Beit Safafa 311.
(photo credit: Michael Green)
Just a day after two vehicles were set ablaze in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of
Jerusalem, a unique educational center was opened in the same neighborhood by
the Bakehila organization.
The center offers educational and enrichment
activities to children from grades 5 to 10 from the neighborhood, all from
Arabic-speaking teachers and students.
Bakehila was established nine
years ago by venture capitalist Erel Margalit, and aims at revitalizing
Jerusalem by aiding children from underprivileged neighborhoods and developing
the skills they need to bridge social and economic gaps.
deputy principal of a Beit Safafa school, said, “The change these students have
undergone is indescribable. I see them in school, in the neighborhood, in our
mosques, and I notice the profound change wherever I go.”