საქართველოს ზრდასრულთა განათლების ქსელი

Georgian Adult Education Network (GAEN)

Ordinary Member

Ms. Khatia Tsiramua (Director)

Gvetadze Str. 4

Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel.: (00995) 99 69 45 55; 577 50 14 88

info (at) gaen.org.ge , khatiatsiramua (at) gaen.org.ge 

www.gaen.org.ge

Mission statement

Georgian Adult Education Network strives to achieve a greater public understanding of importance of Lifelong Learning (LLL) and its integral part Adult Education and supports to development of such lifelong learning (LLL) system in Georgia, which will be relevant to Georgian reality, meet the local challenges and ensures all citizens’ equal access to education.

Georgian Adult Education Network works in the following strategic directions:

  • Lobbies lobbying for Lifelong Learning and its integral part Adult Education;
  • Advocates on the behalf of its members to be heard by local and central government;
  • Provides targeted professional development for member organizations through structured programme of trainings and workshops;
  • Develops training materials and publications for adult education providers and adult educators;
  • Facilitates international cooperation in the field of adult education;

Main activities

  • Presentation and lobbying of member organizations’ interests in public and other organizations;
  • Hold conferences, seminars on adult education related topics;
  • Provide platform for networking between member organizations;
  • Support to members’ organizational development;
  • Learning and propagation of local and international experience in Adult Education sphere;

History

Georgian Adult Education Network (GAEN) was established in 2014 with the support of the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International) Georgian Office. GAEN unites organizations having similar understanding of the values and advantages of Adult Education for poverty reduction, civic engagement and community development in Georgia. Presently, GAEN unites eight adult/community education centers in six regions of Georgia: Achara, Guria, Samegrelo-Zemo-Svaneti, Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti and Samtkhe-Javakheti regions. GAEN members are: Keda, Chokhatauri, Senaki, Jvari, Leliani, Koda, Sahaumiani and Samtkkhe-Javakheti Adult/Community Education Centers. Since 2010 these organizations have been successfully implementing adult education projects in their respectful regions and support to community development. The Adult /Community Education Centers’ role are especially important in socio-economic advancement and integration of the most disadvantaged population of the targeted communities.