Participants receive new school backpacks/supplies
Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,
As always, we are extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the Star Program which now operates in two municipalities (Ness Tziona & Tel Aviv – Jaffa) where it is changing the lives of three groups of middle school and high school students of Ethiopian origin. We are very happy to announce that a fourth Star Program group is expected to begin activities in the municipality of Gedera in November. Through your donations, you are helping to improve the lives of dozens of young Ethiopian Jews that will become role models for their community.
Throughout the third quarter of 2011, Ariela continued to deliver dozens of different activities within the framework of the Star Program including weekly field orienteering workshops, weekly small group tutorial lessons, weekly self-empowerment workshops, weekly psycho-drama workshops, weekly Capoeira lessons, parenting workshops, light meals for participants, dozens of one on one tutoring/mentoring sessions, overnight fieldtrips, enrichment activities, guest volunteer lectures regarding life skills, material assistance for educational supplies and giving back to the community activities.
We would also like to share a quote from a program participant that tells the whole story:
One participant from Ness Tziona said, "Ariela for me means "You can also do it," we are told that if there is will and motivation, you can succeed. We learn a lot of new things about life; we meet new and different people. We receive assistance in our studies; I have never invested as much effort in my studies as I do now. In addition, Ariela is fun with enjoyable activities. Since joining Ariela, my attitude towards studying and people has changed. I respect others, learnt team work, cooperation, my self-confidence has increased…I've learnt to be honest with others, to help others, how to be a leader and to lead."
Attached you will also find some pictures which we hope will illustrate some of the activities and great results we are achieving thanks to your kind help.
Participants visit Tel Aviv University
Receiving Capoeira Belts
Outstanding participant of the year, Tezazo
English lessons throughout the summer vacation