February 10, 2010 / 26 Shvat 5770
Preparing for the first grade was never so much fun.
Soon-to-be first graders and their parents living in the absorption center at Kibbutz Beit Alfa in the North of Israel were treated to a new computer software program in February, 2010, that makes learning Hebrew fun and educational. Designed to be interactive, the program is geared towards children and adults working together to acquire language skills – an agenda that benefits both generations of new immigrants.
This new software is made part of young immigrants' education through YESODOT (Heb: Foundations), a Jewish Agency program that helps Ethiopian youngsters (pre-school through 12th grade) achieve new levels of personal and academic success through education and social initiatives. YESODOT activities take place in the supportive environment of Jewish aAgency absorption centers.
YESODOT is funded by Jewish Federations and private donors from around the world.