Funded by our long-standing partner “Bread for the World” and to be piloted first in the Region of South Caucasus from July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2023 – the project aim is to offer educational scholarship opportunities to socially deprived students and to provide their access to extra-curricular activities hosted by YMCA Resource Centers (camps) established thanks to YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation project, and thus promoting the YMCAs sustainability and relevance in the region.
This means the entry into the new key engagement area for YMCA Europe, as the development of soft life skills among youth becomes critically important within modern, very competitive society and our organization has always strived to be adequate and responsive to the emerging needs of major beneficiaries – the young people.
We are excited about this new challenge and are confident that it will become yet another signature program of YMCA Europe! Learn more about Generation Next!
YMCA Georgia completed another successful event within YMCA Europe Generation Next Project: “Sport for all summer school”
Continuing the cooperation established last year with the Sports University of Georgia, 23 students representing various faculties of the educational institution came together at YMCA Georgia Resource Centre “Camp Orange” on August 5 – 11, 2022 in pursuit to enhance their academic knowledge alongside various non-formal education tools and methods.
Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders – Scholarship Project
For the second year running, YMCA Georgia “Camp Orange” has been the venue where the recipients of Generation Next scholarships got their just reward for all the work and commitment they have given to the organization and the community in general – and in particular through year-round engagement in “Blooming Branches – Multinational Georgia” project that YMCA Georgia implemented in cooperation with YMCA of the USA and YMCA Europe “Roots for Peace” project.
Truly a symbol of partnership and support by itself, the goal of the project was very relevant in the regional context too – bringing together 35 young people of ethnic Georgian, Azerbaijani and Armenian origin (major ethnic groups residing in the country) and promoting the values of tolerance, understanding and coexistence.
On 23 July 2022, the mid-term evaluation meeting with the group of the 8 YMCA Scholarship holders from the American University of Armenia took place in Yerevan.
The meeting had a key objective of assessing the progress made in the internship component of the Scholarship program. To achieve this goal, the organizers aimed to gain insight into the level of involvement of each participant. This was done by analyzing their monthly timesheets to evaluate the amount and quality of work completed, as well as by gathering feedback from both the Program coordinators and the participants themselves.