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Responsibility 2048 (NPO) was pioneered in Israel in 2012 with the goal of preparing youth to take responsibility in our rapidly changing, individualistic world and increasingly fragmented society.
Connecting people and building trust
Youth from around Israel – including students of all religious denominations – Jews, Arabs, Druze, Bedouins, Muslim, and Christians – learn to take initiative and find solutions for local problems with the support of the local government. At the end of the year, their projects are presented to the mayor and, in many cases, are implemented in their city. This collaboration is the key to achieving the common good, as well as solving the societal problem of lack of trust:
Intrapersonal: People do not trust that their actions can make a difference in their community.
Interpersonal: People do not trust the intentions of others.
Institutional: People do not trust that the local government to act in the public interest.
PBL (Problem-Based Learning)
and SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) program
The educational program is based on building a common language and has a uniform curriculum that employs PBL methodology. It is relevant for all age groups, academic levels and sectors of society. Learning is dynamic and fosters the development of cognitive and social-emotional development.
Bringing projects to fruition
Through PBL, students work in groups to identify problems or needs in their local municipal environment. They then research and develop solutions for the problem that they identified. At the end of the year, their projects are presented to the mayor and, in many cases, are implemented in their city.