Programmes of Excellence at The Ruppin Institute of Marine Science
Description of the Project :
Encouraging talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training. 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.
How the Project Works :
The teenagers are given courses in biology, chemistry, computer skills, marine science and ecology once a week for 3 hours. They are collected from school and given lunch on the way. ESRA has established a community garden in the Institute as a way for the children to "give back" into the community that is enriching them. Two Students from ESRA's Students Build a Community Projects receive extra scholarships to lead these two groups.
About the Participants :
7th & 8th grade highly motivated children from underprivileged areas in Netanya's schools are taken to the Ruppin Marine Science Institute in Mevuoth Yam, Mikhmoret
The Partners :Private Donors
Additional Information :ESRA provides these two groups with a 2 year course which gives them not only academic advancement, but also leadership and life skills.
The Costs :Transport, Professional Staff, Food, Equipment and Administration.