Team Niot Update

Haim Watzman

Niot with his teacher
Gabi Yeruyshalmi

Here’s a brief update on what’s going on with Team Niot, the project to help learning disabled students that my family and I are setting up in memory of my son Niot.

We are working on the project in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Education, an organization that runs Dror, the high school that Niot attended, and other schools in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel. Now that we’ve gotten past summer vacation and the high holidays, I’ll be sitting down with the people at the AAE to discuss the details, and I’ll post a more detailed update here as soon as we know more.

We originally also planned a second project to help lone soldiers (soldiers whose families are overseas) in the Golani Brigade, where Niot served. But the Brigade commander and personnel officer have informed us that other organizations are already covering this need well and we’ve thus decided to devote our full energies to the Team Niot project.

Team Niot will be based on a core of educators and professionals who themselves worked with Niot and whom I will present to you as the project gets up and running. Stay tuned.