קיימא

Kaima's Vision

In Israel, there are more than 30,000 Israeli boys and girls, some as young as 14-years-old, who have dropped out of school.  Kaima's vision is to help these young kids turn their lives around through a multi-layered educational process which combines hands-on organic farming, leadership development, business learning, and community development.  

Kaima, or "sustainability" in Aramaic,
is a word which embodies society's collective obligation to preserve the environment and sustain this generation of youth well into the future.

How We Started

In late 2012, a group of young Israeli social entrepreneurs established Kaima as a way to apply their passion for organic farming to improve the lives of high school dropouts, particularly those unable to adapt to conventional indoor learning and adult-driven frameworks.

Recognizing the many important programs within Israel's non-profit and government sectors already providing critical support for this population, Kaima offers a unique approach built around an entirely different concept which connects skill acquisition, hands-on learning, hard work, self-determination, and, notably, financial remuneration, sending the message that anything is possible.

 

Our Operating Principles 

  • Every person has the inner capacity for self-improvement.

 

  • Even the most disenfranchised, including those who have been thrown out of school and other programs, are worthy and must be both encouraged and equipped to start anew.

 

  • For some, effective learning is the result of interactive experience, not conventional classroom lessons.

 

  • The healing power of nature can be harnessed as part of a sustained effort to transform individual lives and move people from isolation to engagement.​

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