Subsidizing after school care for children from a Low Socio-economic Background

Extended School Day Program- 23 Schools
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REQUESTED DONATION:

$400,000

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Project: The Extended School Day program aims to provide additional learning and enrichment for students from 23 different schools

Objective: The program aims to support and enrich children from low socio-economic areas educationally and socially, and to provide them with a safe environment while their parents are at work.

Need: Elementary schools in south Tel Aviv and Yafo have low socio-economic ranks; the parents of these children are in low-skilled jobs requiring long hours; consequently they are not able to be present for their children until later in the evening, several hours after school usually finishes. For financial reasons, many of these families do not utilize the afternoon care programs or activities that are available elsewhere in the city. Children, therefore, go home
alone, unsupervised, or generally without adequate support.

Impact:  Strengthening the foundations for future academic success and improves access to opportunity.

Requested Donation (overall): $9,300,000 USD

Requested Donation (per school): $400,000 USD

 

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