What do Nativers mean to you??
Golan at Kol Yaakov: They come with a willingness to do activities, they help in the classroom, they dance with the kids, the represent Americans and the English language well, and they are very open to doing whatever is needed. The kids enjoy the Nativers and are attracted to them - you can hear them say "Come, so and so, come!"
Sigal at Kol Yaakov: The Nativers come with a high motivation and are willing to cooperate. The kids love them. For me, they are very helpful and it's great that they can sit with the kids instead of me sometimes so I can oversee the class more.
Yafah at Gan: This is the 3rd year with Nativers. They are lovely - they help out with the kids in getting them organized and playing with them; having the extra hands helps. Their work builds good connections. We like to help Nativers see how the education system works here and give them skills to take back. They are important examples and role models, and they take great initiative.
Ada at Gan regarding her Nativer: She’s active in taking initiative, she connects with the kids, gives what’s needed, helps when the kids go outside, and we love when she comes… we can’t wait for her to arrive in the morning.
Nisim at MADA: They’re great, they’re very helpful. It’s always important for us to have the American volunteers.
Karen at Ort Sapir: I was on Nativ 2, and I staffed Nativ 7. When I heard Nativers were going to be in Yerucham and I could have them in my class, I said, 'Give me all of them!' The kids really love the Nativers, and it's going to be sad when Nativ goes!