News and Updates
An article in “MAKO”
“Yaniv before and after is a completely different student. The meteoric change that has taken place in Yaniv is evident in such a positive way. At the beginning of the year, Yaniv was an introverted student with intermediate English skills. When we started working with the SpeakingPal platform, Yaniv began to gain momentum and stand […]
An article in “La’Isha” newspaper
Everyone understands the enormous importance of promoting and developing self-confidence and excellence among students in general, and female students in particular. Read the fascinating article about how the SEL challenge and “Capish” empowers female teachers and students and gives them innovative and personalized tools for personalized teaching, alongside a detailed classroom dashboard that is updated […]
An article in Maariv Online
“The technologies developed as part of the SEL challenge will be integrated in more schools, with an emphasis on peripheral areas. This is to enable more students to benefit from personalized learning and the acquisition of social-emotional skills, which are essential for modern life… We strive to integrate innovative and ground-breaking technologies in as many […]
The Challenge movie
Super excited to share with you the Challnge’s video! In the next video, you can see the diverse and fascinating work we did over the past few years. From working with sucessful entrepreneurs, implementing in schools, a big media covarge and working alongside great partners. In the next video you can see all of this […]
An article on Channel 14
Interview of Ariel Velikovski, VP of Technology of SpeakingPal, the winning startup, on Channel 14 in the program “Talking Technology”. In the interview, Ariel shared about the product they developed, and about what is being done in the challenge. Click here to view.
Coverage in ‘tech 12’
Another media coverage of our final event! And this time – on the tech12 website. There they shared about the event, and the Speakingpal company winning a prize of one million NIS! Click here to read.
An article in ‘Yediot Ashkelon ‘
An interview of Noam Moshe, team manager at Hilma, who competed in this year’s challenge with the product Kapish. In an interview, Noam shares about the challenge, why it is important to include social-emotional learning in the framework of English studies, and in general about her life path. Click here to read.
Article in “Mokor Rishon”
In a fascinating article, which included words from Galit Gal, CEO of Philanthropy at the Azrieli Israel Foundation, Eyal Ashad, CEO and founder of SpeakingPal, Noa Epstein, an English teacher at the Kiryat Hamed AMIT school in Sderot, who participated in our pilots last year, and Naomi Govrin – Schwartz, program director – we shared […]
Coverage in the “Business Department” section of Israel Hayom
The final event of the challenge is covered in the press! In the photo, published by Israel Hayom’s “Business Department” section, appear Mr. Mohana Fares, Vice President and Director of Technological Education Administration at the Ministry of Education, Nir Lampert, Chairman of the 8200 Alumni Association and Chairman of Mr. Industries Ltd. and Eyal Ashad, […]
Opinion article in ‘Mako’
An opinion piece by Dr. Ricardo Taresh, senior researcher and lecturer at the School of Education and Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University and co-leader of the challenge’s research. In the article, Ricardo elaborated on the emotional and social situation of the outstanding students, and shared tips. In addition, Ricardo said that “the challenge, established by […]
Article in ‘Israel Today’
“Many students are still dealing with the effects of the Corona crisis and isolation, which significantly damaged their social and emotional skills. As part of the SEL challenge, we sought to re-strengthen these skills and teach them skills such as self-confidence, the ability to work in a team, listening and more. The reactions from the […]
Article on Channel 13
Kapish, founded by Hilma, were interviewed for the program ‘Opening Yom’ on Channel 13. In a fascinating interview they told about their product, the changes that went through the challenge and more. Click here to watch.
Interview for Radio 100FM
“There is a lot of need, it is a very challenging age and this is exactly where intervention and looking at the student as a whole can make a difference” This is what Naomi Govrin Schwartz, the managing director of the challenge, shared in an interview for Radio 100FM. In a fascinating interview Naomi shared […]
Interview for the podcast ‘Time to Think’
“The dream, that in the regular course of the school, the teacher will teach all the values of SEL within his curriculum”. This is what Mr. Mohana Pares shared in a fascinating interview for the “Time to Think” podcast. In the fascinating interview, by Mr. Mohana Fares, Vice President and Director of Technological Education Administration […]
Intreview for ‘Channel 7’
Liane Ouaknin, an English teacher at the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva, Hadera, was interviewed by Channel 7 and enthusiastically shared her experience from the pilot year. In addition, Lian shared great tips for teachers and parents and told about the impressive progress her students made during the year both in English studies and in the social-emotional […]
Interview on ‘Kol Barama’ radio station
A fascinating interview with the teacher Liane Ouaknin from the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva in Hadera. The intreview was a part of the program “Dana Besogia” presented by Dana Veron on ‘Kol Brama’ radio station. In the interview, Liane shared about her experience participating in this year’s pilot, the good reactions in the field and the […]
An article in Beit-Shan Local
Last month we started a successful pilot in the Beit Shan municipality, and this week a comprehensive and fascinating article was published about the form of learning that integrates SEL into the lesson, and about the positive feedback from the teachers and students! The revolution is at its peak!
