The “Gate of Hope – Petach Tikva” Foundation wants to reach first of all children at the age of 9 to 12. Our project is based on true stories of Jewish children who survived the nightmare of the Holocaust. We wish to make the young people sensitive to harm done to other people and teach them respect themselves and others.
The aim of the “Gate of Hope – Petach Tikva” Foundation is to promote the idea of respect and tolerance for each human being. By talking of positive and negative behaviors we want to prevent any discrimination. We present martyrdom of the Jews sensitively. We want to shape not only individual attitudes but also relations in a group taking into account personal and social sensitivity.
Most sociologists admit that introducing right models to be followed and providing proper education to pupils, especially those under 13, are the greatest hope for a positive change in the mentality of our children. This is the time when the moral spine of a young man is shaped. Our activities develop in the young people sensitivity to harm done to other human beings. We want to react to such attitudes as: indifference, intolerance, prejudice and hatred.
We want positive habits to be inscribed in hearts and rooted in minds of young people, leaving an imperishable, positive model to be followed, which will bring fruit in their adult lives, according to the principle: “What youth is used to, age remembers.”
This is how the name: “Gate of Hope – Petach Tikva” was created, because we believe that there is a hope to bring up a generation of people who will become an answer for our country and the world as a result of proper education.
The generation of children who live now will make important decisions in future. We all would like to see Polish youth responsible, enlightened and sensitive to harm done to other people. We want to see youth we could be proud of.
When we shape attitudes of young generation, we shape future of our nation and perception of our country worldwide. Much of this responsibility is ours.
May the Lord help us.
On behalf of the
“Gate of Hope – Petach Tikva” Foundation