From Online Meetings to Real Friendship at the Youth Summit


Saba Devidze


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Saba Devidze

My name is Saba Devidze. I am fifteen-year-old and live in Tbilisi, Georgia with my parents and brother. I am studying at "Aia-Gess." My hobby is playing football. 

I like meeting new friends and getting to know new cultures and traditions. I use social network a lot for this reason and I am very happy when virtual friendship turns into a real one. In the future I want to have a profession which involves travelling and gives me an opportunity to communicate the people around the world.

Erekle Chubinidze


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Erekle Chubinidze

I am Erekle Chubinidze. I live in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, with my parents and brother. I am in 10th grade in the private school named AIA-GESS. In my free time I play football with my friends. I also like going out with my friends. I feel pleased when I have the opportunity of travelling and meeting new people. I like learning languages, especially English and always try to give myself the chance of practicing it. 

Session Details

Type: Ignite-Style Talk

Location: Room 1317

Date: Tuesday

Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

This session is associated with a UN SDG!

Session Description

We will briefly describe the importance of youth online meetings between Georgia and Korea and a week exchange program in Korea, that was fully dedicated to peace educational values and its improvement among students.

Presentation will be dedicated to the experience of a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities, benefits of studying, including the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of the host nation, to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. The visit granted us the opportunity to completely immerse ourselves in a new language, and there was no better way to learn than to dive right in.

Meeting new lifelong friends from different backgrounds, attending  classes and living with students from the host country gave  the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with  fellow students. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

What will youth learn and be able to do at the end of the session?

To help youth establish realistic goals and objectives and encourage them to be responsible for their own progress and success, to increase motivation among them and  involve in exchange programs that will surely raise:

  • Autonomy/self-direction
  • Confidence
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Flexibility

Session Resources

From online meetings to real friendship
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