HEMDA Science Education Center 'Adopt-A-Class'
Promoting excellence in science education for high school students from all backgrounds
HEMDA is Tel Aviv-Yafo’s leading center for science education and provides advanced instruction in physics, chemistry and computational science to gifted students from high schools across the city. HEMDA strives to provide every gifted student in Tel Aviv-Yafo, regardless of their socio-economic background, the opportunity to study science at the highest level possible.
Science is a gateway subject to engineering and high tech – critical and highly-valued professions in the Start-Up Nation. HEMDA offers a positive learning environment where students can share ideas and knowledge, engage in scientific enquiry, and excel, regardless of their background. Given HEMDA’s outstanding academic success, student demand is constantly increasing.
HEMDA also helps to build the next generation of scientists for Research & Development (R&D) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), academia and business who will lead the State of Israel and the world into the future. Science and technology are instrumental to Israel’s defense and economy. Therefore, a pipeline of expertise in physics, chemistry, and computer science is essential to battle the new threat – cyber warfare – and to retain Israel’s competitive advantage as the ‘Start-up Nation’.
HEMDA offers three main programs of study for students in 10th – 12th grades: Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Students experience a range of formal classes, special workshops and lectures, field trips and conferences.
The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo is committed to matching every dollar that is donated to HEMDA. To support students’ full curriculum (from grades 10-12), the Tel Aviv Foundation seeks a philanthropic investment for a period of three years.
Donation requested (over three years): $150,000.