New School Opened for Kids Displaced by War

8 November, 2023   |   3 weeks ago

Jerusalem, 8 November, 2023 (TPS) -- A new temporary school opened at Tel Aviv University for students who were evacuated from the northern town Kiryat Shmona, Israel’s northernmost city located on the border with Lebanon at the top of what is known as “The Finger of the Galilee.”

The new school is intended for 600 students, both boys and girls, from grades 1-12. It was established by a joint initiative of the Northern District and the Tel Aviv District of the Ministry of Education, under the leadership of Ofer Zafarani, principal of the Ort “Danziger” school in Kiryat Shmona and Shula Ben Shetrit, principal of the “Mitzudot” (Citadels) school In Kiryat Shmona.

It provides many classrooms, assembly halls and sophisticated laboratories for the benefit of the students at no cost and teachers from the northern schools who themselves needed to evacuate their homes will be teachers there.

Director of Israel’s North District Dr. Orna Simhon: “Establishing the school for the evacuated students is the order of the hour since the [evacuated] students’ stay in the dorms will be long and it is of great importance to maintain a learning routine and meetings with friends and the teaching staff who are familiar figures to the students.”