Training talented young Israelis to lead in the Galil
For tomorrow's Galil
In Israel, local municipalities in under-resourced communities lack professional civil servants, and as a result local services have suffered.
There is an urgency to train quality young professionals from peripheral communities who have the potential and motivation to lead, and at the same time understand the challenges faced by local cities and towns in remote parts of Israel.
UJIA is now supporting Atidim’s newest programme, Cadets for Municipal and Public Service, which trains qualified, inspired, and committed young people from the Galil to enter key positions in Israel’s municipal civil service sector. The ultimate goal is to revitalise and strengthen local government and civic society in Israel’s north.
The tailor-made MA in Public Policy at Haifa University offers academic studies, tutoring, mentoring, and specially developed seminars, field trips and study days.
In their first year, participants are placed in public service internships to understand civil service on a national level. During their second year, students intern in local municipalities where they get valuable on-the-job training and insight into the daily workings of local government.
We believe that it’s the practical training of local people that can transform the Galil in the long term, overturning trends of low income, lack of opportunity and poverty.
"For over a decade Atidim has been striving to bridge the social-financial gaps between Israel's periphery and its center."
School students benefiting from our UJIA JAMS programme in the last year
Number of young people in the Galil reached by the UJIA-supported Kibbutz Eshbal
Population of the Western Galil
Young people sent on UJIA-supported Israel tour, gap year and other Israel experience programmes last year
Merom Hagalil’s income is almost 40% below the national average
WE SEND MORE THAN 50% OF OUR 16 YEAR-OLDS TO ISRAEL WITH THE UK YOUTH MOVEMENTS EVERY YEAR