FAQ Questions about Ulpanat Dolev-
- What happens to the girls after graduation?
Most of the girls, equipped with a high school diploma and full or partial Matriculation Certificates, participate in Sherut Leumi or Israeli army duty and then pursue academic careers or enter the work force as receptionists, early childhood caretakers, etc.
- How old are the girls? We have been asked by the Ministry of Welfare to take on sisters of the students and others from the age of 11. We now have a Middle and High School.
- What is the “Home for Graduates”?
Those who are not emotionally ready upon graduation to live or work independently can live on campus supervised by a social worker for not more than 3 years after graduation. Usually they volunteer as part of their Sherut Leumi program by tutoring the students at the ulpana.
- What’s the difference between a mishpachton and a dormitory? All though the school was established with a dormitory , the need for the students to live in a family situation 24/7 was preferred. This has even changed the temperament of the girls who live with a model family.
- Who supervises the activities of the NPO? There is a Board of Directors that meets weekly and we are supervised by the Ministries of Education and Welfare.
- What is the experience of the staff of the ulpana? 23 years of experience and success with girls at risk- social workers, psychiatrist, psychologist and myriad therapists.
- Do we need volunteers for activities? We are open to help from volunteers when possible.
- Where do the students come from? From Kiryat Shemona in the North to Eilat in the South.
- What do you actually do in Ashdod and Ashkelon? We have 6 projects for secular, religious, ultra-Orthodox post high school training for boys and girls and amishpachton in Ashkelon for 10 children ages 6-16.
- Are there girls that have succeeded in life? We have kindergarten teachers, social workers, teachers, and all of those who have received the skills needed to live independently and raise healthy and normal families contributing to the Israeli society.
- How can I help? We are in need of financial support for various projects, you can adopt a student, visit the ulpana in Dolev and Ashdod projects during your next trip to Israel, organize parlor meetings in your home town, and encourage Chessed projects in your children’s schools. (see website for ideas)