Using tech to connect to different sectors of Israeli society
Students from Yeshivat AMIT Kfar Ganim were invited to a special celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day at the President’s Residence, where they presented a unique initiative they developed as part of President Rivlin’s “Israeli Hope” program.
That program aims to unite different sectors within Israeli society and create a more cohesive Israel. The students developed a platform called “tec4schools,” which they use to communicate with students from an Arab school in the city of Sakhnin in northern Israel and students from a special-needs school in Tel Aviv.
Together the students learn about Judaism and Islam using this online platform. They plan and build a “virtual home” in which the different cultures and religions are represented.
At the ceremony, the Kfar Ganim students described the connection that has developed between them and the students from the other schools and demonstrated how their innovation works.
“Forging ties between the various streams in Israeli society is one of the educational foundations of the yeshiva, which educates students to accept the other and to take responsibility for the future of the nation and the state,” said principal Amir Spokoiny.
In addition to President Rivlin, Nobel Prize Laureate Dan Schectman and other leading scientists attended the ceremony.