Ramon Award

The Ramon Award is an exceptional program in Israel in the field of leadership for 12th grade students. The partners for this program are: the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Technology, the Ministry of Space and the Ramon Foundation. Each year the team selects agroup of twelve to fifteen student who has excelled in their studies, with proven leadership ability and who has made an outstanding contribution to society and the community. This students is selected from over 300 candidates.

Every year, candidates from all parts of Israeli society are eligible to participate in the Ramon Award, including new migrants, Arabs, Christians, Druze and Jews, from both the centre and the periphery of the country.

In addition students meet with opinion leaders in the public arena, where they become aware of core challenges in Israeli society. During the year, the students are mentored by the Ramon Foundation and by key people in Israeli society. This year, for the first time the students will participate in the Hayim Association which supports children with cancer and their families. The students will analyze the needs of the association, examine its current programs and suggest ideas to advance the association to a national level.

Team Members

Lior Sukarin — 

Study in Shakim School. Lives in Naharyia. The chairman of the city regional youth council. Leads 'memory in your living room' in his city, a project in which holocaust survivors tells their story in peoples' home in front of dozen guests. He also leads a project that gets together religious and scholar Jews, and a project in which youth study sign language. He is active in his school student council in which he led election panels with Knesset members before the last Israeli election. Represented his school in a young ambassador program in Lithuania and Latvia. Active in 'Hashomer Hatzair'. Lior is taking part regularly in contests, delegation and leadership groups in Israel.

Ido gizbursky — 

Study in Makif dalet. Lives in Ashdod. Study in a 'Mofet' class and a representative in his school student council. Take part in 'Atid' project at the 'Herzog center for Judaism', in which he is a coordinator between secular and religious children. Represents his school in many sports activity and initiated his schools' basketball team. Ido leads several community projects and considered to be one of 'Shelach' leading instructors in Israel.

Barhan Flaka — 

Beit Vagan Darka. Lives in Tel Aviv. Barhan is an Ethiopian Jewish, who volunteer in many community programs. For two years she initiated and ran a mentoring program, in which female students teach and help needy. She started dancing lessons to her community that empowers Ethiopian women. Barhan represented Israel through the Jewish agency in delegations and is invited to many panels and events to give lectures about empowering the Ethiopian community.

Uri Knoll — 

Study in Belevav Shalem Yeshiva. Lives in Yeruham. Instructor in Bnei Akiva youth movement, member of Yeruham Robotics team, and a Robotics guide. Leads his robotics team in the national and international FRC competition, and leads the software and control in his team. Last year Uri became a regional counselor and instructor to young children in robotics and teaches as well the professional staff in the Bedouin villages around Yeruham. He takes part in 'Magshmim' excellence program that builds the IDF next generation of computer engineers specializing in cyber.

Tal Abed — 

Study in Atid Raziel Hertzelia. Lives in Barkan. An excellent student, first in his class in physics and computer science. Leads the 'Beitar' youth movement and the vice chairman of the student council in the Shomron regional area. Tal initiated many activities his school and regional municipality and took part in 'young Knesset' – a program in which youth talks and work with Knesset members.

Liron Tyomkin — 

Study Handesaiim School in Hertzelia. Lives Rishon Lezion. Liron is the chairman of the student council in his school. Arrange many volunteering activities in his community especially for elders and disabled children, for these he won the regional volunteer award in May 2017. Volunteer also in the Rishon Lezion 'Aikido club'. Liron was one of the engineers of 'Hoope 2' the second Nano Satellite and wrote and design most of its airborne software. 'Hoope 2' now cruises 350 kilometers above the earth and its signals are being received across the world.

Gallia Stern — 

Study in the Eastern Mediterranean international school in Ramat Hasharon. Lives in Padres Hannah. Participated in the elite 'Future Scientist' of Tel Aviv University, studied physics and mathematics. Take part in 'science in action club as well as the regional math club, participate in international math competitions. Gallia also led 'peace in the middle east' activity in her school. She was a member of a small group that held a seminar in Jerusalem about the Israeli-Arab conflict. She takes parts in 'Bud for Peace' organization, an organization in which volunteers teach Arab children in Jisr al-Zara English. Takes part in studying and research at the ecologic hub in Ein Shemar. Plays basketball and judging basketball games on behave of the Israeli basketball association. Leading a group in the 'Working and striding youth' movement.

