Mahapach-Taghir is a grassroots Israeli Jewish-Palestinian social change organization. Through education, community empowerment and Jewish-Palestinian partnership, we aim to achieve equal socio-economic and educational opportunities for all.
The Learning Community is at the heart of every Mahapach-Taghir community. This holistic, inclusive educational model strives to provide equal opportunities to children and youth in disempowered neighborhoods, while encouraging the civic participation of local residents, parents, and university students. Emphasis is placed on building self-esteem, group activities, individual nurturing, alternative methods of acquiring reading and writing skills, and principles of critical pedagogy.
We work with over 600 children and their families, as well as 140 academic students, in seven communities across Israel: Florentine (South Tel Aviv); Kiryat Shmona; Kiryat Yovel (Jerusalem); and in the Palestinian-Israeli towns of Tamra, Tira, Yaffat al-Nasra and Maghar.