Society for the Spreading of Literacy among Georgians-140

15th of May The union of Tbilisi memorial-house -Ilia Chavchavadze memorial house museum hosted the evening “Society for the Spreading of Literacy among Georgians-140” dedicated to 140years of Society for the Spreading of Literacy among Georgians. The evening was lead by Lela Gaprindashvili –the researcher, philosopher and the professor of Tbilisi State University.
The Society of the Spreading of Literature was established 15th of May 1879. Due to establishing day the first meeting of the society took place. During the meeting the following members were selected: Ilia Chavchavadze, Niko Tskhvedadze, Iakob Gogebashvili, Ivane Machabeli, Aleksandre Sarajishvili, and Raphael Eristavi, Dimitri Kipiani was selected as the head of society.
The aim of the society was to establish the new school for Georgians, provide the education on native language, the publications of new schoolbooks, the establishing of the new library, protection and popularization of the cultural heritage.
The Society for the Spreading of Literacy among Georgians built up new pedagogical consciousness and educational system, where the lead figure was Ilia Chavchavadze.