Businessman to invest in northern schools

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
Israeli businessman Nohi Dankner announced his plans to invest $50 million to build and renovate schools in northern Israel. The project is in association with the Jewish Agency.

Education Minister Yuli Tamir said goal is to upgrade education facilities in the north.

“There are no quality education buildings in many northern communities and we want to upgrade the buildings and give students the chance to study in an acceptable educational atmosphere.”

Dankner’s business has already contributed $19 million to the project. Jewish Agency head Zeev Bielski said his agency would match Dankner's investment.

“Since I took office I started fundraising for a number of education programs. We welcome all assistance from private individuals,” Tamir said.

Danker said, “We welcome the government's intention to invest in education in the coming years, but at the moment the private sector can help and we are doing so from the heart.”

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