Agricultural Youth Villages

Na’amat runs two boarding Agricultural High Schools – one in Ayanot and one in Kanot.  These schools serve a diverse population of youngsters.  These residential high schools, with approximately 400 students in each, have many that come from underprivileged families. The students regard their schools as their homes as well as a place of learning and socializing. Although both schools began as a way of teaching newly arrived Jewish immigrants how to work the land, today, each school focuses on giving students the tools they need to succeed and to make a positive contribution to Israel’s society. Along with its traditional curriculum of agriculture and farming programmes, Ayanot and Kanot offer its students courses in veterinary studies, criminology and police studies in addition to all compulsory subjects needed for the matriculation exams and a high school diploma. As they gain new skills and feel the admiration of others, these yong people gain pride in themselves and their hope for the future.