Marina Kakhidze - Participant of the Traveling University
"The Traveling University is the most special project I have ever participated in. And the advice we received during the meetings was especially valuable in terms of advancing our careers and achieving success. It was my first chance to be in the role of a student and see the relationship between a student and a lecturer. I realized how interesting the lecture format can be and how important it is to have interaction during the meeting.” - Marina Kakhadze, 16 years old, participant of the Traveling University.
Marina is a student at Chibati Public School (Guria, Lanchkhuti), and she tells us about the experience gained within the EU-funded Traveling University:
"I am very happy, and I consider my involvement and collaboration with the Traveling University to be one of my greatest achievements because it is more than just a one-time lecture; it is a long-term relationship and collaboration with professors and lecturers from different universities." – says Marina.
Within the Traveling University, meetings are held on various topics, including healthcare, history, politics, international relations, civic education, gender equality, rural development, community self-organization, public health, career development, and environmental protection.
Marina says that the healthcare lecture assisted her in opposing the debate competition and making important recommendations to her peers on coronavirus prevention:
"One of the Traveling University lecturers talked about the coronavirus, the ways of its spread and prevention. A week later, based on the information received at the meeting, I made a presentation and shared it with my peers, which I think was interesting and important for me as well as for them."
The Traveling University is a part of the “Local Investments in Networks for Knowledge and Skill-share” (LINKS) project implemented by the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNAG) and Open Society Foundation Georgia (OSGF). The project is funded through the EU’s larger “Skills4Jobs” program, which aims to support vocational education and labor market development.