A fair from the heart: Pupils of the “Zin” elementary school raised 22,000 NIS which they will donate to a fund for the welfare of Holocaust survivors in Israel

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Pupils of the “Zin” elementary school at Midreshet Ben-Gurion initiated and produced a unique bazaar called “Fair from the Heart”.

At the fair the school children sold various products, many of which were the “fruits of their labor”, as well as donations of local agricultural produce, “second hand” items, and original arts and crafts. They also held an array of activities for the entire community all with the aim of raising a considerable amount of money to be donated to an organization that the school has adopted, which works for the welfare of Holocaust survivors in Israel. During the fair the “Zin” school community and the residents of Ramat Hanegev collected 22,000 NIS.

The fair was the culminating event of an educational learning and action process among elementary school children that fosters values of giving and doing for others while creating a meaningful communal encounter which the school sees itself being a part of.

The “Zin” school at Midreshet Ben-Gurion in Ramat Hanegev regards itself as a unique educational organization that aspires to create a wise and values-centered bond with the human and physical environment. The humanistic philosophy upon which the school is based attributes great importance to the values of solidarity, giving and mutual respect.

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 the “Zin” school at Midreshet Ben-Gurion was adorned in honor of the unique festive event named “Fair from the Heart.” The event was attended by coordinators of the learners’ community, the school’s educational staff, parents and residents of the Ramat Hanegev Regional Council