UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal)

Boosting education in northern Israel

In Merom HaGalil, a region close to Israel’s northern border, many families are stuck in a cycle of poverty fuelled by a weak educational system, unemployment and geographical isolation. Education is key to breaking this cycle: so we are funding programmes to give its children a brighter future.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 October 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1060078)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Children growing up in Merom HaGalil lack the opportunities that our children take for granted. In this beautiful, but neglected corner of Israel, educational achievement is low and school grades lag two years behind the national average. Geographically isolated, the region’s 12,700 citizens suffer from high unemployment, crumbling school buildings and underfunded education. That’s why UJIA is investing in Merom HaGalil – to close Israel’s educational gap and give its children a brighter future.


The Merom HaGalil Educational Programme is a holistic scheme to improve the quality of teaching and learning from infancy to primary school. It aims to boost educational achievement by funding more teachers and improving their skills, creating smaller class sizes, as well as extra support for weaker students and those with special needs. It will also deliver coaching for parents to strengthen their participation in their children’s learning.