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"We can't change the direction of the wind, but we can increase the wing span and teach people to soar above the air currents." 

Yaniv Cakcon, The Neighborhood, 2010

The "Building Society Together" model creates value-oriented ​​education by socializing, learning, and creating a world of images in the various circles. The goal is to encourage children and teens to be socially aware and socially responsible as part of the process of creating a democratic, community-centered civil society.

"Building Society Together" is a citywide program that encompasses the youth movements and organizations, the community, and the city's institutions.

Its aim is to develop young leadership and frameworks for children and teens. The heads of the youth movements and organizations work together as a team based on mutual dialogue, whose goal is to create and guide social change by means of education and action.

The model constitutes a basis for formal and informal partnerships, which will envelop the kids from morning till night, and create an ongoing, multi-annual educational process.

Paper: The art and practice of "Building Society Together"

Building Society Together

A Model to integrate Informal Education in an Education City

After reading this paper, the reader will be familiar with the Building Society together model, how it works, the critical factors for success, and how it addresses the following needs:

  • creating systems of social involvement, and the social self-fulfillment of the young generation.
  • Addressing the social / community need to seat a microcosm of  local society around one table, to conduct a value-based and organizational dialogue and use it to create an influential city policy and action.
  • create a relationship that converses with parents, youth, and the community’s needs.
  • networking and integrating the informal education organizations.
  • Significant growth in a variety of informal activities in cities and in the council.
  • creating a facultative organizational structure that includes stability on the one hand and constant renewal on the other.
  • Pooling Value / educational / community resources between informal and formal education.
  • fostering a formal-informal educational continuum.

By Yaniv Cackon

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