The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo celebrated 25 years of social action
Mayor of Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Mr.Ron Huldai, at the celebrations of 25 years of social action
In the presence of Tel Aviv Jaffa Mayor, Mr. Ron Huldai, and with hundreds of students, staff, our social partners and artists, MTA held the main event of our silver jubilee last month, which highlighted our social activities.
The various event attractions included a display by the "Educating for Excellence" NGO; TED lectures where conducted by students who are leading social change; a vision wall in cooperation with the Benjamin De Rothschild Ambassadors Program; an "Art Meets Community" exhibition; and an information session on the prevention of online violence, led by members of the Safe Future NGO.
In addition, a panel was held on the role of academia as a catalyst for social change, moderated by MTA’s Vice President for External Relations, Liat Weiss Shahaf. Panel members included Ruthi Anzel, Director of the Division of Secondary Education and Advancement of Children and Youth at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality; Dr. Tzafrir Bloch, Senior Lecturer at the MTA School of Management and Economics and co-founder of WECONOMIZE; David Ben-Zohar (Benzi), Director of the Ironi Ziv High School in Jaffa; Hanna Dorsmann, Director of Educating for Excellence; Kamila Milner-Landskind, Director of Made in Israel; Hulud Ayutti, co-CEO of Presentencse and a graduate of MTA’s School of Government and Society; Prof. Samar Halbi, Senior Lecturer at MTA’s School of Behavioral Sciences; and Yossi Sabag, coordinator of the social community and preparatory program budgeting in the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education.
At the height of the event, Tel Aviv-Yaffo Mayor Mr. Ron Huldai congratulated the college, scholarships were awarded to ten outstanding social students, and there was a performance by the singer and song writer Elai Botner and the Outside Kids, which left not a dry eye in the crowd.