Youth Club in the Clore Community Centre, Pe’er neighbourhood, Hadera


 In 2001, the Foundation dedicated the Clore Community Centre in Hadera’s Pe’er neighbourhood.

The population of this neighbourhood comprises 80% olim from Ethiopia, and 10% olim from the Kafkaz.  Prior to the opening of the community centre, there were no facilities for holding activities and programmes in the neighbourhood.  The Community Centre quickly became the focal point of the neighbourhood.  Today, the Centre is bustling with action from the early morning hours to late in the evening. It provides for a wide range of activities, including, among other:  a  pre-school programme for children aged 1½-3, funded by the JDC; an ulpan class for Ethiopian women; a training course for women as caregivers for the elderly; an educational class to complete 10 and 12 years of education, in preparation for entering the workforce;  guided playtime for toddlers and mothers  a library lending programme for young children and youth; activities for grade 1 and up including computers, art, ceramics, basketball and soccer;  and much more.

A small room in the centre was designated as a youth club, which is regularly frequented by over 100 youth.

In 2004, the Foundation decided to add a second floor to the Community Centre, to be used exclusively as a youth club.  The project was carried out through the Hadera Foundation. The youth club was dedicated in November 2006, in the presence of the Mayor of Hadera, the director of the Hadera Foundation, a Kess and the Chairman and Trustees of the Clore Israel Foundation. Many youngsters attended the ceremony, and performed for the guests.

Activities in the new club began immediately following the dedication.  Today the club offers a wide range of programmes in which some 150 youth participate.  These include drumming and hip-hop groups, a jewelry-making group, a young entrepreneurs group and a Café Club, among many others. 

 

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