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TDI Organizes Awards Ceremony for Youth Contest Winners and Presentation of New Documentary Videos

04 March 2019 TDI Organizes Awards Ceremony for Youth Contest Winners and Presentation of New Documentary Videos

On March 1, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI), under the USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant “Promoting Diversity, Enhancing Dialogue and Empowering Minorities and Women”, held an award ceremony for the youth contest winners. Brian LeDuc, USAID/PROLoG Deputy Chief of Party and Eka Chitanava, TDI director, delivered opening speeches. Throughout the contest, participants prepared blogs, articles, photo stories and videos on challenges related to tolerance and cultural diversity in their community. Several winners were selected:

  • a photo story about the Roma community in Batumi;
  • a blog on foreigners residing in Georgia, describing some of the problems and obstacles they face;
  • a blog “The Colorful City” describing ethnic and religious diversity in Gori;
  • a photo story about Krishna community living in Georgia;
  • a blog prepared by foreign student of 10th grade, about the tradition of tolerance and her experience as a foreign student living and studying in Georgia and
  • a video about Muslim girls from Chela.

The students of Batumi Public School #7 also received an encouraging award for their video, “Sun Shines for Everybody.”

TDI also presented and moderated an active and inclusive discussion of three documentary videos -Ala, Liaman and Tarash: Ala, a member of the Yazidi community in Georgia, shares her thoughts about obstacles and challenges that ethnic minorities face in Georgian society and the long history and rich culture of her community; Liaman, a member of the Azerbaijani community in Georgia, speaks about her experience as a representative of an ethnic minority group, and discusses problems related to the integration of minorities into Georgian society, and Tharaka, (called Tarashi by Georgians) who has graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University, shares his impressions about Georgian culture, hospitality, also the problems encountered by foreigners due to state policies and the xenophobic attitudes of some Georgians. Both Ala and Liaman participated in the subsequent discussion, and there were many interesting questions and observations from the audience.

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