On 2nd February 2022 members of the ALIVE Associate in Georgia conducted Living Values Education book reading day activities. Tbilisi school #182 teacher Nani Gogatishvili and her class invited author Tea Lobjanidze to read her story about "The Life of Spiders" and discuss the values of respect and responsibility. The students invited Tea to deliver more lessons.
A Youtube channel was also created where Tea Lobjanidze reads Living Values Education stories to the viewers. There is already one book reading published which includes 6 chapters. Click here to view the readings.
Implementing organizations in Georgia:
SIQA - Georgian Association of Educational Initiatives, and
EMT - Education and Management Team.
Teacher Tbilisi Maka Kheladze, who participated in Living Values Education trainings in Georgia, was nominated as "Best Teacher in Georgia 2021". She became a member of the Top 10 teachers.
Updated version of Living Values Education books were received in Georgia.
Pavle Tvaliashvili attended the European meeting of LVE representatives in Switzerland.
2017 - 2018
Club for Georgian Teachers was established in organization Education and Management Team. A total of fifteen (15) teachers received tools and materials for Living Values Education.
A very proud moment for ALIVE when Pavle Tvaliashvili was awarded for big contribution in Georgian Adult Education.
Tea's Values Stories for Young Children
Tea Lobjanidze, the Focal Point for LVE in Georgia, has been writing values stories for young children in Georgian. Her tales are popular among Georgian teachers and a good instrument for discussing and sharing ideas and emotions. Below you will find links to the story "Who can I play with?" in both Georgian and English. These will be up on the LVE site's new Story Page soon. Feel free to write Tea with your comments!
Teachers and Children Are Happy Doing LVE - Love, Care and Respect Grow
Eighteen teachers from different schools and kindergartens of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, united under the idea of how to help children be more open, express love and warmth, show respect each other and stay peaceful inside. We formed a club called "Teachers for values education" and have met from April every Thursday evening to do workshops at the Education and Management Team office. Participants have the opportunity to take part in LVE activities, games and songs, and discuss how they are implementing LVE in their own classes and involving children in LVE activities.
Teachers say that LVE Workshops help them be themselves in the classroom and help them and their children be happy. They are pleased to know how to work with kids on values and how to use text, stories, role playing, songs and discussions to focus on values.
One teacher said: "My students (5 to 6 years of age) were happy. We drew a big heart on the board as a symbol of love and they named the kind of hearts they know and shared why they have their hearts full with love. They made a "book of love" with pictures, drawings, words, stickers and organized a nice presentation. The children prepared postcards for their parents expressing their love and care and took them at home as a surprise for mommy and daddy." She shared pictures she took during the LVE activities. "You can easily see how happy and motivated the children are and how they express love, care and respect to each other."
Stories for kids were created by Tea Lobjanidze. Books for Living Values Education were published in Georgia. PDF version of these books were published in the Electronic Library of Georgia - see here.
Tea Lobjanidze studied in Ilia state university for PHD course for Living Values in Georgian literature. Tea created and delivered a course for students (future school teachers) about methodology of Living Values Education.
2008 - Project VAW in Gori
Values against violence for IDP people after Russian aggression in Shida Kartli and Samachablo regions of Georgia. Tea Lobjanidze created and delivered a course for teachers of Schools Gori municipality. They deliver Living Values Education activities in their classrooms. The teachers also created book with Living Values Education lesson materials.
Spring, 2005 - International training for Georgian Teachers
Chris Drake the founding President of the Association for Living Values Education International and Mr Andrew So Kwok-wing, SBS, OBE, JP (Honk Kong) delivered Training for Georgian Teachers in organization SIQA. Teachers from Rustavi and Tbilisi started to implement Living Values Education in their classrooms.
22 January, 2005
An LVEP Informational Seminar was held for Georgian teachers and school principals. This first LVEP workshop took place in Zugdidi. Twenty-five Zugdidi school directors and educators took part. Mr. Tvaliashvili acquainted them with the program overview, content, goals and principles. The seminar participants talked about the 12 values presented in LVEP and decided that six of the values could be connected with the developing "Open Schools" model in Georgia. The chosen values are: Responsibility, Freedom, Humility, Cooperation, Honesty and Unity. All 12 of the values will support the education system in Georgia. They agreed to pilot LVEPs classroom activities. The issue of values is of concern in this city as it is situated near the Abkhazeti conflict zone. There are many internally displaced students in the schools; educators from Zugdidi are especially interested in Living Values Education Programs materials for refugees. Workshop participants will implement LVEP in the classroom to explore the effects of the program and find out what works practically in Georgian schools. They will participate in trainings to serve as LVEP teachers in the future.
Living Values Education came to Georgia when Pavle Tvaliashvili attended the LVEP Train-the-Trainer seminar in Oxford, England. He and several other educators have enthusiastically embraced the program and begun translation of the materials. Living Values Education books were dispersed in Georgia.