"Robotech” Summer Camp Opens in Kutaisi

The Robottechnic Summer Camp opened today at the General Giorgi Kvinitadze Cadets’ Military Lyceum in Kutaisi, where 1500 young Georgian between the ages of 13-18 will learn about technology.

The camp is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, together with various governmental organizations. The camp’s goal is to popularize science, technology, engineering, mathematics, robotics, and modern technological achievements among young people. Participants will conduct laboratory experiments, develop research and creative thinking skills, and learn about healthy lifestyle habits.

The summer camp was opened by the head of the Children and Youth National Center, Giga Gabelaia, Deputy Defense Minister Nukri Gelashvili, and other government officials.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Children and the Youth National Center of the Ministry are organizing six youth camps across the country this summer:

Future Camp in Shaori

Future Camp in Anaklia (3,000 campers)

Sports Camp in Bakuriani

Sports-Cognitive Camp in Manavi

Robotech Camp in Kutaisi

European School 2018 Summer Camp in Georgia (funded by the European Union)

In total, approximately 10,000 students will attend government-funded youth camps this summer.

The camps in Bakuriani and Manavi are open to students 11-18 years old from smaller schools. High achieving students 14-18 years old from all Georgian public schools, can apply to Future Camp in Anaklia. Shaori’s Future Camp is open to university students. Approximately 100 international students from the Middle East and the European Union will also visit the summer camps.

The project is in its sixth year and aims to create an educational and cultural environment for children while promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping campers discover their unique strengths and talents. Additionally, with the integration of international students, young people will get acquainted with various cultures, encouraging networking and creating and open-minded environment. Besides the above-mentioned benefits, the camps employ 300 young people as counselors throughout the summer.

By Samantha Guthrie

Photo: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia

18 July 2018 15:04