Interview in “Yedioth Ahronoth”
“If a child learns on a daily basis to practice social and emotional skills, he gets tools for emotional regulation, which help him regain balance and control impulses. The app’s feedback also reveals to him what he is good at, which strengthens and calms.” This is what Naomi Govrin-Schwartz, the SEL Challenge menaging director, shared […]
“Opinion column in “Education Time
“In Israel, the nation of startups and entrepreneurship, there are high-tech professionals, teachers and teaching staff who can make their mark in the field. In order to not be left behind and to be considered outdated, the world is waiting for the next great educational gospel, for technology that everyone will implement. It is certainly […]
The Marker” Interview”
“Studies show that social-emotional learning is consistently and positively related to an increase in achievements, lowering anxiety and depression and increasing happiness and mental well-being, success in careers and relationships and high civic involvement.”. This is what Eran Faingbaum, CEO of Oracle Israel, our esteemed partner, shared in an interview with “The Marker” newspaper. Press […]
Interview – “Radio Tel Aviv”
“We bring Startup Nation to education” This is what Naomi Govrin-Schwartz shared in a comprehensive and fascinating interview on Tel Aviv Radio’s City Square program. In the interview, Naomi described the need for social-emotional learning, she gave examples of what is happening today in the field and how important it is. Press here to listen.
Article in the “LaIsha” magazine
“Social emotional skills have a major influence on a person’s life – from studies to employment” This is what Naomi Govrin-Schwartz, the Challenge managing director, shared in an interview with the “LaIsha” magazine published this week. The interest in the challenge and our participating startups is at its peak! To read the full article press […]
Article on “Walla!”
Comprehensive and fascinating coverage that was published in “Walla!”, which included an interview with Eran Feigenbaum, CEO of Oracle Israel, our partners in the challenge, together with Vered SitVon, a science teacher and educator at the “Six-Year Yeshi” high school in Hadera and Amit Lichtman, an English teacher at the multidisciplinary school Amal Amirim in […]
Article on ‘Channel 12 News in Arabic’
Asraa Haj-Yahia, a pioneer teacher who is participating in this year’s pilots, was interviewed together with Naomi Govrin-Schwartz, the director of the program, for a fascinating conversation about the challenge and its importance. Asraa shared that “we live in the 21st century, therefore as a school and as educators our role is to equip the […]
Interview on “Kan News – Nightly Edition”
"We focus not only on the cognitive aspects of the students, but also on their social and emotional well-being." Naomi Govrin-Shwartz, Managing Director of the Challenge, shared in her intreview from 26.11.22.
Interview on GALATZ, national radio station
Adi Zand, from 'Kelim Shluvim' and Shonnie Shams from 'SpeakingPal' interviewed for Galatz financial program, on 'Hi Tech Day'.
Our opening event on ‘Globes’
8200 Alumni association, Oracle and the Azrieli Foundation are promoting social emotional skills in schools.. article on our opening event!
“Interview in “Calcalist Tech
Education in Israel desperately needs technology intervention. Why won't it happen?
Articale on ‘Globes’
Those skills are important for success in school, in one’s career, in relationships and during any period of one’s life. This is what Eyal Eshed, CEO and Co-founder of SpeakingPal. shared in an article in Globes. Eyal described his journey, in which he established and sold different companies related to the education field. He also […]
News story on Channel 13’s main news edition
A comprehensive and interesting article about the challenge and META, one of the startups competing in the challenge.
Interview on ‘Hi-tech in the Jams’ (Podcast)
An interview by Naomi Govrin-Schwartz, for the leading podcast in the ecosystem, from 'Calcalist', where she shared about how technology can help in education, and why it is important to develop social and emotional skills and more...
News Story on ‘MAKO’
Three startups competing in the challenge were presented in a fascinating article, along with Galit Gal, our board member and CEO of Philanthropy at the Azrieli Israel Foundation, who shared why it is important to implement SEL in classrooms and which move is promoted by the Challenge. For further reading, click here.
News Story on Channel 13
Michael Peled, CEO and founder of SingIT, one of the startups competing in the challenge, was interviewed and described his path and the goal of their product. He shared that the company started working even before he finished high school! Along with Michael, Naomi Govrin-Schwartz discussed the purpose of the challenge and the importance of […]
News Story on ‘Next’
"The teacher becomes a mentor" This is what Uri Shapira, CEO of Eureka-World, one of the startups competing in the challenge, shared in the Next program on Channel 12...
News Story on Channel 14’s morning show
"It shows how critical this thing is, at the heart of the ministry of education work" ... Naomi Guvrin-Schwartz and Daniel Kovler on the morning show
Interview on Channel 7
Emotion, education, high-tech and... a million shekel...
Article on Walla!
An article about the challenge, the need for personalized learning and the development of social emotional skills in every classroom..
Interview on the ‘Hungry for Knowledge’ podcast
Intreview by Naomi Govrin-Swartz, Manging Director of the SEL Challenge, to the leading Learning podcast in Israel.
Launching Event – 12.1.22
The launch event took place on 12.1.22, and was attended by over than 200 participants. To watch the recording of the event and more information...