Thanks to your generous support, the MAOF Program for Gifted Students continues to provide long-term personalized support tailored to each of the program's current 15 participants (ranging in age from elementary school to university students). Our multi-layered program includes academic scholarships, tutoring sessions in selected subject areas, material support for professional/educational supplies, life and social skills workshops, personal (one on one) mentoring and educational field trips.
During the 3rd Quarter of 2010 (August to October) which included the summer vacation in which the students enjoyed time off, here are some examples of the activities that were delivered to MAOF Program participants:
Nofar, a middle school student from Rishon Le Tzion received one on one English tutoring sessions during the summer vacation (12 full-hour lessons), continuation of funding for a weekly science enrichment course at the Weizmann Institute of Science and personal mentoring once a week.
Hodaya, a middle school student from the development town of Kiryat Malachi, continued to receive a scholarship that allows her to study at the private Ulpana Zvia School in Rehovot, weekly piano studies and an enrichment science course at the Weizmann Institute (an hour and a half a week).
Yair, a middle school student from Rishon Le Tzion, continued to receive English tutoring lessons during the summer vacation (9 full hour lessons) plus continuation of funding for his participation in the Program for Math Gifted Youth at the Bar Ilan University.
Yaniv, a middle school student from Rishon Le Tzion continued to receive English tutoring lessons during the summer vacation (12 full hour lessons), 17 tutoring lessons in language skills and a continuation of funding for the Soccer School in the frame of the Young League (with practice thrice a week).
Revital, an 11th grade student and talented soprano singer, was provided with a plane ticket to Giessen, Germany, where she performed within the framework of the “Nitzan Choir”. We also assisted in her admission process to the prestigious “Thelma Yellin” High school of the Arts in Tel Aviv.
Orit, a 7th grade student and classical guitar player, received a scholarship to allow her to study at the High School under the auspices of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and weekly one on one mentoring sessions.
Avraham, a 7th grade student and talented violinist, received a scholarship to allow him to study at the High School under the auspices of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and weekly one on one mentoring sessions.
Yael, a second year University student of Accounting and Economics at Tel Aviv University, was coached and prepared for job interviews in elite firms for an apprentice position.
MAOF Program Group Format Activities
-The younger participants of the MAOF Program visited the “Invitation to Silence” Exhibition at the Children`s Museum in Holon. The purpose of the visit was to foment group integration and introduce them to the subject of “Differences and the Other”.
-The older participants of the MAOF Program met for a group breakfast and a tour to the Visitors Center of “Better Place” Co. (one of the world’s leading developers of re-charging networks for electric vehicles). The goal of the meeting was to promote the integration of the group members, as well as an exposure to a business company that is leading a move towards a process of conceptual changes.
-Personal follow up was provided for all participants of the MAOF Program by the team in order to provide advice and consultation, depending on the required assistance. Part of the follow up included personal meetings with all of the students and their parents (for younger students) in order to measure the progress achieved in the 2009-2010 study year and plan activities for the 2010-2011 school year.
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