The University of Georgia, as the main partner, has been involved in the implementation of the USAID Basic Education Program since January 2020 and has been working in three regions for the second year - in Tbilisi, Racha-Lechkhumi and Shida Kartli schools. Under the program, university trainers provide training to 405 public school principals and 1,208 teachers. Team of trainers is composed of trainers from the USAID Primary Education Project (G-PriEd), as well as representatives of the academic staff of the University of Georgia.
This year, for the first time, a USAID Regional Teacher Recognition Award was held to identify the best primary language and math teachers in all regions of Georgia. The University of Georgia, as a key partner in the USAID Basic Education Program, awarded computer equipment to the winners of the Tbilisi, Racha-Lechkhumi, and Shida Kartli Regional Teacher Recognition Award.
The aim of the competition was to present and encourage motivated, creative, experienced or novice teachers, and at the same time, to raise public awareness about the importance of primary education, in particular reading and math.