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Programs for schools

El HaLev's educational programs provide a comprehensive curriculum of social-emotional skills, effective communication strategies, and hands-on physical experiences. These elements collectively equip participants to recognize risky situations, enhance resilience, respond effectively to violence in real-time, and safeguard themselves against potential harm.

The program is structured around a series of group sessions for the students and trainings for the educational staff. During these sessions, students acquire the tools to navigate situations involving personal boundaries and various forms of violence, whether from acquaintances or strangers, in public spaces or close circles. The curriculum also addresses social pressure and bullying.

Each lesson plan incorporates engaging activities such as simulations, games, discussions, demonstrations. The research highlights the effectiveness of experiential learning, revealing notable enhancements in various metrics and successful knowledge assimilation.

Delivered by a highly qualified team with extensive experience, the courses and workshops have positively impacted tens of thousands of students. The program tailors its approach to age and cultural appropriateness, fostering a secure and nurturing environment that enhances the mental well-being of both students and staff.

1 out of 5

Boys and girls up to the age of 12 are Victims of sexual violence Physically, sexually and emotionally

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1 out of 4

Girls under the age of 18 are sexually abused

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1 out of 2

Boys and girls suffer some form of injury or abuse

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and violent discourse in the school and virtual space

El HaLev's educational programs stem from a holistic perspective that regards imparting skills to prevent and address violence, sexual abuse, bullying, and social pressures as paramount for any society. These programs, developed by experts in education, care, and gender dynamics, accommodate the diverse spectrum of Israeli society, respecting its cultural and religious variations.

Key Elements of Our Educational Programs: 

Identification of Risk Situations and Warning Signs: The students will develop the ability to recognize potential dangers and early signs of violence. 

Real-time Violence Response: Students will acquire skills to respond effectively to violent situations as they unfold. 

Building Confidence through Body Empowerment: By forming a positive connection with their bodies, students will discover newfound self-assurance and inner strength. 

Recognizing Different Kinds and Forms of Violence: Students will learn to distinguish between various forms of harmful behavior including physical violence, verbal abuse, and emotional manipulation. They'll also learn to identify violence from strangers or online interactions, as well as from individuals they are acquainted with, like peers or even family members. By grasping these distinctions, students can better navigate their interactions and take appropriate steps to ensure their safety and well-being. 

Effective Communication Skills: The students will develop strategies to handle bullying and verbal conflicts with confidence. 

Hands-on Learning and Physical Techniques: Students will practice practical, straightforward, and simple physical techniques. 

Culturally Sensitive Instruction: Our teahing staff respect diverse cultures and traditions. Whether it's addressing conflicts, understanding personal boundaries, or navigating difficult situations, we acknowledge and incorporate the diverse perspectives that shape each student's experience. By recognizing and appreciating the cultural nuances, we ensure that what we teach is not only effective but also considerate of the values that are important to each individual. 

Creating a Supportive School Climate: Students will contribute to establishing a safe and nurturing environment within their school. 

  • who may participate in this course?
    11-year-old girls (and older) and every woman who wants to acquire effective tools for self-defense. Instead of aspiring to replace former knowledge or tools, the course enhances existing toolboxes and allows each participant to choose her best strategy for her specific situation.
  • Do I need to be in good physical shape to participate?
    The course is suitable for girls and women in various physical and health conditions.
  • Is the course suitable for victims of sexual violence?
    Many participants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, or other trauma, find the course contents and practice healing and empowering. Furthermore, the team is especially sensitive to matters relating to abuse and all types of violence. El HaLev instructors undergo lengthy and intense training and they provide the participants with a safe and supportive environment, both emotionally and physically. This enables the participants to boost their confidence, improve their skills, and enhance their personal sense of power.
  • You are an Amuta. Why is there a participation fee?
    El HaLev is a nonprofit organization and the participation fee results from the cost of the production of the course. However, the vision of the Amuta states that every woman has the right to acquire tools to protect her body, soul, and safety. Therefore, we work very hard to obtain donations that allow us to subsidize our activities, to help potential participants. Some of these donations were provided by those who have graduated from our courses, understanding their significance to every woman and girl. Thanks to these generous donations, we can offer support and will consider every woman’s financial situation. Help us with your donation >>

Join us today to build safer communities for girls and boys everywhere!

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