Despite the issues with poverty throughout Israel, the country remains fairly well-educated. However, there is still plenty of room for improvement, and many children are left behind in primary schools due to their turbulent home lives.
The school system in Israel is set up very similarly to the United States. Primary education covers grades 1 through 6 (ages 6 through 12), middle school covers grades 7 through 9 (ages 12 to 15), and high school covers grades 10 through 12 (ages 15 through 18). Education is compulsory for all children from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the school year runs from September 1 to the end of June.
Israel has achieved relative success with its literacy rate, as 97.8 percent of the people in Israel are able to read and write, including 98.7 percent of men and 96.8 percent of women. While this places Israel well over the global average of 86.3 percent (90 percent for men, 82.7 percent for women), it also puts Israel under the average literacy rate for developed nations, at 99.2 percent. Clearly, there is still work to be done for Israel to measure up to its OECD (the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) peers.
The biggest barrier to Israel achieving even greater educational success is due to high levels of poverty. Israel consistently ranks among the top nations for highest poverty ratings among all developed nations. Poverty disrupts the home life, and children are often left to fend for themselves. When they do not have a safe or stable life outside of school, it becomes significantly more difficult for them to find success in their studies.
Curt Landry Ministries is proud to support safe houses throughout Jerusalem, which provide children with a positive, safe environment in which they can learn and grow. These safe houses are changing lives on a daily basis, helping children to realize their full potential and escape the harsh realities of their home lives.
For more information about how you can support these safe houses and give Israeli children a better chance at receiving a good education, contact us today at Curt Landry Ministries.
TAKING THE GOSPEL OF YESHUA HAMASHIACH (JESUS THE MESSIAH) INTO ALL THE NATIONS!
Curt Landry Media acts as a voice to the Nations, walking out the instructions of Mark 16:15, “…Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature.” With the vision to preach and to publish openly the good news, Curt Landry Media brings a message of salvation that can be heard throughout the Nations of the World!
MISSION, VISION & PURPOSE:
The mission of Curt Landry Media is to be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church, releasing God’s fullness throughout the earth. Our vision is to bring revival to Israel, the Church, and the nations through a deeper understanding and revelation of the power of covenant. Our purpose is to facilitate covenant restoration through the reconciliation of Jews and Gentiles coming together as the One New Man.
OUR CORE VALUES:
● Honor – We believe that honor is a force and we treat each person with a level of value and respect that allows us to take the role of a servant in the relationship.
● Truth – We believe that God’s truth has the power to set people free, and we do everything in our power to remain faithful to His truth, in thought, in word, and in deed.
● Integrity – We adhere to biblically based moral and ethical principles, and maintain these principles both in public and in private.
Statement of Faith
What We Believe…
We believe that the Bible and all the scriptures within both Old and New Testaments are the infallible and inspired Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, our creator, manifested into three persons – God the Father, Jesus the Son, our Savior and the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God, who provides spiritual power for daily living and Godly service.