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Experiences from the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program Part II
By Galit Zamler

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This page describes many more experiences of students participating in the Entrepreneurship for Kids (EFK) Program in Israel and in the world. This is the second page that describes the experiences from the entrepreneurship program.

This page was created after Google warned that the first page "Experiences from the program" is loading slowly because it has too much content, and in light of the accumulation of many other events and experiences that we want to share with you.

It is suggested that you visit both pages, as both are updated frequently. If you have not yet visited the Kids Initiate page and the Children's Projects page, then it is recommended to visit them too, and to be impressed by the great work of the young entrepreneurs.

Creative thinking at Hackathon

Hackathon for principals, teachers, parents, and students

The Holon Municipality held the "Hackathon" project with the participation of principals, teachers, parents and students.

The purpose of Galit Zamler's lecture during the Hackathon was to make the participants think outside the box.

Galit Zamler at a Hackathon for  principals, teachers, parents and students.

Exposure to the entrepreneurial world

Sixth graders at the "Yisgav" school in Tel Aviv are in the middle of entrepreneurship lessons.

Galit Zamler came as a guest lecturer and gave the students exposure to the entrepreneurial world.

Eventually the children came out with the feeling that they can be also entrepreneurs.

In the picture, the students participate in an exercise of exiting the frame.

students participate in the exercise of exiting the frame

A delegation from developing countries visits the Bachar School

Bachar School in Even Yehuda, led by Eti Hudida, hosted a delegation of leading educators from developing countries and guests of the ministry of foreign affairs at Ofri Center with the goal of learning how the school teaches entrepreneurship.

The visit undoubtedly inspired members of the delegation and encouraged them to apply at least some of the teachings in their countries.

Head of the Even Yehuda council, Mr. Avi Harari, head of the Education Department in Even Yehuda, Dr. Shay Prochtmann, and Yossi Michal, supervisor of Student RIghts in the Ministry of Education, joined the visit as well.

The preparations for the visit, the visit itself, and the feedback received from the delegation enabled the school staff to understand that their work is unique, meaningful, and has earned many achievements

Following the visit, teacher, Michal Senior noted: "This is one of the most exciting days in Bachar school. I was happy to see the students as full partners in all the educational activities. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about the children's organization that the students developed and how they took a leadership role."

Ariel Segala, from the Ofri Center, thanked the school in a letter:

"Our delegators were greatly impressed with the school, and with it's working model, from the various pedagogic and educative models and the way that 21st-century traits are taught and developed from a young age.

The delegators were impressed greatly from the entrepreneurship and innovative processes that occur in a very successful and holistic manner in the school.

The delegators wished to say thank you for the amazing reception, the warm welcome, and your educational professionalism.

Your work is an example of human, ethical and professional work that nurtures and develops a meaningful, innovative and relevant education that meets the needs of every child.

In the name of the Ofri center, the center for international cooperation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I wish to thank you all sincerely.

We wish you all the best"

A presentation summarizing the visit:

At the end of the visit, the delegation members took part in a workshop about the importance of entrepreneurship education in schools, led by Galit Zamler.

Throughout the workshop we also dealt with the entrepreneurial skills, skills required in the labor market, openness to changes and exiting from the comfort zone.

Workshop on the importance of education for entrepreneurship led by Galit Zamler

The delegation members noted their impressions of the visit and the workshop:

"Thank you for your inspirational successful study case"

"Hopefully we'll implement a lot of things in Ukraine using your experience"

"I was really impressed with this school and what you do!"

Community Entrepreneurship Fair 2018

The "Sadot" School in Pardes Hanna Karkur, under the direction of Talmor Klus, fosters innovative entrepreneurial thinking in its students.

Every year, the school organizes a fair of entrepreneurial products, to which the community is invited to watch the students presenting their projects, get impressed and even buy from the best of the children's products.

Photo Gallery of the Entrepreneurship Fair:

Presenting Projects at the Academon Conference

The "Bechor Levi" School in Rehovot, under the management of Yafit Narbat, held an end-of-year event for "The Academon Chick".

In the Academon the school allows students to choose an annual course that is taught once a week on Fridays.

The Entrepreneurship Program for Kids was one of the elective courses and it was called "Invitation to invention".

The teacher Mali Ben Simhon led the entrepreneurship course for fifth and sixth graders and the teacher Rivka Cohen led the entrepreneurship course for third and fourth graders.

The students had lovely ideas for the projects they proudly presented them to their parents.

