Encouraging Progress

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?"
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

Nobody knows what crosses the mind of the bored pupil sitting on his school bench, gaping. Perhaps he is still dreaming? Nobody knows what he is dreaming about, and in overcrowded classrooms, more often than not, nobody thinks of asking him. And yet, it would only take a pedagogic key to convince this pupil that he has the potential to make progress and fulfill his dream; and no educator is released from the duty of finding this key. The Matanel Foundation aims at helping find that key and uncover that potential in adults and children alike, in working class environments and in universities as well. The Matanel Foundation offers scholarships to pupils, students, and researchers. It particularly supports directors selected with great care by giving them the means of preventing financial problems to come in the way of education, of encouraging the most deserving pupils, and of fostering the instruction of Social Studies, which are essential in leading a good life.