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HICD PLUS Helps Georgian Teachers Improve their Teaching of Children with Hearing and Vision Issues
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Mariam Mikiashvili is a project manager at the Georgian NGO Disabled Child, Family, and Society (DCFS). She was one of 17 participants – most of whom were teachers - who recently travelled to the US as part of a study tour on the education of children with hearing and vision issues. Depending on their specialization, the participants visited either the Perkins School for the Blind, Gallaudet University (for deaf or hard-of-hearing students), or both. Ms. Mikiashvili attended the first component of the program and became acquainted with the methodology and tools provided by the Perkins School for the blind.

Being completely visually handicapped herself, Mariam understands the challenges of education for students with vision issues and is committed to bringing back best practices to Georgia. She is herself currently developing two training modules: a training for Georgian teachers working at the school for the blind and a training for the parents of children with visual problems...

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Georgian Logistics Association Hosts a Media Seminar
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In March 21, 2014 the Georgian Logistics Association (GLA) held a media seminar for more than 20 representatives of Georgian print and online media. The purpose of the event was to raise the journalists’ awareness of the GLA and the logistics industry in Georgia and contribute to an increased profile of the GLA.

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Technical Assistance begins for the National Agency for State Property
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On March 27th, 2014, HICD PLUS launched a capacity-building program for the National Agency of State Property (NASP). The goal of the program is to develop and strengthen the institutional and human capacity of NASP to enable it to better perform its core functions.

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