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Bamaaleh (upward bound) Program for Grades 1-4

Target Population:

30 children in grades 1-4 most of whom are members of the Ethiopian community in Beer Sheva

Activity Framework

Sunday to Wednesday afternoons from 4:00PM to 6:45PM

במעלהThe framework includes educational assistance, socio-emotional support, experiential enrichment both individually and in small groups, adapted to the needs and capabilities of each child, facilitating both personal and group advancement.

The Program's Objectives:

  • Providing a supportive framework after school hours
  • Reducing educational, social and value gaps
  • Reinforcing the children's personal competency and self image, while also reinforcing the heritage and tradition of the Ethiopian community
  • Reinforcing ties between parents and their children
  • Creating a system that is not detached from the child's natural environment
  • Promoting excellence in the fields of studies, sport and the theatre arts
  • Empowering parental authority via workshops for parents

The Program's Goals

  1. Opening two workgroups allowing children to participate in afternoon activity from 4:00PM to 6:45PM with a personal coordinator/counselor assisted by a volunteer.

1) A group for grades 1-2, up to 15 participants

2) A group for grades 3-4, up to 15 participants.

  1. Building a support system, by creating confidence and regular open communication between the child and the counselor, between the counselor and the parents, and between the child and the parents.

For personal stories about pupils who participated in the program…

To contribute to the program via Almaya…

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