Givat Haviva has recently signed a partnership agreement with Kulanana – an initiative to increase fairness in Israeli society and promote a greater sense of belonging for all Israel’s 7.7 million citizens. Kulanana integrates practical NGO-led projects in the field with a sustained media campaign aimed primarily at young Israelis (13-29) of all backgrounds.
The initial stage of the partnership includes cooperation on Givat Haviva’s Children Teaching Children (CTC) project as part of the national Kulanana framework. CTC is a two-year program implemented in Arab and Jewish schools (8th and 9th grades) that aims to forge common citizenship between divided communities through civics studies combined with inter-community encounters. In its 25th year of operation, CTC has reached over 30,000 Jewish and Arab teachers and students to date.
Cooperation with Kulanana will enhance CTC’s impact through increased media exposure, access to new evaluation tools and real-time feedback through nationwide surveys. Aspiring towards a common vision for a shared society, Givat Haviva and Kulanana expect this to be the first of many projects on which cooperation will be forged in order to enhance overall efforts to create a new social reality in Israel.