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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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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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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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Jul 5, 2011

Maof Program Update - April-June 2011

Anat- our latest Maof Program participant
Anat- our latest Maof Program participant

                                                                                                                                           July 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 18 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.

Here are some examples of the latest achievements of program participants:

Nofar, a talented and charming 8th grade student, received an honorary recognition from her school where she completed the school year with a grade point average of 93.

Yair, a dedicated 8th grade student, showed remarkable progress at an advanced mathematics program at Bar Ilan University and completed the school year with an impressive grade point average of 95.

Negus, a young high school student and professional bicycle rider, has been accepted as a member of the Israeli National Youth Cycling Team. Within this framework he participated in April in an international competition in Turkey
where he reached 9th place. In June, Negus won first place in two local competitions that took place in Gilboa (Northern Israel).

Alamork, a fourth year film student at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, has just returned from a short film festival in Montreal, Canada where here short film “Gorky” was accepted for screening at the festival.

Hadas, a third year double major student of accounting and law at The College of Management Academic Studies, has just been accepted to a professional apprenticeship at a leading Israeli legal non-profit organization named “Tebeka.”

We are also proud of our latest program participant that has joined the program, Anat, a 25 year old student from the city of Hadera. This is how she describes herself and her professional ambitions; “I want to make my parents proud of me; I want to prove that their struggles were not in vain. It is very important to me to be a role model to the entire community, and to Ethiopian Jewry in particular.”

In September of 2011, Anat will begin her second year of studies at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Biotechnology. Out of a total of three siblings, she is the first member of her family that has gone on to academic studies.

Both ambitious and gentile she is very determined to succeed professionally. Her ultimate goal is to complete a doctorate degree and work in the local biotech industry. In her spare time Anat enjoys listening
to music and spending time with family and friends.

With the purpose of allowing her to fulfil her dreams  without unnecessary worries, Ariela provides Anat with funding for her on campus dormitory rent, assistance with purchasing educational supplies, ongoing one on one mentoring (both professional and social) and the facilitation of tutoring lessons as required for key academic subjects.

Throughout the 2nd 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  and more.

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

 

Sincerely and humbly,

Eric Goldberg - Head of the Board of Directors

Ariela Foundation

Maof participants at a group activity
Maof participants at a group activity
Negus winning 1st place in a cycling competition
Negus winning 1st place in a cycling competition
Maof participants giving back to the community
Maof participants giving back to the community

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Apr 8, 2011

MAOF Program Update - January-March 2011

Yaniv, a talented young soccer player
Yaniv, a talented young soccer player

                                                                                                              April 2011

Dear Donors,

As always, we are extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the MAOF Program for gifted students which is now assisting around 17 Israeli youth 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.

We are also proud of our latest program participant whose name is Nogus. Nogus is a 9th grade student from Beit Shemesh and a very talented cyclist. He is now part of the national youth Israeli cycling team and some of his trainers have described him as "having Olympic potential in 6 years."

Below is a partial summary of some of the activities delivered throughout January-March, 2011:

-47 one on one English tutorial sessions

-2 extracurricular scientific workshops at the Weizmann Insitute of Science

-Funding of a scholarship at the private Ulpana Zvia High School in Rehovot

-Dozens of one on one mentoring sessions delivered by talented Ethiopian university students and Ariela professional staff

-Dozens of advisory sessions regarding professional/educational development

-12 piano lessons

-Funding for an advanced mathematics extra curricular program for students at Bar Ilan University

-9 one on one mathematics tutorial sessions

-Funding of a high level soccer school scholarship

-10 one on one physics tutorial sessions

-Funding of a scholarship for one academic course at the University of Tel Aviv for Youth

-Funding of travel (bus) expenses for several students

-Funding of voice development lessons at the Netanya Municipal Musical Conservatory

-Funding of two scholarships for studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance School

-5 one on one scientific tutorial sessions

-Funding of a scholarship at the private Bar Ilan Yeshiva High School in Tel Aviv

-Economic assistance for university dormitory rent

-Delivery of one used lap top computer to a university student

-Several university level scholarships

-The provision of several professional volunteers mentors whose objective is to provide career guidance and early exposure to the job market

-Economic assistance for the purchase of artistic equipment/supplies

- Economic assistance for the production of a short film (as part of the final project of a film student)

In addition, below are some examples of the successes these students are achieving:

-Yael, an accounting student, was accepted for an apprenticeship at one of the most lucrative accounting firms in Israel, Deloitte-Touche.

-Nofar, an 8th grade student, received an excellence award in the first half of the current school year as a result of a grade point average of 94.5.

-Yair, an 8th grade student, has shown good progress in the Bar Ilan University Mathematics Program for Talented Youth. It seems that hisself-confidence has improved; he has displayed high motivation and investment levels.

-Shelly, 9th grade student, has reached during the first half of the current school year a grade point average of 95.

-Revital, a high school Soprano singer, has participated, as part of her school's activity, in three recitals during the last quarter including an appearance in Germany as part of a youth choir  and has also participated in a show of the opera workshop held by the classical music class in the Telma Yellin High School.

-Alamork, an up and coming film student, has been busy producing her final graduation project movie as part of her studies at the Sam Spiegel School of Film. Ariela is helping her in matters such as finding a location for shooting as well as arranging a donation of two Plasma screens needed for the shootings.

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

Revital, a talented Soprano singer
Revital, a talented Soprano singer
Nogus, a talented cyclist
Nogus, a talented cyclist

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