Children learn to become FoodTech entrepreneurs in Israel's hummus capital

Among the attendees of the meeting included Margalit himself and the mayor of Abu Ghosh, Salim Jaber.

Hummus dish with tahini (photo credit: PIXABAY)
Hummus dish with tahini
(photo credit: PIXABAY)

Children attended an event where they learned to become FoodTech entrepreneurs on Tuesday in Abu Ghosh, a city that is considered to be Israel's hummus capital.

Located a few kilometers west of Jerusalem, the event is part of an initiative by entrepreneur and investor Erel Margalit that is called "BaKehila," (in the community), which first arrived in the city four years ago in collaboration with the local municipality, community center and volunteers from learning centers with experience in working with children grades 3-6.

Among the attendees were Margalit himself and Abu Ghosh Mayor Salim Jaber. 

The meeting engaged with thousands of children all over Israel in innovation and entrepreneurship and gave them direct exposure to the tech industry.

Goal and organization of the event

The goal of the event is to establish a connection between the young children of Abu Ghosh, the tech industry and technological innovation. The children involved come from elementary schools from many municipalities.

Hummus and Falafel, Israel's favorite chickpea-based dishes (credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)Hummus and Falafel, Israel's favorite chickpea-based dishes (credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)

The meeting itself also showcased a production overview of chickpea powder. InnovoPro, which was one of the first companies in the world to produce concentrated chickpea protein, has has also developed chickpea products since then such as hard cheeses, crackers and mayonnaise.