Ofri Bason — 

Study in HaKfar Hayarok School. Lives in Hod Hasharon. Leading the 'entrepreneurs school' in her school, responsible for its research and development. In her role, she is the one who is in charge of the relationships with researchers from universities in Israel and abroad. Specializing in psychologic cognitive aspects of products. Working in the 'entrepreneurs school' she represented Israel in a competition in China. Her team won first prize with a product that teaches preschool children math. Ofri also serves as an assistant teacher for the Arab studies coordinator in her school. She was leading 'Krembo's wings' group (youth movement for disabled children) and participated in "dress for it" - a second-hand bazaar whose profits devoted to the establishment of victims of sexual assault centers

Shaked Tzukerman — 

Study Branko vies Eitan. Lives in Naa'n kibbutz. Shaked is active in the 'Hebrew scouts movement in Israel' She led a group of disabled children, and now leading dozens of 7th graders. She is also active in another youth movement called 'Bney Hamoshavim' in which she established the movement troop in her town. She is active in her school's student council in which she initiated a project for the cleaners and security guards in her school, in addition, she also initiated several social projects such as fundraising for poor schools, assisting holocaust survivors. She took part in 'Netzer Aharaon'- a project to commemorate holocaust survivors who died in Israel's wars.

Lauren Giris — 

Study in Leo-beck school. Lives in Haifa. Lauren is an Arab-Christian. Despite being an Arab Christine in a Jewish school, she was elected to be the school's student council chairman. She led many projects and protests in her school. Changing the schools' regulations, and initiating many projects for students' welfare. She led fundraising events for children with cancer and was very active during the great fire in the Carmel mountain- fundraising, and assisting elderly people. She took part in projects that nurture Arab Jewish relations in Haifa and took part in the 'chosen ones' project of the Israeli excellence forum.

Nicol Karton — 

Study in Danziger Darka School. Lives in Kiryat Shmona. Nicol Volunteer in 'upside down' a center of Elem- a nonprofit that assists youth at risk in Israeli periphery. In addition, she took part in a 'young ambassadors', to empower the self-esteem of youth girls at risk. Apart from being an outstanding student, Nicol volunteer in many other small projects such as – guiding children, painting walls in a kinder garden, cleaning synagogue. Nicol's parents immigrated to Israel from Russia. She has to jobs in order to support her family.

Itamar Alyovich — 

Study in Ort Binyamin. Lives in Binyamin. Itamar is a chairman of his school's student council and takes part in the prestigious 'chosen ones' project. Itamar is an instructor in the Hebrew scouts of Israel youth moment and initiated a project named 'street training' in which underprivileged children join the scouts. He takes part in 'LEAD' program in which he initiated a project called 'Up- growing from crisis' a project that was born from Itamars' cope with a great personal crisis he had. After the project success, he started leading teachers' workshops across Israel, and the project will expand this year beyond his school.

Idan Boaz — 

Study in Ginzburg Haoren school. Lives in Yavne. A member of his school student council and active in the schools' debate team. Idan led a memorial project for the alumni of his school how died during their army service, and volunteers regularly in and outside of his school in a 'voice ensemble'. He is active in 'LEAD' program, in which he initiated a project call 'Discourse as a letch' that emphasize the importance of respectful discussion culture among youth across the country. He was also an instructor in 'working and studying' youth movement.

Yaniv Aziz — 

Study in Ort Ebin. Lives in Ramat Gan. Yaniv is the chairman of Tel Aviv region student council. Initiate a project in Ramat Gan in which youth takes part in finding and repairing things in the city alongside the municipality. He was part of a project called 'Omer butterflies' to commemorate Omer Shemesh who died in a car accident in Nepal. Elected to be one of 'Bronfman fellows'