• Shiri Cohen, of Sapir College, is one of 1,500 students from southern Israel who received a scholarship at The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Nahal Oz.

    Shiri Cohen, of Sapir College, is one of 1,500 students from southern Israel who received a scholarship at The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Nahal Oz.

    Nathan Roi, The Jewish Agency for Israel ©
  • Keren-Hayesod and the Jewish community of the Netherlands granted these scholarships.

    Keren-Hayesod and the Jewish community of the Netherlands granted these scholarships.

    Nathan Roi, The Jewish Agency for Israel ©
  • Keren-Hayesod and the Jewish community of the Netherlands granted these scholarships.

    Keren-Hayesod and the Jewish community of the Netherlands granted these scholarships.

    Nathan Roi, The Jewish Agency for Israel ©
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Helping Students in Southern Israel, in the Aftermath of War

During Operation Protective Edge, “Sapir College was like a ghost town, empty of students entirely.”

Shiri Cohen, of Sapir College, is one of 1,500 students from southern Israel who received a scholarship at The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Nahal Oz.

The grant was given to her at the closing of a ceremony in Ashkelon, presided over by Board of Governors members and donors. Keren-Hayesod and the Jewish community of the Netherlands granted these scholarships.

Close to 70% of the 1,500 students receiving aid are studying in Sapir College, though other colleges with recipients include Ben Gurion University, the Ashkelon Academic College and Hemdat HaDaraom College among others.

With opening greetings from the president of Sapir College, of Shaar Hanegev, Professor Omri Yadlin, and from the Mayor of the city of Sderot Alon Davidi.

Rani Trainin told that the process of creating this program of student aid began in the heat of the war, on July 22. “Sapir College was like a ghost town, empty of students entirely.”

The college is normally a lively, bustling campus of 7,000 students and 1,500 staff and faculty. “Since Sapir College was established as a local community school,  the school has become a center for many other educational programs and activities. We see it as essential that this cornerstone be protected. It was on the Chairman Natan Sharansky’s visit to Sapir College, that we first raised the possibility to allocate funding to students,” Trainin says.

‘Both The Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations of North America have supported the college since Operation Protective Edge. Additionally, The Jewish Agency’s foundation for educational institutions was involved in the construction of this institution and of some of the faculty. There are many donations, specifically from the Education Fund,

Based on a decision by the government and by the Negev-Galil Ministry, a fundraising campaign has gone underway to encourage students to return to their homes in southern Israel.

President of Sapir College, Professor Omri Yadlin, thanked The Jewish Agency and its donors warmly, joined by the Head of the Regional Council Alon Schuster and Mayor of Sderot Alon Davidi.

06 Nov 2014 / 13 Heshvan 5775 0
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