Milan Rotary Mission Visits Green Leadership Classrooms
Milan Rotary Club mission visits Green Leadership classrooms established by KKL-JNF in Arab villages in Israel.
The Milan Rotary Club mission to Israel was hosted by KKL-JNF on February 20, 2014. Members of the mission invited to see an educational project for coexistence and were invited to a green leadership classroom in the school of the Arab village of Ras Ali in northern Israel. The mission, numbering about forty members, was led by Pier Francesco Fumagalli, Vice Director of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, who was accompanied by Massimo Audisio Adv., the President of Rotary Milan; and Dr. Mauro Agosta, the General Secretary of Ambrosiana.
250 students from two villages—Ras Ali and Khwalad—are enrolled in the local school, grades 1 to 8, and the school principal, Mahmoud Khalaf, briefly described the environmental activities of the students and teachers. “We have created young leadership. Every class has two representatives who meet once or twice a week to discuss environmental activities being implemented as well as future programs. Our goal is to increase the protection of nature by motivating the students, and through them to reach their parents and the other residents of the village.”
The KKL-JNF Youth and Education Division has installed 26 green leadership classrooms in Arab communities so far, and all of them have educational sessions led by KKL-JNF guides on green environmental leadership. Yirmi David, Director of KKL-JNF's Leadership Classrooms Project, who is responsible for their installation in schools throughout the country, said that 190 green leadership classrooms have already been installed all over Israel.
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