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Matan in Israel creates ecological corners to help disadvantaged young people

Posted: Wednesday 22 January 14, 4.18pm GMT

Matan - Investing in the Community is raising awareness for corporate volunteering in the community by joining forces of employee volunteers with young people to create ecological corners.

Matan shares below the experience of the First International Bank of Israel’s employee volunteers working with young people.

The employees together with young people at-risk volunteered and established ecological seating areas in Miftan Alonim School in Rehovot. This activity was undertaken as part of “Turning Point”, a flag-ship project led by the First International Bank of Israel and the Joint Ashalim, an NGO. The programme is managed by Matan-Investing in the Community.

Ecological Corners – Before the work started

Ecological Corners is a national project which has created many seating areas in schools during the last year.

Ecological Corners – During the work

This project is a great opportunity for young people to learn how to give. They also learn about recycling and sustainability through the use of recycled items to build the school.

In 2014, Matan is planning to build 20 new corners.

Ecological Corners – Work is complete

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