In today’s Jerusalem reality, to get things done – at the Municipality, at the water, telephone or electric companies – you need to know Hebrew.
Last year, as part of MiniActive’s efforts to provide professional development to its participants, and in order to improve the women’s effectiveness, they began participating in weekly Hebrew courses, offered by Speaking Hebrew, which takes place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Last year 150 women and teenagers took part. This year, over 200 studied Hebrew from MiniActive!
Last week, they held a year-end party for 300 participants and their families, volunteer teachers, and everyone involved in the program.
There were congratulatory speeches.
Graduation certificates were distributed.
And the women shared the fantastic food that they’d prepared for the party.
The women told of how fun it was to learn in the classes – not the standard frontal lessons, but also games and other interactive methods.
See you next year!
Here’s the Facebook post (in Arabic):
Many thanks to the Jerusalem Foundation for its ongoing support for this project.