- Israel La'ad
Israel La'ad was founded in 2004 to address the needs of the
underprivilegedin Israeli societyby providing afternoon homework assistance, and a Ride for Pride bike riding program for teenagersat risk, and a fooddelivery program for the elderly.
Afternoon Homework Assistance
The afternoon homework assistance program helps 6, 7 & 8th
grade youthat riskdevelop skillsnecessary to become successful students. This age groupappears to be the most receptive to this type of help. Israel La'ad works with kidswho are identified by welfareagencies as being in danger of dropping out of school or of getting involved with crimeor drugs. Priority is given to children of immigrantswho suffer from a high rate of unemploymentand who have had difficulty integrating within Israeli society. These kids live in homes that cannot provide basic learning tools or conditions necessary to do homeworkor review school lessons.
The program provides
teacherswho work with between 3 and 5 children. After the teacher identifies each child's weakness, the kids are referred to a teacherfor 1 on 1 tutoringthe best kind of tutoring you can give [Minot State University (Small Group Tutoring vs Individual - January 2004) [http://www.minotstateu.edu/tutoring/pdf/tutor_newsletter.pdf] ] .
Ride for Pride
"Ride for Pride" is a
bikeprogram for youth at risk of dropping out of school. It provides children with an incentive and reward for working hard in school. It instills in them a sense of belonging and achievement and a loveand appreciation of Israel[ אריאל Local ( Hebrew) [http://www.local.co.il/ariel/1751/printart.htm] ] .Ride for pride started in 2005 in the towns of Qatzrinand Gedera.
The project has received enthusiastic
feedbackfrom teachersand social workers[ Ynet News( Hebrew) [http://www.ynet.co.il/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3330164,00.html] ] who are impressed with the transformationthe children have experienced. It has gotten children from low socio-economicbackgrounds to excel at schooland introduced them to a healthy sportthey might otherwise have been denied.
Feed the Hungry
"Feed the Hungry" is a food delivery program that operates in the towns of
Ashdod, Yavne' and Kiryat Malachi, where the need is significant. Volunteersdeliver "Weekend Baskets" of basic necessities every Thursday evening to over 500 needy families. Recipients are mainly elderly and lonely people including many Holocaustsurvivors in their 70's or 80's, or new immigrants. The program also assists younger families experiencing economicstress or extended periods of unemployment. It provides the needy with a ray of hope and a steady supply of ample nourishing food
* [http://www.israel-laad.org Israel Laad]
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