NEW YORK (Aug. 21)
Boys Town Jerusalem has been awarded a $300,000 U.S. government grant from the Agency for International Development (AID) to acquire new technical equipment for its College of Applied Engineering, it was announced today by Joe Nakash, president of the Boys Town Jeusalem Society.
“The grontbrings the AID funding Boys Town has received through the Office of the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad to $1,350,000,” Nakash said. “Boys Town was awarded $800,000 in 1982 toward construction of the college’s new academic building, scheduled for completion next spring, and a second grant of $250,000 in 1983 for technical equipment for the college.”
Attorney Samuel Rabinowitz of Philadelphia, president of Boys Town’s Mid-Atlantic Region, and Lois Krebs, the region’s executive director, represented Boys Town in obtaining all three grants.
Rabinowitz said their acquisition “demonstrates the U.S. government’s recognition of Boys Town as a model education center that fosters American ideas and practices abroad, as well as its positive assessment of the college’s emerging impact on the technological growth and development of Israel’s economy.”
He said the College has graduated over 400 students with degrees as mechanical and electronics engineers and technicians who have taken positions in Israel’s high tech industries, vocational high schools or armed forces with responsibility for critical defense systems. The majority of those students are the children of underprivileged immigrant families who first attended Boys Town’s High Schools of Electronics or Precision Mechanics, two of the eight institutions it maintains on an 18-acre residential campus in the Jerusalem suburb of Bayit Vegan.