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.

Neighborhood Computer Centers

Description of the Project : 

computer-kids-009.jpgInnovative 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.

How the Project Works : 

ESRA Computer Centers offer children courses in basic computer skills and help them with online learning of mathematics, science and English. Some advanced computer skills, including competence in digital photography, are also taught through games and use of the Internet.

Courses for adults include basic computer skills and use of the Internet, particularly Facebook, to enable them to keep abreast of their children's and grandchildren's activities.
About the Participants : 
computer-kids-017.jpg40 children and teenagers from pre-school to matriculation.

20 Ethiopian adults.
The Partners : 
Neot Shaked Community Center
Heftzibah Community Center
Neot Ganim Community Center
Additional Information : 

The Costs : 
Required annual funding:
For professional staff, equipment, maintenance and administration:
Neot Shaked Computer Center:  NIS 60,000
Heftzibah Computer Center:  NIS 40,000

In addition, we we need to replace our old, outdated computers so any help you can give will be appreciated.
ESRA Computer Centers provide free access to computers and innovative instruction in computer skills for underprivileged children, youth and adults helping to close the cultural and educational gap.