Jewish Agency and Weizmann Institute Send 3 Ethiopian Teens to Space Camp

August 7, 2009 / 16 Av 5769


Three Ethiopian teens, part of the Jewish Agency’s Sparks of Science program, are in Turkey this week at an international space camp run in partnership with NASA. The teens, who will start sophomore year in the fall, were sent at the initiative of the Jewish Agency and the Weizmann Institute and are part of an Israeli delegation of high school students.

 The Jewish Agency’s Sparks of Science program provides academic enrichment for Ethiopian high school students with classes in science, technology, math and English at Israel’s top academic institutions, including the renown Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot; classes are taught by Weizmann faculty and tutoring session by students.

 At the space camp, the three students, Ilan, Bat-El, and Sarit, will spend a week with high school students from around the world, doing science experiments, meeting astronauts and experiencing a simulated flight to the moon.

Photo caption: Off to Space Camp: Bat-El Eliyahu and Sarit Masasa, on the campus of the Weizmann Institute as part of the Jewish Agency’s Sparks of Science program, are attending space camp this week in Turkey.

For further information contact:
Michael Jankelowitz,
Liaison to the Foreign Press, Jewish Agency for Israel
Mobile: +972-52-6130220
Voice-mail: +972-2-620-2780 




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