GAP YEAR Social Action
We aim to learn about the communities of south Tel Aviv, identify their needs, and answer them to the best of our abilities by supplying volunteers and providing support and empowerment to the local neighborhood residents.
Placements may vary, but we usually have opportnities available in the following areas:
Tutoring in public schools in underprivileged neighborhoods
Running enrichment programs at community centers in underprivileged neighborhoods
Working with the children of south Tel Aviv's asylum seeker population (mostly from Sudan and Eritrea) & migrant worker population
Participants volunteer 2-3 times a week at 1-2 different placements. At the beginning of the program, you'll have an opportunity to tour the different volunteering options. With the guidance of BINA staff and according to your abilities and strengths, you'll choose your volunteer projects for the duration of the program.Volunteering will be with the Israeli Mechina participants some days, and just with the Gap group other days.
Below are two examples of many volunteer placements that our Gap participants take part in:
An after-school child care facility in the Bialik-Rogozin School that is populated by children of migrant workers and asylum seekers. The children at this program don’t have legal status in Israel. Gap participants will be helping the children engage learning, with the program functioning as a home away from home.
The Jaffa Institute is as a private, non-profit, multi-service social agency to assist the city of Jaffa’s severely disadvantaged children and their families. Gap participants will support the provision of educational, recreational, and social enrichment programs which enhance the self-esteem and academic performance of each child, thereby enabling them to succeed academically and break the cycle of inter-generational poverty into which they were born.