program bringing 75 North American college graduates to volunteer in
Israel for 10 months teaching English in underprivileged communities was
launched on Monday by Masa and the Education Ministry.
The new “Israel
Teaching Fellows” initiative seeks to address the widespread
underperformance of youth in low-income communities while offering a
unique Israel experience to participants.
"With the new Israel Teaching
Fellows project, we benefit doubly: We both strengthen the bond between
Diaspora youth and Israel, and strengthen the teaching of the English
language in the Israeli periphery,” said Natan Sharansky, the chairman
of Jewish Agency which Masa is part of.
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