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American Jewish Congress Sponsors Educational Project in Israel

A project sponsored jointly by the Israel Ministry of Education and the national women’s division of the American Jewish Congress and aimed at raising the educational level of a group of young immigrants from Oriental and underdeveloped countries, was inaugurated here today. Education Minister Abba Eban presided at the opening ceremonies.

The project provides the children with scholarships at Jerusalem high schools in addition to supplementary instruction and coaching at the Louie Waterman Wise Youth Hostel. where they will be living. The first group consists of 50 boys and 28 girls between 12 and 16 years of age, who were brought here from settlements throughout the country.

Mr. Eban announced today the appointment by the Israel Government of a special coordinating committee to assist and advise students from African and Asian countries. The committee will deal with the increasing flow of students and postgraduates from these countries. The group will also act on the increasing number of requests from Afro-Asian countries for teachers, professors and lecturers from Israel.

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