Informal education is always in full swing at the Alumim Children’s Home. Alumim is not an orphanage or school, but a home and wonderful place to be. In order to facilitate our children’s growth and development, and allow them to mature into successful individuals who can and will contribute to their environment, we gear our special extra-curricular activities to emphasize values and allow our children to internalize them. Even free time is measured in a way that is most beneficial to them—both in the immediate short term and long term.
Our staff devotes constant thought and energy in order to utilize every means to convey educational values to the students—through games and close interaction. Relaxed afternoon hours and late-night discussions are special times for comfortable, personal discussions and disclosures. Our staff works tirelessly to create and host quality activities for the students, ranging from special events to parties, which promote our goals and foster their social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
One of our primary objectives is to channel the children’s energies into positive directions that will allow them to create, flourish, and build. As such, Alumim spares no effort to develop the children’s raw talents, which contributes to their self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-respect. Not every child can succeed in his studies, and Alumim faculty thus strives to allow all students to experiment with and shine in other realms of life.
Alumim’s social coordinator works hand-in-hand with the dorm counselors, who fill the children’s days with pleasant, exciting, and fascinating activities that allow each child to develop his talent to the fullest.
Every child participates in at least two extra-curricular courses that are best matched to his talents and aspirations. These courses inspire and encourage creativity and success and fill the children’s time with constructive activity. Regular attendance and participation in these enrichment courses are especially vital for students who exhibit difficulties in their studies. Often, these students blossom in their enrichment courses and discover an outlet for their unique talents.
Alumim offers the following extra-curricular courses:
Exercise (young students)
Shabbos and holidays