Georgia’s Defense Ministry Launches Education Project at Schools

Georgia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has launched a new educational project at public schools named Our Army, which will raise student awareness of Georgia’s military system.

The project started on April 10 and within its frames, military servicemen of Georgian Armed Forces will deliver lectures on the defense sphere in public schools throughout Georgia.

The MoD reports that the representatives of the armed forces will meet 11th and 12th grade students throughout the country and will inform them about the history, goals, Defense Ministry reforms, and NATO-Georgia relations. The lectures will also cover such fields as obligatory military service and contracted service, the reserve and mobilization concept, international missions and exercises, and many other topics related to Georgia and its military self-defense.

The MoD is implementing the project in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.

The presentation of the project was held in Public School 175 of Tbilisi, opened by Georgia’s Defense Minister, Levan Izoria.

“This is an unprecedented project aimed at providing information to Georgian students about the military system of our country. The project is also targeted to increase a patriotic spirit in our youth which will be achieved through the real communication of teenagers with servicemen,” Izoria stated at the presentation.

Deputy Education Minister Lia Gigauri noted that, at the initial stage, the project involves 150 public schools, adding in the future it will be expanded.

“From 2019, all public schools of Georgia will be included in the project. The students are very interested in such activities,” she said.

Gigauri explained that the duty of every citizen is to protect the security of their country, adding that the project will enrich the knowledge of students in this direction.

By Thea Morrison

12 April 2018 20:26