This project seeks to reduce the economic strain on disadvantaged students at Midrashiat Amalia, and improve their motivation, by providing scholarships and material assistance to students over three years. The project also seeks to improve the acoustics in the Midrashia auditorium so that it can be used for school-wide assemblies and gatherings.
Most of the girls at Midrashiat Amalia are from low income earning families, and 13% of the school population is from the Ethiopian-Israeli community. Over 50% of the girls in the Amalia residence come from families living below the poverty line.
A steering committee, comprised of the Amaila Principal and members of the Amalia Board, will select students that are eligible for financial assistance. Over three years, 20 students per year will receive tuition scholarships and others will receive material assistance in areas that hamper their study (such as food, clothes, or medicines).
The academic performance and motivation of students who receive Matanel assistance will be monitored closely by the Midrashia Principal.
During the first year, Matanel support will also be used to apply acoustic padding to the school auditorium walls, thus improving the sound quality and enabling the venue to be used for school gatherings. The acoustic padding will be applied by a professional company, and the work will be monitored by the school administrator.