About this blog
Welcome to my blog about intercultural relations
A few words of explanation.
My name is Keren and in the morning I work in the Israeli Ministry of Education as a supervisor of extra curriculum activities in schools and in the evenings I initiate social activism & entrepreneur.
The purpose of this social enterprise is to strengthen, intensify and promote social enterprises that deal with intercultural relations – friendship, tolerance and knowledge of "others" in society, and to present information about organizations active in this field.
I write this blog because I believe that there is a major need for the concentration of information about organizations and programs and persons involved or interested in intercultural relations, tolerance and knowledge the "others" in our community.
This blog has already become a platform for information and ideas in this area relating to social and volunteer activities. The purpose is to provide a platform for persons involved in the area of intercultural relations. The blog moves between my personal opinions and those of others, creating increased contacts with others.
There is the hope that by specifying the activities and institutions involved in the area of intercultural relations this will benefit us and our children in the future.
Because of my love for humanity I am trying to create contacts that will generate cooperation and increased activity, which the basis of my beliefs. I have been involved over the years in dealing with the complex area of cooperation between groups that in fact are in conflict. As a consequence I have realized that there is a dire need to concentrate all the information about intercultural relations and cause others to join us.
What does this blog/platform present?
- Information about activities on intercultural relations
- Information about events
- Innovative projects, associations, organizations, forums ; youth and adult movements
- Add information about your activities in the area of intercultural relations to our repository
- Calls for volunteers, assistance to the needy
- Calendar of events
This blog contains reliable and relevant information which can lead to contacts and increase in the numbers of persons willing to act toward a change in the public agenda in the area of intercultural relations.
We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have commented, encouraged and reacted and all those organizations who have sent information to our repository. Special thanks go to Danny Margalit who was the first person to comprehend the dynamic potential of this platform.
Who is Keren Ketko Ayali who initiated this platform?
Born in Jerusalem. Married and mother of four.
Degrees in Business Administration for M.A. graduate in Social Studies at Tel Aviv University; M.A. in Communications and Journalism at the Hebrew University; B.A. in Humanities at the Hebrew University.
Presently employed at the Social and Youth Administration Department of the Ministry of Education in the central area of Israel.
Over the past years I have directed projects in the area of intercultural relations with the Communities Hangout Bridges program with the ORT schools, the Google Company and the Peres Center for Peace, dialogue through the media, coexistence through sport, women circles, etc.
Up to 2012 director of community associations
1996-2006 teaching and education projects.
1990-1996 Studies, instruction of youth, community work overseas; journalism and spokesmen's office.
Throughout my life I have been involved in volunteer programs and presently volunteer in many projects.
What do you think about this platform of dialogue which I iniated and I would be please if you would post your opinions on this platform?