The Karev Program for Educational Involvement operates to enact educational and social change that promotes and encourages the reduction of gaps in Israeli society, offering equal opportunities through enrichment and empowerment in the education system. The program is operated by the IACC and the Association for Change in Education (Tafnit Bchinuch). It was established by the Rashi Foundation and operates in 114 local authorities.
The program introduces unique enrichment programs, new areas of learning, and teaching methods for instructors in the formal education system. The Karev program provides solutions for different sectors of Israeli society, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations in the geographic and social periphery. Karev promotes social and educational issues of national importance such as immigrant absorption, violence prevention, raising environmental awareness and empowering those involved in children's education through community partnership - local authorities, education departments, and more. Karev also works to strengthen educational settings, including schools and kindergartens, and increase parental involvement.
The program's goal is to develop an ongoing dialogue and cooperation between all partners in educational practice, to develop and strengthen the autonomy of the child and the educational institution, and to increase the length of the school day in order to expand and enrich the curriculum.
Karev Program Operations:
Incorporate enrichment and empowerment programs into the school day: Unique enrichment programs, experiential and captivating teaching methods and areas of learning in elementary schools and kindergartens. In addition, Karev offers activities that support learning, parental involvement and support educational personnel as a result of the extended school day.
Afternoon kindergartens – Extending the school day in municipal kindergartens (ages 3-5) to 16:30: These kindergartens will have a set daily schedule, didactic and pedagogical activities under the guidance of their teachers, varied enrichment programs, life skills activities and a hot lunch.
Social Network: Supporting boys and girls in need with a focus on schools serving disadvantaged populations in the social and geographic periphery.
Green Network: Education and involvement in environmental activism in cooperation with the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership in order to place the socio-environmental issues on the agenda of schools and communities.
Intercultural Bridge: A program to bring together various sectors and cultures, including immigrants and students of Ethiopian and Eastern European origin, at the educational institution.
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