Students on a field trip to Jerusalem
Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,
We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations to the Star Program which now operates in three separate municipalities (Ness Tziona, Tel Aviv – Jaffa and Gedera) where it is changing the lives of four groups of middle school and high school students of Ethiopian origin. 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 fourth quarter of 2011, Ariela continued to deliver dozens of different activities within the framework of the Star Program including weekly after school science workshops, weekly field orienteering workshops, weekly small group tutorial lessons, weekly self-empowerment workshops, 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.
Some participants learnt the basics of structural architecture whilst others visited Jerusalem as a part of field trips where they learnt about team work, leadership values and decision making skills. Some reinforced their mathematics skills whilst others improved their self-discipline and personal confidence levels through Capoeria lessons. Several students improved their spoken English skills and others learnt how to deliver an oral presentation using PowerPoint skills.
The number of operational partners we work with continues to grow and now includes local municipalities, Conduit (a high tech company), the Israeli Society for the Protection of Nature, the Hebrew University, the Acharai Organization, volunteer groups, middle schools, high schools and more.
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.
Sincerely and Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays,
Eric Goldberg - Head of the Board of Directors
Beginning of activities in the town of Gedera
Students learn to make Power Point presentations
Afterschool science workshop