Tadela getting ready for a race
Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,
We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations that are helping to improve the lives of young Ethiopian Jews that will become future role models for their community.
The Ariela Foundation promotes excellence amongst Ethiopian Jewry. Our goal is to create change in the lives of Israeli youngsters of Ethiopian origin who show potential to excel, as a way of fomenting full social and economic integration. We provide guidance, while nurturing personal growth amongst participants. We expect our participants to become outstanding citizens with high moral values, who contribute to society and serve as positive role models. All of this is aimed at creating change at the personal level, within the family, in the community and throughout Israeli society.
In this update we would like to share with you one of our success that involve one of our Maof Program participants, Tadela.
Tadela is a high school student from Beit Shemesh (a small town between Jerusalem and Tel aviv) and an outstanding cyclist that was accepted to the Israeli National Youth Cycling Team. With the right support and hard work, he stands a chance in representing Israel at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
When we began working with him about two years ago, despite his athletic excellence, his performance in school was very poor. One of the conditions we established for his participation in Ariela activities was to improve his school grades.
As part of our assistance package for Tadela, we bought him competitive bicycle, provided one on one tutorial lessons and ongoing mentoring to help him make smart decisions regarding his personal development.
We are now very proud to report on his amazing progress in school. When comparing the 2010-2011 school year to the 2011-2012 school year, his improvements were as follows. He raised his grade point average in English from 57 to 82 and from 60 to 75 in mathematics. In language studies, he raised his annual average from 40 to 67.
If Tadela continues improving himself, he will not only become a leading Israeli athlete, but also obtain a high school diploma and serve as a role model for other youngsters.
Thank you once again for your ongoing support that is helping to change the world.
Eric Goldberg-Head of the Board of Directors, Ariela Foundation
Tadela(on the left) giving back to the community