The Havatzelet group funds
are managed by the scholarship administration and are made, by the vision of
their founders, for the advancement of education, culture and creation in
kibbutzes and in Israeli society. The scholarships act as leverage for
fulfilment of personal potential and social, cultural and economic prosperity.
Encouraging art and
The Havatzelet group sees great importance in encouraging the artist, the
creator, the kibbutz member, in their artistic and cultural work. Artistic
creation, in all its forms, provides an important and unique contribution to
enriching the cultural life of the Kibbutzes Movement – in content, values,
experiences and enjoyment. Dozens of members of HaKibbutz HaArtzi every year
are awarded scholarships by Havatzelet for various social, cultural,
philosophical and artistic activities. Despite the fact that this is only very
humble support, its cumulative significance is very high.
The Funds. The Havatzelet group runs
three funds which are open to the public and operate within the fiscal year;
the Artistic Creation Support Fund, the Higher Education Support Fund and the
Fund for Book Publications within HaKibbutz HaArtzi.
The Artistic Creation
Support Fund sets its sights on cultivating and encouraging artistic creativity in
the kibbutzes. The fund serves the artist kibbutz member who hasn't the means
to publish a book, launch an exhibit, put on a musical production or play or
produce a film.
The Higher Education
Support Fund. The Havatzelet group finds great importance in supporting students of
higher education and continuing education programmes. Higher education is more
than just an individual's need, it is the basis and leverage of our society's
prosperity and attraction. Scholarships are awarded each year for social
activities in informal education, in the various Havatzelet branches and in
kibbutz institutions. The Higher Education Support Fund has given hundreds of
scholarships to students of continuing education in recent years.
Scholarship recipients are
obligated to spend four hours a week throughout the year working in a voluntary
project. This support allows the student to contribute their knowledge and
added value for the promotion of social activity in Israeli society.
The Movement Books
Committee. The Fund, which is managed by a committee of representatives from the
kibbutzes, assists in the publication of books on life stories in the Movement,
on the kibbutz and in Movement activities. In addition, the fund supports the
publication of books for Yad Ya'ari and Moreshet. Yad Ya'ari publication
focusses on research history of the movement in different countries, as well as
research, and Moreshet publishes the personal stories of holocaust surviving
members of HaShomer HaTzair kibbutzes.
The Committee meets twice
a year to discuss applications made to it. Those eligible receive the aid upon
publication of their books.