Extending Academic & Enrichment Hours for Students

Building A Better School Day
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REQUESTED DONATION:

16,800,000 NIS

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FOR DONATION

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PROGRAMS / EDUCATION

BACKGROUND

The City of Tel Aviv-Yafo serves 67 primary schools. Over the years, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has
invested considerable resources in reinforcing and expanding learning and enrichment hours during
the school day and after-hours. During the 2016-2017 academic year, a unique program was
established to extend the school hours across primary schools within the Tel Aviv-Yafo until 16:30.THE

THE NEED

The purpose of the program is to take advantage of the afternoon hours in order to promote the
students in a variety of educational and social fields and to bring them to a high level of readiness for
fourth grade. Afterschool programs can boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors,
promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working
parents. The program operates in all the elementary schools in the southern part of Tel Aviv and in
Yafo. The curriculum, led by the Pedagogical Division of the Municipal Division of Education and the
Ministry of Education includes language, math, English, and science lessons under the guidance of
professional teachers. The enrichment program also includes music, robotics, art, sports, and more.
Additionally, the program includes a hot lunch for the students.

The average hours added to each class is between 12-20 hours in each school per week. The program
operates in 24 schools in the Southern part of the City and Yafo, touching the lives of 3,759 pupils
between the 1-3 grades. Of those pupils, 3,000 participated in the extended day program between the
2016-2017 academic year.

THE INVESTMENT 

The program cost includes the employment of teachers, materials, equipment, security, transportation, maintenance, and more. The budget of each school varies based on the number of participating students and the number of classes that operate within each school.

Total project cost (24 schools): 25,500,000 NIS
Parental Contribution: 8,700,000 NIS
Requested Donation (per school): 700,000 NIS

REQUESTED DONATION: 16,800,000 NIS

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