Inspiring TC in Georgia titled Mode on: Active Citizenship

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson

There were five of us from Armenia representing our NGO Youth Breath in our neighboring country Georgia.
Five beautiful and cheerful Armenian girls were on the road to find new information, gain interesting skills, get new international friends and the last but not least see Georgia.

We were welcomed in a romantic atmosphere as because of the storm the lights were off in our hotel in Kobuleti. It was funny and enjoyable to meet new people in the light of candles.

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From the next day we started our training course which consisted of different group activities, practical tasks suggesting innovative solutions to becoming active citizens in our own countries. There were participants from Spain, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Georgia alongside with us. We really enjoyed the way training was organized because we had the chance to get to know each of them and make friends.

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The organizers and trainers were very friendly and nice which made the training exciting as there were both formal and informal parts. Every evening we had some activities to do e.g. presenting our nations during cultural evenings. We also had a free day in another town Batumi to explore Georgian coastline and nice architectural buildings.

It was very hard to say good-bye to each other during the farewell party as we already grew very close together.
Though after a tough week we were somehow tired but were still very active and stopped at Tbilisi to have a walk around and get some idea also about the capital. The trip back to Armenia was full of funny jokes, moments and videos J

Everyone at the end confirmed that we learned a lot about how to become more active in social sphere and we are going to use the knowledge and skills we gained to be active citizens and contribute to our NGOs.

It was one week of innovative ideas, joyful moments and parties, new friends and deep impressions.

Gohar Davtyan

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