Two projects are included that do not fit conveniently into the topics and problem areas above. One
involves training high school students to be entrepreneurs. The second integrates the aged into the
educational and social activities of a high school to develop mutual understanding between the younger
and older generations.
Young Entrepreneurs Course
JDC Israel/Education and Regional Projects Division
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 3489, Jerusalem 91034, Israel
Tel: (02) 557167; Fax: (02) 661244
To create a future cadre of young entrepreneurs.
To provide participants with the cognitive tools needed to understand the commercial-economic
To teach business skills.
To promote collaboration between schools and the regional factories and businesses.
Tenth and eleventh graders.
Program and Activities:
The Young Entrepreneurs Course was begun in 1990-9l in a number of high schools in urban districts,
moshavim and kibbutzim in the Upper Galilee and extended to the Northern Negev in 1992-93. The
program focuses on the development of an idea for an industrial product or marketing strategy. The
students are given an opportunity to become familiar with each stage of the process choosing an idea,
developing a prototype, conducting a market survey, investigating costing, initiating with an
appropriate manufacturer, and, in some instances, actually beginning production.
Each group meets regularly at its school to work on their projects. Meetings of all the participants are
held every two to three weeks to discuss various aspects of project development. Each project is
planned to last an academic year although students may continue working on their group projects until
Students present their idea to professionals in the field of marketing, production, industry and tourism
within their region to generate awareness of the program, acquire professional support and promote the
projects on a practical level.
The Senior Citizens Project at Kugel High School
Dov Rosenfarb, Principal
The H. Kugel High School
20 Hahistadrut Street
P.O. Box 252
Holon 58102, Israel
Tel. (03) 5012716
To integrate the aged into the educational and social activities of the Kugel High School.
To depict the inter-generational link with mutual responsibility of both the older and younger
To integrate the subject of aging into the educational process through a program titled "Living in a
Multi-Dimensional Society" aimed at changing students' attitudes regarding the aged.
To provide social, educational and therapeutic enrichment for the retired i.e., leisure time designed
for educational enrichment and finding new friends.
To engage the aged in voluntary services for other older people as well as participating in the
educational and community activities at school.
Program and Activities:
Begun in 1982, the Senior Citizens Project conducts two classes in the morning each class meets for
four hours twice a week. "Students" must have retired, have control of the Hebrew language, have at
least an elementary education and have a positive attitude toward voluntary community activities.
The educational program is based on subjects taught at the school literature, Bible, geography, civics,
physiology, biology and history with instruction adjusted to the senior citizens.
The project is jointly shared and operated by the Kugel High School, the Senior Citizens Association in
Holon and the Ministry of Labor and Welfare.
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