21st June 2017
I had the pleasure of participating at the end of year ceremony and graduation ceremony of CHW Nahalal Youth Village's class of 2017 that took place on 8th June.
During the ceremony, we bid farewell to David Horesh, the Director of the Youth village, who is retiring after many years of devoted and diligent work, first as Director of WIZO Achuzat Yeladim and then as Director of the CHW Nahalal Youth Village.
During his 30 years in WIZO, David has done an outstanding job, raising generations of students. He has been a leader and a teacher to all - both the students and the staff. Thanks to his dedication and love for the children, the school has reached outstanding achievements. David leaves behind a legacy of deep care and commitment to the true WIZO values of love, Zionism, volunteerism and devotion.
I take this opportunity to thank David in my name and on behalf of WIZO and I wish him great success in all his future endeavors.
This year, 252 students finished high school; they have invested great efforts in order to reach this important accomplishment and graduate. We deeply appreciate the great work done by the school staff to help our students achieve this goal. We are very proud of all of them.
Three thousand people from all over the Emek Jeezreel valley came to this beautiful ceremony. This year, the theme of the ceremony was the word Tzav (turtle in Hebrew), which is also the acronym of 92, the number of graduating classes in CHW Nahalal. The students wrote a story of a turtle who did not receive a Matriculation certificate and goes on a quest to find it. It was scripted, filmed and directed by the students, who featured, danced and sang, with just a little guidance from the artistic director of the school.
It was truly wonderful to see the enthusiasm and joy of the graduates, celebrating together their excellent achievements, right here in our village, which has been their home for years.
I always say that our greatest reward is the great privilege of educating children and adolescents, and to see them grow and thrive, and bloom.
Together, we will continue to support, nurture, and raise generations of happy, successful and empowered Israelis.
Mazal Tov to all our graduates!
Prof. Rivka Lazovsky,
Chairperson, World WIZO