Israel's schools: Better scores, less violence and absences, but more hunger - survey

Published date23 June 2022
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
NEVET is an organization that provides daily meals for over 11,000 Israeli schoolchildren living in a state of food insecurity

"Since 2019 our activities have increased by 30 percent but in large part, due to COVID-19, the scope of poverty has grown even faster and the negative impacts on children have been enormous."

Rotem Yosef-Giladi, CEO of NEVET

The survey showed overall positive trends in academic performance and in-school behavior in schools participating in NEVET's program. However, this year also saw a spike in the number of students in need of food.

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"Since 2019 our activities have increased by 30 percent but in large part, due to COVID-19, the scope of poverty has grown even faster and the negative impacts on children have been enormous," explained Rotem Yosef-Giladi, CEO of NEVET.

"We regularly speak to local community leaders and Knesset members as well as philanthropists who share our vision to simply provide a sandwich to each kid who needs it, which not only gives them nutrition but also self-confidence and the ability to thrive in their educational frameworks."

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