Promote 30 Gifted Jewish Ethiopian Students

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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Doron Klein

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