Educating and inspiring deprived children in the Galil.
Teach First Israel recruits and selects top Israeli graduates and places them in schools serving economically disadvantaged children.
On average Israeli students from low-income backgrounds score more than 90 points lower than their high income peers in both reading and Mathematics. Teach First Israel and UJIA are seeking educational equality in the Galil, by implementing the scheme at the Darca Danciger High School in Kiryat Shmona.
The selected trainee teachers will be given ongoing support throughout their two year commitment in the north, allowing them to reach beyond the four walls of the classroom, helping students rise above the challenges they face and make up for any weaknesses in their school education.
In turn students will be able to benefit from an excellent education in Hebrew, English, Mathematics and Sciences, and maximise their future potential regardless of their socio-economic background. UJIA hopes that in the long term, raising the quality of education in the Galil will cultivate the new leadership necessary for change in the region.
UJIA Israel Director Natie Shevel said of Teach First, “By recruiting some of Israel’s most promising graduates we have the opportunity to inspire students in a fresh and relevant way; this will have a profound and much needed impact on the Galil’s education system and social fabric.”
"We have the opportunity to inspire students in a fresh and relevant way; this will have a profound and much needed impact on the Galil’s education system and social fabric.”
Decline in size of UK Jewish population since its post-war peak
Population of the Western Galil
Proportion of students at the UJIA-supported Western Galilee college who are women
Number of youth movements receiving key funding from UJIA
Number of young people in the Galil reached by the UJIA-supported Kibbutz Eshbal
Our programmes directly reach 11,500 young Jewish lives in the UK each year