Project of the Month

These programs allow talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science. Talented 7th graders from all backgrounds of Israeli society in the lower socio-economic levels are chosen - programs run for 2 years.


Education/Empowerment Projects

Projects
'Bayit Cham' Clubhouse for Girls A clubhouse in Netanya creates a 'home away from home' in the afternoons for 13-17 year old girls at risk, offering a safe, warm environment of social and counselling activities.
'Volume' Music Center, Netanya This project provides an opportunity for young people to develop their musical talents through listening and playing music, receiving professional training and strengthening their connection to Israeli music culture. The world of music plays a key role in the world of youth and is a significant expression of their attitudes and emotions. The identification of "What music I hear" is often the identification of "which group I belong to." Our aim is to provide a creative educational framework, attractive and meaningful to youth, thereby reducing their involvement in and exposure to violence and vandalism. The center is an open house for local teens for learning, recreation and leisure.
Hefzibah Non-Funded Community Projects, Netanya Volunteers run several non-funded projects in the Hefzibah Community in addition to, and as a result of, the Students Build a CommunityProject.
JOURNEY TO IDENTITY Ethiopian teenagers growing up in Israel today face a real identity crisis. They do not feel ‎Israeli, they do not feel Ethiopian, and as a result they tend to be ambivalent towards both cultures. ‎ We aim to create a sense of belonging and pride, both in their Israeli home and in their Ethiopian heritage, and to ‎build self-confidence and leadership skills. ‎
Martin's Men This project, conceived in 2013 to honour the memory of Martin Peled ז''ל , takes pupils from an ORT school in Kfar Saba and gives them the tools (literally and figuratively) to brighten up their world a little, as well as helping their neighbours.
Neighborhood Computer Centers Innovative teaching of computer skills to underprivileged children, youth and adults. Anyone growing up in a home without a computer is at a huge disadvantage, placing them at the wrong end of the educational and cultural gap. With teachers increasingly emailing students and parents regarding assignments, children without computer skills, as well as their parents, are left behind.  
Neve ESRA After School care centre Neve (Oasis) is an aptly descriptive term for an afternoon care center for a group of 15 high-risk children in the city, who need to be kept out of the home but not entirely away from the family hearth.  The underlying aim of Neve ESRA, which has a permanent staff of 3 adults, is to protect these children from potential and irreversible harm by providing them with a warm, secure and supportive environment.
Programmes of Excellence Encouraging talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science.  Two programs have been running since September 2011.  The programs choose talented children in the 7th grade from lower socio-economic levels. The programs run for 2 years each and are today fully integrated, choosing children from all backgrounds of Israeli society.
Right Track Centers for Youth Right Track Centers are part of ESRA's 'GIVE A CHILD A FUTURE' group of projects and provide a 'home away from home' for teenagers at risk.  4 centers provide afternoon social activities and help with homework, for children aged 13 - 17. ESRA is currenttly working in 3 of the centers ESRA pays for 8 teachers who give supplementary lessons.
Sewing Courses for Ethiopian Adults and Pensioners 5 centers provide sewing courses for adult Ethiopian men and women providing skills, social meetings and work!