HaGal Sheli: IVN & Mizrahi-Tefahot’s Social Business

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in News |  

בתמונה - נערים מפרוייקט "הגל שלי", אחד הזוכים בשנת 2014

In 2014, IVN and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot embarked on a joint Call for Candidates to identify and select

seed-stage social businesses. The goal of this partnership is two-fold: (i) to develop and grow these enterprises and (ii) to develop a pipeline of promising social businesses that will feed into IVN’s flagship program: the Social Venture Program, a development program for more mature enterprises.

HaGal Sheli (meaning: My Wave) is a development program for at-risk youth, using wind surfing as a tool to acquire personal skills and empowerment. When a surfer falls from his board, he must immediately get up and try again. The youths are encouraged to see everyday challenges in the same way. School attendance is a prerequisite to joining the program. Upon completing the program, selected youths will join a professional course at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports and will work as counselors for Wingate’s surfing activities.

Watch this to learn more about HaGal Sheli: