Donate to Israel: Shaping Future Innovators in Science and Tech with Amalnet

Towards the close of the 20th century, the Amal network underwent a significant transformation, shifting its focus from vocational training to becoming a beacon for scientific and technological education. This strategic pivot was essential to align with the emerging needs of Israel's economy and to support its burgeoning reputation as a "startup nation." The emphasis on advanced technological subjects has been integral in reinforcing the nation's industrial backbone and fostering economic growth. This shift underscores the evolving educational imperatives necessary to keep pace with a rapidly changing global tech landscape.

Donate To Israel's Resilience: A Call to Action for the Amal Community

Amid the challenges posed by significant budget cuts across government ministries due to war impacts and the pressing need for economic revitalization, the Amal community, home to over 100,000 individuals, urgently appeals for your philanthropic support. These unprecedented times have magnified the importance of providing our students with comprehensive social, emotional, and financial support, ensuring they have the resources to overcome adversity. Our commitment is deeply rooted in Jewish values and the enduring spirit of Israel, guiding us to stand firm in our mission to support and uplift every member of our community. Through your generous donations, we aim to revive the essence of learning and instill a renewed sense of hope among our youth. Your contribution to donate to Israel today signifies a beacon of support for Israel and the vital lifeline for the children within the Amal community, ensuring that the future remains bright despite the current challenges. We extend our deepest appreciation for your willingness to stand with us during these critical times, as your generosity is not just a donation but a testament to the strength and unity of our global community in facing adversity.

Cultivating Innovation: The Role of Amalnet Centers

Amal aims at creating innovation Centers in each one of its schools. These Centers will create a culture of thinking, discussing and experimenting in small groups. Creative practice is the launchpad for new ventures with frontier technologies like Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence(AI)  and Extended Reality (XR). Through programs anchored in design, social research, performing arts, and technology Amal aims to empower entrepreneurial efforts to create new solutions and make a positive impact in each one of the school’s communities.

The Centers will also be a focal point in their communities as they will create an innovation ecosystem that will bring together teachers,  students, industry professionals and  startup entrepreneurs to develop prototypes, applications, exhibitions, and performances. We encourage purposeful exploration and collaboration through tailor-made study programs hackathons, public events, and publications.

Community Problem-Solving: The Impact of Hackathons

This program is an exciting opportunity to invest in the future of our community and its young minds. Our High School Hackathon Program is not just an event; it’s a transformative experience that empowers students to collaborate, innovate, and take the lead in addressing real-world challenges. The program will ensure all schools under the Amal Educational network will dare to dream big and become more positively involved in their communities. The hackathon environment is a breeding ground for collaboration and teamwork. By working together on coding projects and technological solutions, students learn the value of diverse perspectives and the power of collective innovation. But the hackathon experience goes beyond coding; it cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset. Students are challenged to identify problems within their communities and develop innovative solutions. Our hackathon program is designed to connect students with real-world issues faced by their communities. By tackling these challenges head-on, students gain practical problem-solving skills and a sense of purpose in using technology for the greater good. Beyond the hackathon, our program encourages students to implement their solutions, fostering a sense of community engagement and social responsibility. The program is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech and entrepreneurial spheres, ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to explore and contribute to the exciting world of technology. Investing in this Hackathon Program will be contributing to the development of a generation of young entrepreneurs and problem solvers who will shape the future of our community and beyond.

Empowering Girls in STEM: Breaking Barriers

This transformative program is aimed at inspiring teenage girls in middle schools to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. While many girls traditionally opt for humanities at the A-level stage, our initiative has proven to be a catalyst for breaking down gender stereotypes and steering young minds toward the limitless possibilities in the world of technology and science. Historically, there has been a significant gender gap in STEM fields, with fewer women pursuing careers in science and technology. Our program directly addresses this gap by creating an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages girls to explore and embrace STEM disciplines. By fostering interest at a critical age, we aim to narrow the gender disparity in these fields. Many girls possess untapped potential in STEM, but societal expectations or stereotypes may discourage them from pursuing these subjects. Our program serves as a catalyst for unlocking this hidden potential, showcasing the exciting and diverse opportunities available in technology and scientific fields. By doing so, we empower these young girls to envision themselves as future leaders in STEM.

Engaging in hands-on STEM activities also instills confidence and resilience in our participants. Through interactive projects and mentorship, girls develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities, and a growth mindset. These qualities are not only crucial for success in STEM but are universally applicable in navigating the challenges of any career path. Diversity is a driving force behind innovation. By encouraging more girls to pursue STEM, we contribute to creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Diverse perspectives lead to creative solutions and breakthroughs, ensuring that the technological advancements of tomorrow are shaped by a broad range of experiences and ideas. Introducing girls to STEM subjects during their formative years significantly influences their later academic and career choices. This program is sowing the seeds for a future generation of female scientists, engineers, and technologists who will contribute to advancements that benefit society as a whole. Supporting this program will not only enable us to continue and expand this impactful initiative to all middle schools in the Amal Educational Network, but will also contribute to shaping a future where girls confidently pursue STEM education, break through barriers, and emerge as leaders in fields that have historically been underrepresented by women.

Digital Literacy: Preparing for the Future

Digital orientation in middle and high school education is paramount in preparing teenagers for the rapidly evolving digital landscape. In today’s interconnected world, digital literacy is a fundamental skill that goes beyond mere technological know-how; it encompasses critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication. Introducing activities such as coding workshops, online collaboration projects, and digital research assignments can foster a hands-on approach to learning. These initiatives not only enhance technical proficiency but also promote creativity and adaptability. Moreover, digital orientation equips students with the skills needed for future careers, emphasizing the importance of responsible online behavior, cybersecurity awareness, and information evaluation. By integrating such activities into the curriculum, schools empower students to navigate the digital realm with confidence, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Bridging Minds: The Ma'Aleh Adomim Brain Research Center

This is a wonderful opportunity for a naming recognition after a philanthropist whose vision is to advance science in Israel through highschool education. This project aims at young middle school students in the Jerusalem area and is intended to significantly upgrade innovative scientific education. This unique Center, although based inside a school, will serve its entire community. The establishment of the Brain Research Center at the heart of Ma’aleh Adomim will embark on a groundbreaking journey to ignite curiosity and foster creativity. Imagine a space where young minds are inspired to unravel the mysteries of the brain, where the wonders of neuroscience come to life in an immersive and interactive setting. The Center will transcend traditional classroom boundaries, serving as a hub for experiential learning and exploration. Through dynamic exhibits, hands-on activities, and student-led initiatives, visitors will be exposed to the complexities of the human brain. From understanding basic neuroanatomy to delving into cutting-edge research, every aspect of the Center will be designed to spark curiosity and ignite passion for neuroscience.

As Amal believes in the power of community collaboration and in harnessing the collective strength of its schools, the Brain Research Center will not only be a resource for the Amal students but a focal point for the entire region. By opening the doors to the wider community, we aim to draw more youngsters into the scientific subjects. The Center will be the only one of its kind in the region. This is an exciting opportunity to turn Ma’aleh Adomim into the capital of the study of Brain Research among Israeli teens.