n these days, in Bakuriani trainings are being carried out. This is the first time when the representatives of 20 pilot schools from Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kakheti regions, selected through a competitive process, are meeting one another.

The project "Integration of Society through Multilingual Education" (ISME) enables each target school to develop bilingual education model so that ethnic minority school children have the opportunity to get bilingual education in Georgian and their native languages.

During ongoing training sessions school principals, Georgian language and primary grade teachers discuss about the challenges, opportunities and needs existing in their respective communities and schools in order to implement bilingual model of instruction.

On further stages, capacity building of primary grade teachers and school principals, development of relevant materials for content and language integrated learning as well as development of monitoring and evaluation instruments for bilingual schools are planned to be accomplished.

Center for Civil Integration and Inter-ethnic Relations - CCIIR has been implementing the project with the financial support OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.