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.
Dec 19, 2011

Maof Program Update - October-December 2011

Etti - First year student of dentistry
Etti - First year student of dentistry

                                                                                                               December 2011

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 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.

Throughout the fourth quarter of 2011, Ariela continued to deliver tailor made assistance programs that included tutorial lessons, scientific workshops, scholarships, educational/professional guidance sessions, one on one professional mentoring, after school enrichment programs, financial assistance with dormitory costs, financial assistance with travel expenses, funding of educational supplies, funding of professional equipment, piano lessons, voice development lessons, group enrichment activities and giving back to the community work.

One of our latest Maof program participants now includes a 23 year old female university student named Etti. She is a first year student at the Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University and the only student of Ethiopian origin in her class.

Coming from a single income earner family, Etti serves as a role model to her younger sister and her community in the city of Ashkelon.

As a ground breaker in her community and future role model, throughout the 2011-2012 school year, Ariela will provide Etti with a scholarship to fund her dormitory rent costs and a professional mentor that will assist with her professional development.

As part of Ariela's activities, Etti gives back to society by providing weekly coaching and tutorial lessons to a younger participant of our Maof program, Orit, a middle school student and talented classical guitarist.

Attached you will also find some pictures of Maof Program participants whose lives you are helping to change with your kind donations.

Sincerely,

Eric Goldberg - Head of the Board of Directors

Ariela Foundation

Abraham - a violinist performing in London
Abraham - a violinist performing in London
Orit, a classical guitarist
Orit, a classical guitarist
Alamork-Film maker receiving a new camera
Alamork-Film maker receiving a new camera

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Dec 19, 2011

Star Program Update (Oct - Dec 2011)

Students on a field trip to Jerusalem
Students on a field trip to Jerusalem

                                                                                                                        December 2011

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 role models for their community.

Throughout the fourth quarter of 2011, 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 fieldtrips, enrichment activities, guest volunteer lectures regarding life skills, material assistance for educational supplies and giving back to the community activities.

Some participants learnt the basics of structural architecture whilst others visited Jerusalem as a part of field trips where they learnt about team work, leadership values and decision making skills. Some reinforced their mathematics skills whilst others improved their self-discipline and personal confidence levels through Capoeria lessons. Several students improved their spoken English skills and others learnt how to deliver an oral presentation using PowerPoint skills.

The number of operational partners we work with continues to grow and now includes local municipalities, Conduit (a high tech company), the Israeli Society for the Protection of Nature, the Hebrew University, the Acharai Organization, volunteer groups, middle schools, high schools and more.

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

Sincerely and Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays,

 

Eric Goldberg - Head of the Board of Directors

Ariela Foundation

 

Beginning of activities in the town of Gedera
Beginning of activities in the town of Gedera
Students learn to make Power Point presentations
Students learn to make Power Point presentations
Afterschool science workshop
Afterschool science workshop

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Sep 30, 2011

Maof Program Update - July-September 2011

Tadela wins theTour de Beit Shemesh Cycling Race
Tadela wins theTour de Beit Shemesh Cycling Race

                                                                                                                                  October 2011

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

As always, we are extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the Maof Program for gifted students which is now assisting around 20 Israeli youth 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.

Throughout the third quarter of 2011, Ariela continued to deliver tailor made assistance programs that included tutorial lessons, scientific workshops, scholarships, educational/professional guidance sessions, one on one professional mentoring, after school enrichment programs, financial assistance with dormitory costs, financial assistance with travel expenses, funding of educational supplies, funding of professional equipment, piano lessons, group enrichment activities  and giving back to the community work.

Our newest Maof program participant includes an additional professional cyclist named Tadela.

Tadela is a 15 year old high school student that lives with his parents and four brothers in the town of Beit Shemesh. His unique talent was identified by a volunteer cycling club named “Shimshon Riders” that claims that with the right long term support, he has the potential to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Recently, Tadela was accepted to the National Israel Cycling Team for cadets. Mr. Ofir Gal-On, the coach of the national mountain cycling team, describes his potential as follows, “Throughout the past two seasons, the rider Tadela has demonstrated outstanding talent and sporting abilities. The quality of his riding, in addition to his personal commitment to the sport, has led me to the decision to allow him to join the Israeli National Cycling Team in the cadet category.”

Beyond assistance in purchasing professional equipment for cycling, Ariela assists Tadela by providing him throughout the current school year with one on one tutorial lessons in select subjects, personal mentoring and ongoing support to improve both his educational and athletic achievements.

Attached you will also find some pictures of Maof Program participants whose lives you are helping to change with your kind donations.

Group visit to the Jerusalem Museum of Science
Group visit to the Jerusalem Museum of Science
Shelly, a gifted high school student
Shelly, a gifted high school student
Participants volunteer by preparing aid packages
Participants volunteer by preparing aid packages

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