We promote science and technology education for children and youth from a lower socio-economic background by establishing educational centers for technological innovation and entrepreneurship. These centers offer a unique and cutting-edge learning environment that includes: interactive learning spaces, smart classrooms, advanced 3D printing laboratories and more. In addition to these centers, Atid Plus activates nationwide excellence programs that are designated to promote high-potential students within the ﬁelds of mathematics and science.
In our vision, children and youth achieve their goals and succeed in
mathematics and technological disciplines, irrespective of their
Our mission is to develop and promote cutting-edge STEM education programs for under- priviledged children and youth in Israel. We provide children and young people, in youth villages located in the geographic and social periphery of the State of Israel, with the opportunity to develop ﬁrst-class scientiﬁc and technological skills, that will shape their success as people, students, employees, and citizens.
We offer an interdisciplinary and applied approach, employing innovative teaching methods and technologies which also encourage critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship and personal growth.
Our story begins with a reciprocal act of kindness that changed the world. One afternoon, several years ago, our founder, Daniel Kovler was kayaking in Lake Kinneret when he came across a fellow kayaker in trouble whose boat had capsized. Daniel stopped to lend a hand. Soon the two got talking and Daniel was asked by the man he’d just rescued a fascinating question: what would you do if money was no object? Daniel shared his dream of giving underprivileged kids from Israel’s periphery an opportunity to beneﬁt from STEM education. Daniel’s dream was based on real experience. He had been that kid living in the periphery whose teachers had lost faith in.
To his enormous surprise the man (who prefers to remain anonymous) gave Daniel the funds that enabled Daniel to set up Atid Plus. Today, thanks to the funds from generous donors like you, Atid Plus fulﬁlls our mission of providing STEM education to children in the periphery and youth at risk, literally saving their lives and giving them the tools and skills to build a better future for themselves.
Israel’s education system is marked by substantial gaps that exist between the country’s center and its periphery in terms of government investment per student, educational content, the availability of technological equipment and more. Children in Israel’s socio-economic periphery lack equal opportunities in education, particularly in mathematics and science-technology disciplines. The lack of resources leads to a shortfall of quality educators and inability to encourage excellence among the children. Our beneﬁciaries include children in youth villages without parental support or children in schools in underprivileged areas with large socioeconomic gaps.
At Atid Plus, we believe that every child is entitled to receive quality education. Atid Plus Programs promote mathematics, science and technology studies, making them accessible to children with an unfulﬁlled potential, while cultivating creative thinking and inspiring children and youth to create a better future for themselves.
The rate of 12 graders eligible for a high school diploma and qualifying for academic education in wealthy communities (clusters 7-10)
The average rate of 12 graders eligible for a high school diploma and qualiﬁyng for academic education in Israel
The gap in 2017 between center and periphery students studying for 5 units math
Gap between poor and wealthy communities in PISA tests (8th grade, 2017).
Coral joined Atid Plus in 2015 as a coordinater in Kanot youth village. She then continued to manage the organizations' southern district. and then managed the organizations' youth programs in youth villages for three years. Coral volunteered with "Access for All", a learning platform that allows every person to achieve education, bridging social gaps and offering equal opportunities. In her military career, she served as a training officer in the Teleprocessing Corps. Coral holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Ben Gurion University.
Messeret Worku (Messi) manages the Step Plus Programs operating in municipalities. In her previous position, Messi worked at the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption where she coordinated the field of informal education for special communities (Ethiopian, Bukhara and Caucasus) and continued to manage the department for Uplans and Endowing Linguistics. Messi served in the IDF for seven years and continues to serves in the Reserves. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the Beit Berl Academic College.
Rivka manages the STEM Plus programs. She began working at Atid Plus as a fellowship student, as a counselor for elementary schools in the Southern district and then joined the staff as Previosuly STEM Plus program coordinator in the youth villages of Kannot and Ayanot. Prior to joining Atid Plus, Rivka worked in project management and finance in various companies. She holds a BA in Economics and Management rfom the Sapir College.
