Ambassador Hartzell and State Minister Tsikhelashvili visit teachers in Pankisi

Published in Education
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:04

On Friday 22 February, EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell travelled to the North of the Kakheti region of Georgia. Together with Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, he met with a group of schoolteachers and principals who had visited Brussels on a recent study trip.

The Ambassador and the State Minister visited a state school in Birkiani and engaged in a lively conversation with both teachers and local schoolchildren. Later in the day, the 20 teachers who travelled to Brussels recently shared not only their impressions of Europe, but also some delicious traditional food from the local area of Pankisi.

“Earlier this month, teachers from Pankisi travelled to the European Union. Today the European Union visited Pankisi,” Ambassador Hartzell said. “I am truly grateful for the warm hospitality that I encountered here, and I am convinced that the teachers will spread their newly gained knowledge about the EU among their students and communities.”

During the visit to Pankisi, Ambassador Hartzell and State Minister Tsikhelashvili sat down together with representatives of local authorities, the Council of Elders and the Women's Council to discuss current issues in the Pankisi community.

Georgia: Teachers from Pankisi visit Brussels

Published in Education
Friday, 08 February 2019 16:41

This week, a group of 20 teachers from Georgia visited the Belgian capital of Brussels. All the teachers came from public schools in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge region.

They attended meetings in Brussels to learn about the local education system. The teachers also gained a better understanding of the European approach to education.

This was the first ever visit of Georgian public school teachers and principals from the Pankisi Gorge to Brussels.

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