FLEX პროგრამის გუნდის განცხადება

FLEX პროგრამა ბოლო პერიოდში სოცილაური ქსელებით გავრცელებულ ინფორმაციას ეხმაურება და მოუწოდებს, როგორც პროგრამის მონაწილეებს, ისე პროგრამის ამჟამინდელ ფინალისტებსა და კურსდამთავრებულებს:

  • შეიკავონ თავი განზრახ არასწორი/მცდარი ინფორმაციის გავრცელებისგან!
  • წინა წლის/ წლების გამოცდილების აპელირებისაგან!
  • ამერიკული საბჭოების ოფიციალურ გვერდზე განთავსებული ინფორმაციის შეცვლის/დამახინჯებისა და შემდგომ გავრცელებისგან!

ამგვარი ქმედება ხელს უშლის პროგრამას იმუშაოს ჩვეულ რეჟმში. აქვე, გთხოვთ, პროგრამის მონაწილეებს მხედველობაში იქონიეთ მხოლოდ ამერიკული საბჭოების ოფიციალურ გვერდზე განთავსებული ინფორმაცია.

პატივისცემით,

FLEX პროგრამის გუნდი

Nona Tsikhelashvili’s PFP Fellowship at EPIC ‘Ohana Inc.

Nona Tsikhelashvili did her PFP fellowship at the EPIC ‘Ohana Inc. (Effective Planning and Innovative Communication) from October 9th to November 12th, 2018 in the state of Hawaii, Honolulu. The organization has its representation in every city of Hawaii. EPIC works on enhancing the welfare of children. Their primary responsibilities are:

  • Strengthening biological family in order to prevent child care by the state,
  • Help to reunify children in the care system with their biological families,
  • Preparing young adults in state care for independent life.

The supervisor gave Nona TIMG_3037sikhelashvili the opportunity of meeting the Director of the department of social work at Hawaii University. The government gives a Master’s Degree scholarship to the student willing to work in the field of children welfare. The government makes a contract with a student according to which the student is obliged to work for at least two years as a state social worker after completing the university. The existing practice allows for a child welfare system in Hawaii to have qualified staff who knows the existing laws and regulations, services and methods and tools to help make a decision in the child’s best interest. Nona had an opportunity to meet judges working on the family court who deal only with family related issues.  The court has various services developed in relation to crime prevention; It also monitors public services and holds a child interrogation technique based on the best interests of the child. Nona secured funding for her Outbound Project offered by the Professional Fellows Program to share in Georgia. Within the framework of the project, Nona’s supervisor from EPIC will visit Georgia in May 2019. During the visit, Nona and her supervisor will meet with the representatives of State and non-governmental organizations, that provide various services to children and families in state care.

 

 

Happy Holidays!

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In the US, Christmas is a hugely celebrated holiday. Right after stores get cleared of Thanksgiving decorations, Christmas spirit takes their place. The buildings and streets are decorated with twinkling lights, sparkling Christmas trees are all around, and Christmas carols play wherever you go. You’ll see excited children standing in line to take their picture with Santa and smell the distinct aroma of hot chocolate and cinnamon swirling around. It’s a magical time of the year!

American Councils will be closed on December 25 and 31.

PFP Fall 2019 is Open for Applications!

The Professional Fellows Program affords promising young professionals the opportunity to gain practical experience in, and exposure to, United States government. The fellows will be part of a larger cohort of the Professional Fellows Program, joining fellows from Belarus, Russia, and Turkey. The knowledge and interest of these young Eurasian professionals in American political processes will be expanded through short-term fellowships in state legislatures and city halls across the United States, as well as on Capitol Hill and in non-profit organizations that address policy issues.

042617_3512_21PFP Program Goals are: to strengthen understanding of U.S. legislative process; to enhance appreciation of the role of civil society plays in shaping public policy and holding the government accountable; to create partnerships between U.S. and foreign institutions; to establish a common language for developing practical solutions for shared problems and concerns.
Important Facts: Georgian fellows of the 2019 fall program will be selected through a competitive application process. All interested candidates should apply online at ais.americancouncils.org/pfp.
Semifinalists will be selected based on their applications and then interviews will be conducted at the American Councils office in Tbilisi. The final decision upon finalists will be made by the independent committee members at American Councils D.C. office.

Upon arrival in the United States, fellows will participate in a three-day intensive introduction to the U.S. political process in Washington D.C. Fellows will then begin their five-week long fellowships across the United States in state legislatures and city halls, immersing themselves in the daily operations of state governance, government oversight, and citizen participation. At the end of the program, Fellows will be given a unique opportunity to meet PFP fellows from Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan and learn about their legislative systems during two-day wrap-up conference organized in Washington, D.C.

Anyone who meets below listed eligibility requirements can participate in the program:

  • Be 25 to 35 years of age Georgian citizen at the time of application
  • Be a college graduate (an equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Be proficient in English. If you are selected as a semi-finalist, we will give you an
    institutional TOEFL exam, unless you have a valid TOEFL score over 500 (PBT), CBT scores over 173, IBT scores over 60 or its equivalent (for example, a university-level study in an English-speaking program or IELTS band 6 or higher).
  • Have relevant experience in and commitment to a career in the public sector and/or nonprofit sector (e.g., legislative, executive, and NGOs that address policy issues);
  • Have demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills. (Please, elaborate on your leadership and collaborative activities in essays at the end of this application, and submit/upload any certificates/materials that can prove your leadership skills).

Deadline for spring 2019 Program applications: April 1, 2019, 4:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time. The program dates for fall 2019 is October 15 – November 23, 2019
For more information, contact Natia Sharikadze – PFP Coordinator
American Councils for International Education in Georgia,
Chavchavadze Ave. Lane I, Building 6, Entrance II, Floor II, 0162, Tbilisi.

Telephone: (995 32) 229-21-06 ext.22
E-mail: pfp.ge@global.americancouncils.org
Website: professionalfellows.americancouncils.org