Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem has developed two One Team programs that include working with children in need.
The first program called Neve Yaakov and it was developed jointly with the Jewish Federation of Canada, UIA, for teenagers from poor families from Neve Yaakov neighborhood. The program focus on children who do not currently integrated into other program that take place in the neighborhood. Special emphasis is on attracting teenagers from a Bukharian background in order to help them maximize their potential. The main program goal is to establish basketball framework for these disadvantaged teenagers and teach them values such as excellence, responsibility and sense of self-efficacy.
The second One Team program is called Or Shalom and it is developed jointly with Jerusalem Bank. Or Shalom is a boarding school for boys under 14 who were taken out of their homes by court order, and all suffer from emotional/behavioral problems. The One Team program takes place during their school hours and is activated in small groups. The main objective of the program is to give the kids a meaningful frame work, in which they will learn to work together with their teammates, and recognize their different backgrounds, abilities and wishes. In addition, we aim to teach the kids how to work hard, and understand that success is a product of hard work.
About One Team:
One Team, Euroleague Basketball's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, supported by Turkish Airlines as the One Team Founding Patron and with the collaboration of Special Olympics as Proud Partner, uses basketball to achieve real social impact in our communities. With an innovative model of interconnectedness across an entire continent, Euroleague Basketball and its clubs have developed a complete CSR program that brings together activities from each team in an integrated, impactful way, working under the theme of "community integration". Each participating club develops a specific One Team project tailored to its own community needs to benefit groups in danger of exclusion due to problems such as substance abuse and gender, physical or intellectual disability. Since its founding in 2012, the One Team programme has reached already directly and indirectly 12000 participants through its various team projects.