Moona - A Space for Change, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Israel, the Israeli government, Bank Hapoalim and local authorities, inaugurated a chain of high-tech academies all across Israel's periphery on Wednesday.
Moona is an Israeli NGO that works to integrate Arab-Israelis into the hi-tech industry. The event took place at the organization's headquarters in Majd el-Kurum in northern Israel.
Attendees included Moona founder and former IDF combat pilot Asaf Brimer, the US Embassy's economical counsler Larry Memmott and several mayors of Arab towns in northern Israel.
"The Biden Administration considers the economic advancement of Israel's middle class and the periphery to be of great importance," said Memmott.
"We are thrilled to work with organizations like Moona through the administration's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Today, we are celebrating this collaboration and the trust Moona has helped build between diverse communities," Memmott added.
Young Israelis from all sectors, including Arab, haredi and secular, receive high-tech experience and training in Moona centers across Israel.
Moona aims to launch 10 more centers across Israel by the end of 2022, with the goal of integrating tens of thousands of young people into the Israeli high-tech industry.