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.


Opening of Skateboarding Project in Neot Shaked, Netanya.

News Date: 
15. December 2016 - 8:00
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Thanks to the generous donation of Natalie and Eddie Shapiro, our new skateboard group, in the name of the Mayer Shapiro Skateboard Fund, opened in Neot Shaked, Netanya on Monday night.  And wasn't it exciting?  The kids sat open-mouthed and wide-eyed during the introductory evening, with their parents equally impressed!

The project will start with 12-15 teenagers who will be taken to the Skatepark in Netanya (one of the top Skateparks in the country) for lessons with Maoz, one of the top skateboarders in the country, to teach them an entirely new discipline – the skateboard!  
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Maoz will be teaching the kids once a week and those who prove good enough will be enrolled as assistant teachers for next year's group.  The kids are getting brand new top of the range skateboards, shoes, helmets and other equipment and, we hope, will be the harbingers of a new Netanya-wide sport.  Rivka, one of our scholarship students in Neot Shaked's Students Build a Community Project, will be leading the group, taking them to and from the Park.  

Let's go skateboarding!  It's the newest sport in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo – who knows where this will lead for our youngsters???