Mamuka Saparidze participated in a virtual 2021 IVLP focused on “Youth and Civil Engagement”. He is from Georgia and his current work includes coordinating two educational projects funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. These two programs are Soniashnyk and English for Adults Course. He is also the founder of a new educational project, 'Internet Awesome Kid', which provides online and on-site training opportunities on Media and News Literacy and Cybersecurity.
*More context for each project has been provided below.
We are so grateful to Mamuka for sharing his reflections as an IVLP participant in our virtual programming here in New Hampshire! We are glad to hear that he enjoyed his professional meetings to meet with New Hampshire organizations that focused on on youth political action and promoting volunteerism. We continue to be humbled by the opportunity to connect such diverse international up-and-coming leaders to a global professional network. We look forward to following Mamuka’s journey as he continues to make impactful changes in his home country.
Thank you so much, Mamuka!
Please read more about Mamuka’s work below:
1. Soniashnyk - U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Section funded project that united displaced Ukrainian youth currently living in three Georgian cities around non-formal educational clubs. We provide free English, STEM, Media Literacy and Girls' Empowerment club meetings which contribute to empowering Ukrainian youth and contribute to their smooth integration in local Georgian communities.
2. English for Adults Course - Innovative language course funded by the U.S. Embassy that engages adult learners from five Georgian cities. The program offers the opportunity to learn English through virtual reality and 3D oculus glasses. Innovative approach to language learning is fun and productive at the same time.
3. 'Internet Awesome Kid' Project - Saparidze collaborates with public school teachers, school students, and undergraduate students. This new study module increases media consumer’s critical thinking skills which helps them to become savvy news consumers.