Doors to Diplomacy Participants

school # 4 (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7135)
Georgia, GA, Rustavi
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

We estimate 4 student(s) from 12 to 15 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Team: Four students aged 12-15 Nini, Nino, Kate and Goga worked together on this Doors to Diplomacy project. We were enthusiastic and very motivated to complete the job successfully. While thinking on the project topic we came acroos the question in the "Helth and Environment" category list: 'How people with disability problems are treated in your country?' We made a decision to choose this topic together as we consider the disability problem very actual in the whole world. As it is the world problem and as we are the part of the world, we decided to describe how our Geogian People care about disabled people, what our attitude is toward them and how we can share our experience through diplomacy. There is the center of disabled people near our school and we see and meet them almost every day. Sometimes we visit the center and talk with them, so we know their problems and disires. Every memeber of our team participated in planning and designing the project, we shared our ideas and experiences. Our teachers Inga and Gvantsa helped us to set realistic goals and to complete the project in an organized way. While we were involved in searching the information they gave us istructions. It was a great experience for us.

Project Description: Our project is focused on mentally retarded people who live in our community. We think it perfectly supports the theme of international diplomacy. With our project we wanted to inform people around us about mentally challenged people and show and explain them that they are as important members of the society as everyone else. We took the responsibility to be the embassadors/diplomats of our community and show to the rest of the world how people care about mentally challenged people, what do we know about them, in what ways can we help them and what we actually do for them. These were the questions that led us to the decision to participate in the project and actually do something to make at least a small difference. It was our try to make ordinary members of our community put themselves in the mentally challenged people’s shoes, to make them understand that they are as importand and valuable members of the sociesty as everyone else and to do something to help them.

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