Platform "Point" to unite young people

25 Jul, 2023

“Only the young generation can save this country” – we have heard this phrase many times. In recent times, we talk more often about the youth and their role in current processes, be it the European perspective of the country or the challenges facing acts of peaceful protest. However, the question that needs to be asked is whether the voices of young people are heard enough in this country.

George Ekaladze and his friends united around the desire for making changes, and established a platform – “Point”, which they intend to use to express the visions and goals of students. On the one hand, this is a point that will help unite the active groups of civil society, and on the other hand, it will serve as a wake-up call for and encourage the participation of the young people who are less involved in civil processes.

“During the protests taking place in March, it was obvious that we, students are an important part of the protest. There was clearly a demand to create a communication channel connecting young people who shared common values. This is how our program “Multipoint” was created, says George. The young friends had the opportunity to obtain technical equipment for the high-quality production of the program and make arrangements for activities with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation.

The format of the program is innovative – George leads a conversation on topics important to students in a fun way, in a language that everyone can understand. Instead of hosting well-known respondents, “Multipoint” will seek to discover new faces and offer its viewers interesting discussions.

“On the one hand, challenges students have to face are difficult, and on the other hand, it is difficult to properly communicate these challenges to the audience. The way that we are going from the conception of the idea to the creation of the final product is not an easy one and abounds in many challenges”, shares Giorgi, who is involved in all stages of planning and preparation of the program.

The main goal of “Point” is to help the country take advantage of the historic opportunity and acquire the status of a candidate for the European Union, in which the contribution of students and citizens, in general, is important. Along with talking about modern challenges, it is planned to discuss many interesting topics and try to understand the significance of historical events and our country`s European choice. In addition to the program, “Point” plans to organize evening events, debates, and shows in the future to help unite young people.