The Learning Hubs: Improved Skills for Stronger Societies is a three-year programme that will develop young people’s skills so that they can build confidence and have better access to educational and career pathways in the future.

Activities for young learners:

  • Good English Teaching with an emphasis on communication skills, personal growth and innovative, interactive approaches.
  • Core Skills and Debating, Negotiation, and Dialogue (DND) developing learners’ critical thinking, problem-solving and debating skills through thematic discussions aimed at increasing the understanding of tolerance, mutuality and dialogue.

Activities for teachers:

  • Teaching methodology, inclusive practices, and DND training courses,utilising the UK’s experience and resources to help teachers develop their skills and upgrade their competencies. These will also be available for English teachers in the wider community.
  • Core Skills methodology training courses, helping the English teachers to strengthen critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills among their students.
  • Teacher Activity Groups (TAGs), providing a teacher-led platform for teachers to come together to discuss new ideas, teaching practices and local needs.

Activities for communities

  • Community events, aimed at bringing together learners, teachers, parents and leaders in host communities, getting them involved in the learning and development activities.
  • Debating competitions, promoting and celebrating critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication among young learners and within their communities.
  • Teachers networking events for TAG participants, promoting thesharing of learning approaches and experiences and celebrating teachers’ achievements.

Overall, 13 Learning Hubs will be operating in the remote/isolated communities in Georgia. Twenty-six teachers of these learning hubs will receive regular training sessions and mentoring on delivering high English language and dialogue and debating sessions through Learning Hubs. Overall, more than 100 English teachers will benefit from the core skills trainings. Throughout 3 years, around 450 English teachers will be engaged through TAGs and different events organised for teachers. Over 3 years, 60 English teachers attending TAGs will have the opportunity to receive Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Cambridge Certificate.

On average 2,800 children will annually engage through the Learning Hubs activities (English and debating sessions). Over 3 years, around 12,480 children will indirectly benefit through the improved English and core skills incorporated through the formal teaching by the trained teachers.