The Maor Ben Zion Foundation

under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg

The objective is to improve social cohesion and tolerance between various ethnic groups in Israel and the region.

 

The objective of the Maor Ben Zion Foundation is to improve social cohesion and tolerance between various ethnic groups in Israel and the region. The founders are guided by the conviction that a better education will lead to more tolerance among people. They have chosen to support educational projects in Israel in the hope that when people are educated, they are in a better position to communicate with one another, show understanding and thus are able to contribute actively to a more peaceful society.   

The first project supported by the foundation is concerned with the cultivation and the giving of better opportunities and hope to children in the area of Petach Tikva, one of the oldest cities of modern Israel.  Founded in 1878 the city has seen substantial development from an agricultural pioneer project to a modern industrial city. This development has attracted immigrants from all over the world who settled in communities surrounding the city. The project concentrates on public kindergartens in lower socio-economic neighbourhoods.  

 

 

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