This school is attended by children of different ethnic and religious backgrounds: Jews, Christians, Moslems, migrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
The majority of children come from poor conditions and fulfill hardly any academic requirements. The situation is further complicated by the fact that parents cannot provide sufficient support for their children due to economic and social problems as well as language barriers.
Together with the Tel Aviv Yaffo Foundation, the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation funded the construction of a new wireless computer system including laptops that can be integrated in daily school activities. It enables more than 300 students from different backgrounds to receive better access to modern technology. The goal is to improve children’s academic achievements by developing an educational program that supports learning difficulties and provides different programs for languages and, science.
THANK YOU LETTER FROM THE TEL AVIV- YAFFO FOUNDATION:
Dear Mrs. Sixt,we would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you on your generous contribution of the Mobile Computer Lab to the Hashmonaim School. Enclosed are updated pictures of your donation in daily use. Your gift has immensely improved both the access to knowledge and learning environment of the 317 students and their educational faculty. In addition, the mobile computer lab will benefit future incoming students, who will gain from your generosity for years to come.
The majority of the Hashmonaim School's parent population does not have the financial resources nor the educational background to support their children's educational development. Catering to a mixed-ethnic, low socioeconomic population, the staff strive to provide students with the essential academic resources often lacking within their homes. Your generous donation implemented wireless networking of the entire school site, a portable computer lab filled with laptops for student and staff use, a charging dock, and an interactive projector. These items significantly further teachers' instruction and provide the means for success for every student.
Two students from the Hashmonaim' School had this to share about the impact of computers on their education:
" When the teacher explained in class I did not understand, after I saw the information on the computer it all made sense." - 5th grader
"When we learn in class sometimes it's difficult for me to concentrate, the computers keep me interested." -4th grader
Michal Nachum, Principal of the Hashmonaim School states "our school faces many unique challenges as the majority of our students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, a variety of cultures, and many are recent immigrants to Israel. The addition of the mobile computer lab promotes visual learning through innovative technologies that can be adapted for all students. Additionally, the new lab also encourages technology exposure and skills to the teaching staff that will advance the process of instruction and in turn permits further academic development to occur. We are grateful for everything your donation has and will continue to do for the betterment of the school".
Your gift will make an ongoing academic impact on the lives of the children and families of this special educational facility. The City of Tel Aviv Municipality and the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Foundation were proud to partner with you on this project and value our ongoing relationship. This unique project instills pride in everyone associated with it.
Mayor of Tel Aviv and International Chairman of the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Foundation
Director General The Tel Aviv- Yaffo Foundation