“The activities at youth summer camps became even more important in 2011 in frames of the International Year of Youth and the 7 Billion Actions Campaign launched by UNFPA; topics of peer education sessions and creative contests are expanded and include youth issues and awareness rising on 7 Billion Actions Campaign in Georgia”, stated Mrs. Tamar Khomasuridze, UNFPA Assistant Representative in Georgia.
Since 2005, UNFPA supports youth peer education at summer camps. Information-Education sessions at summer camps are conducted in close partnership with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia. More than 37,000 young people were reached through Information-Education sessions conducted by the trained peer educators at summer camps in Georgia. On August 11, the previous visit to the youth summer camp, peer educators with UNFPA celebrated the International Youth Day. The day before the celebration of the International Youth Day at “Patriot”, President of Georgia, Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili visited the camp and met with youth of different nationalities. International Youth Camp “Patriot” is one of the most successful initiations by the President of Georgia and represents non-formal educational, entertaining summer camp for local and international youth in Georgia.