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Jul 1, 2016 - know you will go far, if you just believe, be ded- icated, and work hard ... ing the last 2 weeks of the school year, signing up teams, divid- ing into ...
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TheEqualizer July 2016

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2. Stories from the Field – Special End-of-Year Meetings 4. Volunteer of the Week

PICTURE OF THE MONTH

An emotional picture from the final tournament of the Sharon region, which took place in Netanya. A player from the El-Omriya School in Tira helping a player from the Sharet School in Pardes Chana after falling down. Photographer: Amir (Guri) Be'er.

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For a wonderful year and full of experiences!

Stories from the Field The Tali School's team from East Pisgat Ze'ev in Jerusalem had an end-of-year meeting. The meeting included a final football practice with the coach, Adir. He distributed certificates to the kids, and they all had some light refreshments. Adir and the children summarized the past year and said that they really enjoyed the year and advanced in many areas.

There was a special end-of-the-year event for the teams which run in partnership with Ir Hapo'alim NGO. The teams were from schools in Kiryat Haim and Haifa with kids from 4th-8th grade. Beyond the quality time in the pool and dinner (barbeque!), Sammy (the devoted coach) and the rest of the staff organized a ceremony acknowledging the outstanding students and handed out certificates to ~60 boys and girls who participated in the wonderful program this year.

Amit - who has been coaching the Geulim School's team from Jerusalem for the last three years - took his team bowling to celebrate the end of the year. The players ate pizza, played on arcade machines, and, of course, bowled. What a nice initiative! Way to go to Amit and his team! In

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Stories from the Field The end-of-the-year meeting of the Shazar school's team from Acco took place. In addition to the team's coach, Lior, another special guest was there - Elior Seiderre, a player on Hapo'el Acco's team which is in Israel's 2nd League. Seiderre told the boys and girls: "I wanted to congratulate you for making it to the finishing line of the year. I believe in you and know you will go far, if you just believe, be dedicated, and work hard." Seiderre and Lior gave the kids individual medals, which ended the year beautifully - especially for them. There was an especially exciting and surprising end-of-year event at the Orion School in Beersheva - a final tournament but this time organized by the kids themselves! A few weeks earlier, during a session in the study center, the children raised the idea of organizing a school tournament for 4th-6th graders. Here's how it happened: with the help of the incredible staff, the team's players ran around the school during the last 2 weeks of the school year, signing up teams, dividing into groups, gathering necessary equipment, and more. The tournament took place like every other tournament of The Equalizer program: an opening ceremony with greetings from the school principal, ensuring hand-shaking at the start and end of the games, and a wonderful sportsmanship atmosphere.

In the Bedouin town of Zarzir, the Mazarib School's team met together with the region's manager, Jonathan, and partner representatives - the Volunteer Association’s Arab Division and the Hannaton Mechina. Bishra, the principal, led the discussion. She expressed how satisfied she has been to have the program in her school for the first time this year and discussed ways to improve the program for next year. All involved are anxiously awaiting for the activities to resume in the school. In pic-

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Volunteer of the Week Hend Odi. A volunteer as a tutor at the El Mostkabal School in Jaljulia. Hend is in her 3rd year studying Early Childhood Education at the Beit Berl Academic College. She manages the study center's activities, which makes her feel both mean