The Ariela Foundation

Our main objective is to assist youngsters of Ethiopian origin with promise for excellence in innovative ("ground breaking") career paths to fully fulfill their potential and maximize their personal and professional growth. The creation of such success stories can have a great impact on their immediate surroundings by creating true role models for other Ethiopian youngsters and Israeli society in general. Excellence comes in many forms including studies, arts, sports and community leadership.
Jun 1, 2012

Maof Program Update - June 2012

Abraham the Violin Player with Israeli President
Abraham the Violin Player with Israeli President

                                                                                                                        June 2012

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

 We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the Maof Program for gifted students which is now assisting more than 20 Israeli youngsters (ranging in age from elementary school to university level students) of Ethiopian origin with great potential to excel.  With your assistance, this program is helping to change and improve the lives of talented individuals that will become the future leaders and role models of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel.

 Over the last few weeks we have accepted two new participants including a talented singer named Aviva, a first year student of Music at the Rimon School in Ramat Hasharon. Ariela assists her by providing funding for tuition fees and tutorial lessons in select subjects. As a very talented singer, she recently participated in the Israeli version of “The Voice” TV show where she reached the second stage.

 Another new participant includes a 1st year student of Computing at the Technological College in Holon. Ariela now provides him with tutorial lessons in select subjects, assistance in locating a professional mentor that will provide professional exposure and job placement assistance.

Attached you will find two pictures of some of our older participants including Abraham, a 13 year old violinist that recently performed at at the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel and at a concert in Mishkenot Sha’ananim.

Another picture is that of Negus, a talented athlete and member of the Israel National Youth Cycling Team. He recently he won first place in the Modi’in Area Race.

Thanks once again for all of your ongoing support. Please do not forget that all donations given on the 13th of June will receive 50% matching from Global Giving.

 

Negus Wins First Place
Negus Wins First Place

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Mar 12, 2012

Ariela Star Program Update - March 2012

Overnight field trip in the Negev Desert
Overnight field trip in the Negev Desert

                                                                                                                       March 2012

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

 We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the Star Program which now operates in three separate municipalities (Ness Tziona, Tel Aviv – Jaffa and Gedera) where it is changing the lives of four groups of middle school and high school students of Ethiopian origin. Through your donations, you are helping to improve the lives of dozens of young Ethiopian Jews that will become future role models for their community.

 Throughout the first quarter of 2012, Ariela continued to deliver dozens of different activities within the framework of the Star Program including weekly after school science workshops, weekly field orienteering workshops, weekly small group tutorial lessons, weekly self-empowerment workshops, parenting workshops, light meals for participants, dozens of one on one tutoring/mentoring sessions, overnight field trips, enrichment activities, guest volunteer lectures regarding life skills, material assistance for educational supplies and giving back to the community activities.

 Attached you will also find some of the latest pictures which we hope will illustrate some of the activities and great results we are achieving thanks to your kind help.

Learning the basics of chemistry
Learning the basics of chemistry
Science & art afterschool workshops
Science & art afterschool workshops
Self-empowerment workshops
Self-empowerment workshops
Workshop on public speaking
Workshop on public speaking
Learning about structural engineering
Learning about structural engineering
Demonstrating for equal rights
Demonstrating for equal rights

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Mar 12, 2012

Maof Program Update - March 2012-Ariela Foundation

Noam, a gifted middle school student
Noam, a gifted middle school student

                                                                                                                          March 2012

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

 We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the Maof Program for gifted students which is now assisting around 25 Israeli youngsters (ranging in age from elementary school to university level students) of Ethiopian origin with great potential to excel.  With your assistance, this program is helping to change and improve the lives of talented individuals that will become the future leaders and role models of Ethiopian Jewry in Israel.

One of our latest Maof program participants now includes a 6th grade student from Rishon Lezio named Noam.

In the second grade, he was defined by the school system as a gifted child and now participates in a unique after school enrichment program serving the top three percent of the population.  As the oldest of five children in the family, Noam is a charming, quiet and humorous child that contemplates his words carefully before speaking.

Noam was recently chosen to represent his school in a national debate competition.  He has no experience in debating, but sees this is a great opportunity to expand his horizons.

 His family immigrated to Israel in 1989 and moved to Rishon Letzion where the mother works part time with elderly people and the father works in a manufacturing assembly line. The parents are aware of the importance of education, but cannot always afford it financially. Two of Noam’s younger siblings are also gifted and would be thrilled to join Ariela in due time.

 Ariela is now providing Noam with financing of a weekly after school robotics course,  a scholarship for a weekly after school scientific workshop at the “Ron Vardi Center for the Advancement of Gifted Students,”  weekly tutorial lessons in English and ongoing educational guidance which will all help him develop his full potential.

 Attached you will also find a picture of Noam whose life you are helping to change with your kind donations as well as pictures from other participant highlights.

 

 

Negus winning 1st place in the Modi
Negus winning 1st place in the Modi'in Region Race
Abraham performing at the Presidential Residence
Abraham performing at the Presidential Residence
Abraham w/Israeli Prime Minister & President
Abraham w/Israeli Prime Minister & President

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