Horse riding lessons as an enrichment activity
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.
Throughout September-December 2012 we continued to provide 22 program participants with tutorial lessons, financial assistance for scholarships & educational equipment, ongoing mentoring, educational guidance, funding for enrichment programs & after school activities, group workshops and educational field trips.
We have also accepted three new promising participants into the program;
Tali: a 27 year old second Master degree student of children’s clinical psychology at Tel Aviv University. The oldest child in the family, she graduated from her first degree studies with distinction and completed a thesis on adjusting classical cognitive-behavioral therapy to the specific needs of new immigrants of Ethiopian origin. She also works at mental health clinic in Jaffa where many Ethiopian children are treated for behavioral problems caused by immigration and the hardships involved in adjusting to a new country.
Noah: 19 year old second year student of industrial engineering and management at Ben Gurion University as part of a pre-draft academic reserve. She is a graduate of the Sciences High School in Lod where her main subjects were computer science and Arabic. During the summer between 11th and 12th grade, she represented Israel in a delegation that travelled to a science summer camp in India. She also completed the "Sparks of Science" program at the Weizmann Institute of Science where she now volunteers once a week as a mentor.
Na’ama: Outstanding 10th grade student at a scientific class at the Regional High School Lod-Ramle. Born in Israel to parents who came to Israel in 1984 as part of Operation Moses. She is very talented in her studies, especially in the arts and languages.
Thank you once again for your ongoing support that is helping to change the world.
Head of the Board of Directors
Aviva Dese in the United States performing
Giving back to the community as role models