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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.

Chess Course

Weekly chess class and activities for special occasions in an afterschool welfare center. Rishon Lezion

Rationale

Children in afternoon centers lack enriching programs. Providing them chess lessons targeted to support their needs helps them cope with their situation in a fun environment

Target Audience

15 Children from high-risk families ages 6-12

Objectives 

An activity that will develop the children's thinking and patience, and acquiring values

Duration

Once a week, during the school year

Location

Ofakim Youth Center, Rishon Lezion

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