An additional NIS 50 million will be added to the budget dedicated to
scholarships for needy students for the next school year, Minister of Education
Shay Piron announced on Thursday.
The decision means that the ministry
will fully fund annual school trips and cultural activities as well as provide
assistance in purchasing school supplies for some students.
more and more people below the poverty line,” Piron said in a statement, “This
is a social and moral warning, not just an economic one.”
“As a society,
we must not ignore the issue and move on,” he continued, “It is imperative that
we feel their pain, their difficulty and distress.”
decision, the scholarship budget is expected to double.