Anat develops and leads the organizations fundraising strategy and resource development. She has 20 years of work experience in Israel's non-profit sector. Anat worked with AJEEC-NISPED, IWN (Israel Women's Network), Brit Olam- International Volunteering and Development and more. Anat holds a BA in East Asian studies and an MA in Religion Studies from Tel Aviv University and, is a PhD. candidate in Gender Studies at The University of Haifa. Anat is also a feminista and social activitst.
Inbar is responsible for human resources at Atid Plus. This includes all aspects of hiring employees, employee welfare, organizing events and trainings. She was previously a recruiting coordinator at Ness Technologies. Inbar holds a BA in Social Sciences from the College of Management.
As financial manager of Atid PLus, Heli manages the organizations' budget, payroll , payments and submits the organizations' annual financial reports (audits). She has ten years of experience in financial management (corporate sector). Heli is a certified bookkeeper, now studying for her accountant certification.
Moria is responsible for the organizations' partnerships with corporates and academia. In her pervious positions she helped establish the first Atid Plus education centers in youth villages and was a program coordinator. Formerly, she was a "Shlicha" for the Jewish Agency in Hillel Cleveland. Moria is active in promoting Jewish and Arab women's dialogue and business in Mate Yehuda regional council. She holds a BA in International Relations and Israel Studies and an MA in Conflict Resolution from Ben Gurion University.
Amir coordinates Atid Plus marketing operations and partnerships. In his previous position he coordinated the STEM Plus activities in Neve Hadassah youth village and was partner to establishing the organizations' center in Kfar Galim. Before joining Atid plus, Amir worked for four years as a counselor at the Steinberg boarding school where he himself was educated. Amir holds a B.A. in Business management (major in marketing) from the IDC.
Dorin joined Atid Plus as a fellow in Neve Hadassah youth village where she taught math to 9th and 10th grade students. Now in her final academic year Dorin, is the Tech Plus coordinator for Alonei Yitzhak youth village.
"My biggest satisfaction is when students approach me to say that the organization's activity in the village makes them believe in themselves and their ability."
Nechami coordinates Atid Plus activities in Kiryat Malachi. Before joining Atid Plus she coordinated the Azrieli Program, an after-school program in Kiryat Malachi designed to strengthen and empower junior high students. Nechami studied computer teaching and Oral Torah at Beit Rivkah College and Neve Shaanan College. Nechami is also a pastry-cook and enjoys baking for people. "I Believe one can see the good in every person and thing."
Vered is a Step Plus Program coordinator in Petah Tiqwa and Herzliya. She maintains contact with schools, manages and trains instructors, supervises group activities and produces events throughout the year. Vered also writes content for the Step Plus programs. She studied chemistry and chemical engineering at Ben Gurion University. After graduating, Vered worked as a chemist at the university labs and then turned to education and worked as a high school chemistry teacher.
Vicka ccoordinates Atid Plus activities in Hakfar Hayarok youth village. She has been working in informal education since her military service, in which she served as a youth counselor and commander preparing youth for their military service. In her previous position, she founded the Krembo Wings branch in Bat Yam, which she led for two years. Vicka is an experienced math counselor, preparing youth for their mathematics matriculation exams. She holds a B.A in economics and business management in the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College.
Renana is an experienced group instructor with a demonstrated history of working in education. She was previously a group instructor at Gesher. Renana also writes content for the Step Plus programs. Renana holds a BA in Chemistry and, History and Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Alicia coordinates Atid Plus activities in Kfar Galim. Before joining the organization, she worked as a counselor for the Maguen David Jewish Community of Mexico City, in their summer programs and the March of the Living. She also worked as a tutor in an after-school program with third graders. Alicia is herself a graduate of Alonei Yitzhak youth village. She sees in her position a personal closure and a starting point in her professional quest. Alicia holds an M.A. in Common Market Studies from the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf and, a B.A. in History from the University of Haifa, where she was a board member of the Model UN society. She competed in national and international competitions representing the university and the State of Israel.
Michal coordinates the Girls Plus program and serves as the Technovation regional ambassador. Prior to joining Atid Plus Michal worked as Salesforce Project Manager in a non-profit organization. Michal has extensive experience working in configuration control positions in medical device companies in the Hi-Tech industry. She enjoys combining her tech experience with non-profit and education work. Michal holds a BA in Media Studies and Management from the College of Management.