New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Many children from kindergartens throughout Kiryat Malachi came to the city's central park on Monday, May 9 2016 for a ceremony in celebration of the State of Israel’s 68th Independence Day
. After the ceremony, senior staff from JNF UK and Israel set out to inaugurate three kindergartens and a new youth center in the city, all thanks to donations from Friends of JNF UK.
“In Kiryat Malachi we have a tradition of celebrating Independence Day in a special way with you amazing kindergarten children. This year we have decided to use the event to express our appreciation for those who work for the future of our city and its inclusion in the wave of progress that has enveloped the State of Israel,” declared Kiryat Malachi Mayor Eliyahu Zohar in his opening speech at the ceremony.
He expressed his personal gratitude to JNF UK
Chairman Mr. Samuel Hayek for his presence at the event and for his sensitive help in developing Kiryat Malachi and creating a foundation of good quality of life and equal opportunity for the city’s residents and their children.
When he finished speaking, the mayor presented Samuel Hayek with a certificate of appreciation for JNF UK’s efforts to provide a better life and future for the city’s children. This work has greatly contributed to the advancement and benefit of the population as a whole, and the special help extended by JNF UK is enabling the city to develop in accordance with the vision of its founders. Samuel Hayek was personally awarded the title of Yakir HaIr (“Esteemed Citizen of the City”) for his extensive work for the Negev in general and for Kiryat Malachi in particular.
“Today, too, there are many challenges, though they may be different ones. We recognize this, and that is why we have come to stand shoulder to shoulder with you. JNF, together with our friends at KKL-JNF Israel, extends its hand to you both this year and in the years to come, to help you to continue to build, flourish and grow,” said Samuel Hayek in his speech at the ceremony. He assured his listeners that cooperation for the further development of this city, to which he attaches a special importance, would continue.
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