Promote 30 Gifted Jewish Ethiopian Students

 
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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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Doron Klein

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Ness Tziona, n/a Israel

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