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Education and welfare projects

Education & Welfare Projects

ESRA, founded in 1979 as a non-profit, is Israel's largest English-speaking community, aiding the integration of olim while working toward equality in Israeli society. ESRA aims to help diminish educational and social gaps, especially in the socio-geographic periphery, focusing on education and excellence programs and enhancing personal and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. We also integrate English-speaking immigrants into these projects, helping them feel useful and contributing members of society, thereby serving our two significant aims.

Program of Excellence ‎

A biennial course for high-potential youth providing educational enrichment in marine science, and ecology at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret

Rationale

Teens with potential and motivation from the geo-social periphery are not exposed to after-school enrichment activities and thus the gap between them and other teens is increasing. A quality alternative to after-school activities and exposure to academic topics broadens their horizons and enriches their education

Target Audience

38 high-potential youth in 8th-9th grade from Netanya

Objectives 

Exposure to academic content in science 
Expanding horizons

Duration

20, 3-hour weekly sessions during the school year, each group runs for 2 years

Results

The participants feel that the content is enriching and intriguing, especially the practical activities on the beach and laboratories. 
High satisfaction from the instructors and practical activities
There is a desire to go on for another year

Location

Ruppin Marine Science Institute, Michmoret

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