One of our volunteers (James Nolen) reflected on his experience, around the end of his time with TLG:
"I wanted to say that I really
appreciated the community. There were the big things, like my surprise birthday
party. There were also the little things, like a host sibling giving me a plate
with a cup of coffee and a pastry. I’m also surprised at how close I have grown
to my fellow volunteers and those working at TLG, and it is good to see you
Our final ceremony was held at the Kopala hotel in Tskneti (complete with a swimming pool and bowling alley among other facilities). Volunteers stayed over for two nights. At the actual ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Education, the Director of the National Development Centre and other esteemed guests were in attendance. Our Chinese volunteers also prepared a silde show on their experiences and activities here. Certificates and gifts were handed out in the end. Big thanks to everyone who made it such a successful day.
Our annual end-of-year ceremony for departing volunteers is fast approaching. We are very proud of the efforts and enthusiasm of our volunteers this year. Photos and details will be posted as soon as available.
For all you nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts, have a look at our very popular volunteer placement in the mountainous province of Svaneti this year. Imagine spending a full year in this beautiful and breathtaking location, making a difference in a local school. (For further information, be sure to browse around our website.)
In the city of Rustavi Public School No. 7 held a sports competition, where the aim was English language teaching demonstration activities. The 5th and 6th grade students presented in English to demonstrate the different types of sporting activity. The students competed individually as well as in pairs. The event was initiated with the help of local and foreign volunteers. The event appeared on TV as well.
Our volunteers had a great time at our latest training session in the beautiful Imereti town of Tskaltubo, in the famed Spa Resort. The title of the 4 day seminar was "Teaching Writing and Class Projects". Topics included:
--How to help ESL students acquire the skills they need to produce written texts, such as letters, descriptions, essays, messages, postcards, etc.