Invitation to invention course at Bechor Levy School in Rehovot The students present their ideas to the parents  The invention of students - a cup that heats without electricity

Teacher Rivka summed up the year as follows: "The program raised the students' self-esteem. They discovered every time other strengths that they have."

There were children who wanted to develop their idea alone, but the condition was that they had to work in a team, because today it is a required skill in life. In the end, they all succeeded. "

Read in detail about the social project and the students' inventions as presented to the parents.

Read the letters sent by teachers Mali and Rivka to Galit Zamler at the end of the year.

Hackathon in Kiryat Arba

Hackathon in Kiryat Arba for yeshiva students and Ulpana students

Students from the Yeshiva high school and the Ulpana in Kiryat Arba were invited to participate in the first Hackathon for youth in the community.

Over 60 students have responded to the Hackathon challenge, raised many ideas for projects, chose the best, built models for projects, prepared pitches and presentations, participated in a school competition in which two winning projects were chosen at each school.

Then all 12 groups participating in the Hackathon, presented the projects to a large audience in the Heichal HaTarbut in the community, and the four finalists presented their ideas on the stage and three of them won prizes.

Building models for inventions

During an annual entrepreneurship course for fourth-graders at the Yitzhak Shamir School in Holon under the direction of Moshe Eini, the students underwent a process of developing entrepreneurial, creative and critical thinking, as well as the ability to identify problems and solve them.
Of the many ideas that were raised in the classrooms and after the examination and prioritization process, there are a few ideas left in each classroom.

Over two intensive days, and after the teams were formulated for each idea, the students built models for their inventions accompanied by presentations.

Just before the end of the course, the students presented their ideas briefly in the style of the "elevator pitch".

The course was moderated by Dina Arkin on behalf of the Children's Entrepreneurship Program.

The pupils build models for their inventions accompanied by presentations

Creativity and teamwork

The young people entrepreneurs of the "Bechor Levi" school in Rehovot, who chose an entrepreneurship course, learn two hours a week about the entrepreneur's skills, identify opportunities, raise ideas for projects and initiate by themselves.

As future entrepreneurs, the students understand the importance of creative thinking and teamwork, and in one of the sessions, led by teacher Mali Cohen, they participated in an activity that combined these two skills.

The students enjoyed and created together as a team, creative models from Lego.

Team work as part of entrepreneur skills Practice teamwork and creative thinking in the classroom Students work as a team and think creatively

Elevator Pitch Event - Choosing product

The two sixth graders, who are about to finish their studies this year at Rivka Guber School in Moshav Nehora, decided together with their parents, the principal and the educators to leave their mark on the school.

For this purpose, the students underwent a workshop on developing entrepreneurial thinking with Galit Zamler.

Workshop for developing entrepreneurial thinking with Galit Zamler

Then they divided into groups, raised ideas for projects, and each group focused on planning one project, accompanied by the parents, who joined the students and came once a week to the school to promote the ideas.

Each group of children defined why their project was useful, what need does it meet, how to implement it, expected problems and how to deal with them.

The students prepared presentations, videos and an elevator pitch for a record event in which they presented the ideas for the projects to the school principal, the educators, the representatives of the parents and all the students.

The children present their idea of the project Sixth graders in the school Rivka Gover present the idea for the project. Presentation of ideas for projects by sixth graders at Rivka Guber School

On Friday, the excited students came to the elderly home in the moshav, to an event of presenting their project ideas - an elevator pitch event, in order to convince their friends and all attendees vote for their initiative.

The event was attended by Mrs. Adina, ho is in charge of scientific education in the southern district.

Presentation of the ideas for the projects of the students of the school Rivka Guber The children are excited at the event of presentating their projects The children are excited about an elevator pitch where they will be persuaded to vote for their project

After presenting the projects, the students participated in a game led by Galit Zamler, that illustrated them the importance of a vote without group pressure.

Each student voted to two ideas and eventually, one project received the most votes, and it will be implemented by all the students together in a teamwork and with the help of the parents.

The principal of the school, Drorit Garla, shared her insights from the process the students had undergone so far. She praised them for their investment, thinking about the small details, and the ability to stand in front of the audience in an impressive manner.

The principal of the school praised the students

Entrepreneurship class for children

Four fourth graders at the 'Yitzhak Shamir' School in Holon, run by Moshe Eini, participate in an entrepreneurship class, which takes place once a week in the morning.

The students have learned how to be alert to the environment, identify needs and think about ideas for projects.

The ideas resulting from experience, problem or need they collect in a basket, such as the one in the picture:

A basket for collecting ideas for children's projects

The children's ideas were uploaded to the presentation:

The students learned why it is important to check whether our idea already exists or not, how to search the Internet, and together they sat in front of computers and checked whether the ideas presented in the classroom had already been realized or not.

