:Shikun & Binui’s Main Community Relations Activities during 2012, included
Financing Projects at ORT Schools:
The activities, which were intended to increase the students’ and the community’s awareness to preserving the environment and to the principles of sustainability, were adapted to the unique character of each of the schools and to the specific needs of each of the communities in which the schools are located. The activities that were promoted included: cultivating green areas and green ventures in the schools, developing sustainability lesson plans, cross-sector collaborations (students and retired persons, Jewish and Arab students), adopting green projects in the community, and more.
Financing and Being Actively Involved in the Operation of a Green Recycling Competition Among all Students of ORT Schools:
Establishing a joint venture that includes a scientific-technological internet competition among all of the ORT Israel students from approximately 60 high schools throughout Israel.
Financing and Participating in the Curriculum Development of a Year Long Course on Sustainability for High School Students:
The curriculum is currently being developed by the “Shiur Acher” (A Different Lesson) non-profit organization, and the course is scheduled to be taught next school-year by various lecturers, including volunteer lecturers from among Shikun & Binui’s employees.
Supporting a School for At-Risk Youth in the North:
Shikun & Binui assists with the financing of a food program and operating study programs.
“Good Deeds Day” and the “Ruach Tova” Non-Profit Organization:
Approximately 150 Shikun & Binui employees participated this year, for the fifth consecutive time, in various activities in the framework of the Arison-initiated “Good Deeds Day”, which has become a tradition among Shikun & Binui employees, who happily apply their abilities, creativity and work for the benefit of children in Israel and around the world: painting and decorating walls with magnificent drawings and creating two playgrounds for afterschool programs for at-risk youth in Ramle, creating drawing boards and building interactive games in the yards of a school for children with special needs, establishing gardens and painting together with students at ORT schools in the North, painting the yard of a school in Beer Sheva, renovating the yard of a kindergarten in Berlin.
This year tree planting festivals were held and gardens were established in 5 locations around the country in the Jewish, Bedouin and Druze sectors of society. Approximately 100 Shikun & Binui employees volunteered and participated in these activities.
Pardes Katz Judo Center:
As part of ongoing collaboration with the Pardes Katz Judo Center, Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh Infrastructure renovated the center, which provides a framework for at-risk youth and prevents them from falling by the wayside.
Young Business Leadership:
Shikun & Binui continued its activity in this project - including mentoring by volunteering managers and employees, and financing annual workshops for children in Haifa.
Shikun & Binui continued supporting and assisting soldiers who do not have family in Israel, and as part of this collaboration, soldiers participated in Shikun & Binui’s “Good Deeds Day” activities.
Shikun & Binui finances training programs and scholarships for youth leaders from the “Krembo Wings” non-profit organization - a youth movement for children with special needs.
Shikun & Binui is involved in various activities together with more than 70 institutions and non-profit organizations: fundraising events, support for events such as athletic races, nature activities, etc, sponsoring Variety’s annual event, collaboration with the “BaTeva” school, sponsoring LATET’s annual event, sponsoring the ELEM race, and more.