Even though education in Israel starts when you are 6 years old, most children attend some sort of pre-school, this is where A Bridge to the Holy Land begins its scholarship system. This non – compulsory period has a 3 year duration and an estimated annual cost of 650 euros per child.
From teacher the monthly cost is: 200€
From 1st to 3rd grade (Kindergarten) the annual cost per child is: €650
From the 1st to the 6th grade (Primary School) we must take into account an annual cost of 1000€
From the 7th to the 9th grade (Middle Period) we must take into account an annual cost of 1300€ per child.
From the 10th to the 12th grade (Secondary School), we must take into account an annual cost of 1550€ per child.
It is from this point onwards where the scholarship holder decides the path he wants to take; he either continues with his University Studies for 3-4 years (depending on the degree he chooses), or he decides on a Technical or Vocational education.
We estimate that the annual cost for their university education would be approximately 3000 euros per year.
Likewise, the annual cost of a Vocational or Technical education is estimated to be approximately 2500 euros per year.
Postgraduate scholarships (Master´s Degrees, Doctorates) are ruled out for outstanding students.
This being a long- term project, the Bridge will create a Reserve Fund in addition to the money used for its normal operations, this Reserve Fund´s objective will be the same as an endowment; the fund when it has enough funds will actually become an endowment. This will provide continuity for the foundation.
A Bridge to the Holy Land has a special interest not only in academic education being excellent but at the same time instilling fundamental human values, vital for achieving and maintaining a peaceful coexistence between all the inhabitants of the Holy Land.