The children check whether their ideas for the projects already exist or not Children search online if their ideas have been realized or not The kids check whether their ideas for the projects have yet to be realized

When the entrepreneurial children reached the stage of preparing a business plan for their projects, they learned about vision and goal setting, while regarding Elon Musk's vision of launching a sports car into outer space.

Natural Resources Entrepreneurship

The first school in which Entrepreneurship for kids Program and "Honeybee" run by Nimrod Segev collaborated together was Ofek School in Ramle, under the management of Dorit Nevo.

Students from the school participated in Hackathon that dealt with natural resources. Click on the link and read extensively.

Galit Zamler in a scientific entrepreneurship workshop at the Ofek school Students vote to choose ideas for projects The children work in teams at Hackathon at the Ofek school

Entrepreneurship products fair

"Sadot" School in Pardes-Hanna-Karkur has hosted for several years a concluding entrepreneurship fair of the activity at school.

This year, as the previous years, the students presented to their parents and fair visitors their products: Ventures and initiatives they developed and realized in the past school year.

This is the invitation and the fair map at school:

An invitation to the entrepreneurship products fair

The entrepreneurship fair map at school

Empowerment classes for 3rd-grade students

The Entrepreneurship for Kids Program held empowerment meetings with 3rd graders from the "Avnei HaChoshen" School in Shoham.

During the first meeting, the children listed their strengths. We went through some of them and understood together that when someone mentions his strength, for example, is soccer, we can learn a lot like: the ability to work in a group, persistence, targeted, physically fit and more.

The two sessions with each class focused on three entrepreneurial skills: the ability to take risks, dealing with failure and creativity.

Each of these skills was taught experientially while playing games and the students actively playing a role in the teaching process.

In the picture the students are exercising taking a risk, a collaboration between friends and persistence.

Empowerment classes for 3rd-grade students

We finished the module of creative thinking by completing a painting creatively and as each student pleased, we added some examples of students' paintings in the presentation.

Tour at the PayPal offices

Tour in the PayPal offices

A group of 5th and 6th graders from "Osishkin" School in Ramar Ha'Sharon, who participate in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program led by Miri Molcho, went on a tour at PayPal's Company offices in Israel.

The students met the company's CEO in Israel, the sales manager and the information security manager.

They heard about the process of developing the company, how the company detected a need in a safe way to transfer money from and to everywhere in the world, how they defined the audience to their product and developed a win-win solution to both sellers and buyers, and how PayPal became a leading company in the field.

The students enjoyed a pampering hospitality, ate pizzas and played in the employees gaming area.

The students enjoyed the visit and were very interested in the lectures they had from the company's executives.

The students enjoyed the visit at Paypal Company The sutdents were very interested in the lectures they had from the PalyPal's executives

School entrepreneurship week

The "Pirchei Hamada" School in Rehovot encourages entrepreneurship and uses the curriculum of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program to teach the skills of an entrepreneur to the second and third graders.

The school hosted a private event "school entrepreneurship week" and invited many entrepreneurs to share their experience with the students.

Galit Zamler showed up too, as a guest entrepreneur and lectured before the 5th graders.

Galit Zamler as a guest entrepreneur and lectured before the 5th graders

24-hour Hackathon

Students of the entrepreneurial program at the "Hashalom" school in Mevasseret Zion participated in a 24-hour Hackathon event, with sleeping bags in the school under the direction of the teacher and deputy director Sigal Bar.

Read about the Hackathon for students with sleeping bags on the page: Hackathon events in schools.

Presenting ideas for projects

At the Aliyot school in Ramat Gan, two 4th grade classes participated in the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program guided by their teacher, Levana Greenfeld.

During the year, students underwent a process of thinking about and developing entrepreneurial ideas, which they presented in an individual showcase, explaining their project/initiative.

Presenting the ideas

The main guideline for building the showcase was that the presentation should speak for itself - that with no added explanation, the viewer would understand the presentation. That was done by integrating pictures, sketches illustrating the idea, and a verbal explanation.

The students executed their presentations in front of their peers, thus practicing being in front of a crowd.

Levana summarizes: "It was very successful, students stood in line to present their ideas."

Students also offered time for a Q&A after every presentation. They understood that not all questions must have an immediate answer and that they can take the time to think, but that it is important to listen carefully to all questions, needs and restrictions.

Read about many other events and experiences on the "Experiences from the program" page - part I.