The Ministry of Education and Science announced that for the first time in the education system of Georgia, social workers will help students overcome various social barriers by providing a healthy, positive educational environment in schools and supporting parental involvement in school life.
28 qualified workers will be distributed in the psycho-social service centers of Georgia, in offices based in Tbilisi, Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Adjara-Guria, Imereti, and Racha-Lechkhumi. Another 22 applicants will be selected and eventually the centers of all regions of Georgia will have a social worker who will provide relevant social services to students and their parents.
Ekaterine Dgebuadze, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science, notes that the integration of social workers into the education system will reduce and eliminate the factors hindering the effective involvement of children in the educational process.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze