Mechinat Meitarim Lachish – Nahal Oz aims to develop and cultivate young people, who will contribute to the Israeli society In all its aspects. The Mechina offers a unique educational program, containing combinations between the school and the area, in-depth theoretical study and creation, and familiarity with the land, through hiking and agricultural work. This is all done with constant attention to surrounding community in “Otef Aza” and its needs.
Mechinat Lachish offers graduates of religious and secular high schools the opportunity to postpone enlisting in the Israeli army and, in turn, dedicate a year of their lives to learning, as well as working the land, social activism and preparation for military service.
Mechinat Lachish is a “beit midrash” that creates and presents multiple and varied opinions and encourages its students to carefully consider and observe each and every idea that they encounter. The purpose of the mechina is to foster the development of socially responsible and well-educated young leaders who are connected to the world and take action to change it.
Through the educational framework of the mechina, students grow into tolerant, trusting, educated, loving and empathic young adults who respect themselves and each other. The educational and social experiences of Mechinat Lachish promote personal and social responsibility.