Contributions to the Georgia Country Fund support sustainable, community-driven Peace Corps Partnership Program projects in Georgia that are led by Peace Corps Volunteers. These projects focus on youth, education, and community
A lot of amazing projects
in Georgia are funded by the Peace Corps Partnership Program. Past projects include the METS: Mathematics,
Engineering, Technology, and Science- Me Too! Camp launched by the Peace Corps Volunteer
serving in Imereti region of Georgia.
In Georgian, "mets" means, "me too".
METS camp embodies both meanings as a five-day camp of 30 girls and boys
(grades 9-12) from Georgia to participate in hands-on science projects. Campers
work in teams of four, taking on rotating, specified roles to ensure that, over
the course of the week, each member experiences all of the potential
responsibilities as they delve into some of the science behind the body,
electrical generators, global warming, health, and more.
Today, programs like METS are more important than ever. Georgia struggles to
meet the growing demand for STEM professionals and students rarely see the
practical application of science in their lives or have the confidence to
pursue biology, chemistry, and physics. METS tackles these problems and,
through cross-gender teamwork, shows students that everyone, regardless of
gender, has a place in STEM and can succeed by working together.