Israel’s Athena Fund has provided more than 600 special education teachers in the cities of Be’er Sheva, Kiryat Gat, Dimona and the Bedouin Neve Midbar Regional Council with laptops during October as part of the “iPad for Every Special Education Teacher” program. In addition to iPads, the teachers will also receive 120 hours of techno-pedagogical training.
The program is designed to empower special education teachers in Israel and enable them to communicate better with their students.
Since the program’s launch in November 2015, approximately 1,300 special education teachers and kindergarten teachers across Israel have already received iPads.
This distribution was made possible thanks to contributions from the Athena Fund and its partners, the Israel Teachers Union’s Professional Advancement Fund, Bank Massad, Israel’s Ministry of Education, the United Israel Appeal of Canada, the Ted Arison Family Foundation, the Sylvan Adams Family Foundation, Mifal Hapayis (Israel’s national lottery), Kiryat Gat, Dimona and Be’er Sheva Municipalities, and the Neve Midbar Regional Council.