The decision to focus on women’s education came when we noticed the education courses we and others are offering were attended mostly by men. In our discussion with the community we learned that the women who work very hard have to stay with the children after work and can’t attend these classes. Therefore we have decided to target women as a group who lacks education service at the moment.
The different courses of the program will occur at hours that are convenient for women and we will arrange, along with the families, specific solutions of babysitting for the children while the mothers are at class.
We will offer courses in English, Hebrew and two courses in computer skills.
The courses in English and Hebrew will help the women communicate in their daily life in Israel. Currently the women are facing a difficulty to deal in any meeting with a Doctor, employer, neighbor, etc. In particular studying Hebrew is important. Many of the women have children in the Israeli education system and learning Hebrew will assist them understanding what their child is studying. In addition, studying the spoken language in Israel will help the women to get to know the Israeli culture. We also hope that by improving their language skills women will be able to study in other fields according to their interest.
The women will be offered two courses in computers which will open our new computer center. We believe that acquiring computer skills can assist the women finding future jobs and the possibility to further their studies in other fields as well as in keeping in touch with their families outside of Israel. In addition most the women’s children get along quite well with computers and computer skills can help the relation of the mothers with their children.
The first course we will offer in computer skills would be computer user skills. The course will include a lesson or two for each basic use of a computer from internet and mail to managing files and writing documents in office word.
The second course will be computer creative course. This course would also concentrate on basic uses of the computer but will try to give a deeper understanding of how the computer works, as well as how to solve specific problems. Towards the second half of this course we will also try to give the women a taste of technician skills like writing their own program and understanding basic concepts in computer science.
The teachers of each course would be experienced Israeli teachers that volunteer with us along with community members who will teach with them. We strongly believe in the cooperation between the community members and our Israeli volunteers.
The English class is not currently being offered, if there is enough interest we will begin a session. If you are interested in taking the women’s English class contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The computer creative class is not currently being offered, if there is enough interest we will begin a session. If you are interested in taking the women’s English class contact us at email@example.com
The computer user class is not currently being offered, if there is enough interest we will begin a session. If you are interested in taking the women’s English class contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org