projects implementation has successfully finished. Students from Dmanisi, Tsintkaro, Koda, Sagarejo and Shaumiani schools solved community problems with the help of their activities.

Through these micro projects:

  • School library got new books in Koda;
  • YFC members created space for their meetings and activities in Sagarejo and Tsintskaro;
  • Students from Dmanisi schools got involved in sportive activities. Besides, glee club was created, which performed in catering canteen for the elderlies for free;
  • Shaumiani school students created green space in their school yard. They also cleaned the environment and set a big litter bin in front of the school, at the river with the help of local government.

“We are So happy that our work and desire has such a good results. At the beginning, we were doubting, that our ideas would come true, but with the help of EDKK staff, we did everything we planed– Said Ana, YFC member.

Meanwhile students learned project writing, planning and implementation of community activities, working in social networks, they became more self-confident, motivated and gained leadership skills.

One of the main objectives of the project Economic Development through Agricultural Assistance for IDP Farmers in Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions (EDKK) is to encourage young people to get involved in agro-entrepreneurship and community development. To fulfil this aim, Young Farmers Centers (YFCs) were created to teach young people leadership skills, new farming techniques and community engagement in order to cultivate future farmers and active citizens.  YFCs bring together local and IDP students. EDKK project is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by World Vision Germany.