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A.H.A.V.A. - English Learned in a Natural Method

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: English Learned in a Natural Method,” is the only non-profit organization in Israel that provides English literacy skills to at-risk children and financial empowerment to low-income women. A.H.A.V.A. was founded in 2000 by Gaila Cohen Morrison, an educator with over 30 years of experience, and each year A.H.A.V.A. reaches over 500 children in the Jerusalem area with its unique English teaching method.

Geographic areas served: Jerusalem-area, Israel

Programs: After school literacy programs; Reading Rocks! - a new reader for early & struggling learners; annual Readathon; teacher training programs.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Took their training course to teach. Great model of teaching! Incredible impact on students and their language skills and consequently their self esteem and lives. English is such an important skill in the workplace and world and this organization is doing a tremendous job in imparting these skills. Keep up the good work!

Mimi F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AHAVA does great work with children and teaching them to enjoy reading and promoting English literacy among our Israeli children. English is the universal language for communication as well as for higher education in our Israeli universities and this program makes it easy and enjoyable for kids to learn the language. English opens up doors and opportunities for our children and A.H.A.V.A. gives them the opprotunity to learn in a nurturing and relaxed atmosphere giving them the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

Leah E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I see these kids grow and change in the program. I read a story to 3 kids in the program. When my turn was done they all read me a story in english and most importantly they understood what they read to me.