TBILISI: OSCE Mission To Georgia Holds Multicultural Summer Camp For

OSCE MISSION TO GEORGIA HOLDS MULTICULTURAL SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Messenger.ge, Georgia
Monday, September 10, 2007, #171 (1438)

Young people in Georgia, many of them of Armenian and Azerbaijani
origin, are attending a summer camp funded by the OSCE Mission to
Georgia aimed at encouraging the integration of national minorities.

The 32 teenagers and young people from Kvemo Kartli-a region south
of Tbilisi that is home to large ethnic minority communities-were
given the opportunity to learn, relax and play sports at the Black
Sea resort of Kobuleti. The week-long camp ends tomorrow.

"The camp is helping young people increase their appreciation of
each other, civil society and their country," said Lola Ansede of
the OSCE Mission.

The participants engaged in activities to learn more about
multiculturalism, environmental protection and civil society, and to
boost their English and Georgian language skills. They also played
games and took part in sports events designed to develop team building
and social skills.

Organized by the OSCE Mission, the camp was coordinated by the Union
of Azerbaijani Women and the Bolnisi Youth Centre, both from Kvemo
Kartli. US Peace Corps volunteers helped run the outdoor games and
sports events.

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