GHIS is more than just a school. Through our students, their families and communities, and the growing network of committed supporters, GHIS’s impact stretches around the world. Our mission of building peace through education is a message that is resonating far and wide to attract students and stakeholders alike—individuals who appreciate that they can be part of a project that is creating a new cohort of leaders for change.
Together, people of all faiths, from the United States and around the world, are building a like-minded community much larger than the GHIS population. Our school’s impact is creating a ripple effect across the globe, and I am grateful for the incredible commitment and contribution of all supporters—from diverse communities in the United States, to the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, Morocco and many more.
Our supporters understand the value of educating our passionate and ambitious young students through a lens of shared experience. All will gain a global perspective, top-class education and applicable skills for their future, giving them confidence to be agents of change in all spheres of life both in Israel and across the world.
Nurit joined Givat Haviva in 2015 after 20 years in senior corporate roles. She has traveled around the world building a network of partners, friends, and supporters with GHIS at its core. Nurit graduated from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology with a B.A. in Biology, and has an MBA from the University of San Francisco, California.
For more than seven decades, Givat Haviva has provided educational programs aimed at developing a just, equal, and inclusive society. In 2018, we created GHIS as an educational incubator to develop leaders for the future of our world, the Middle East, and Israel—to help move from competition and struggle between nations to a shared, egalitarian society that operates in peace.
GHIS students study the complexity of global conflicts, the differences, and the similarities between them. They learn that individual identity can exist while accepting the identity of the other, and that conflict can be transcended through greater mutual understanding.
Our school draws on the insights of the IB program and the experience of our students from around the world, and supplements it with conflict resolution knowledge accumulated over more than 70 years in Givat Haviva. With this formula a responsible cohort of young people is being created that will one day lead our shared society.
As CEO of Givat Haviva from 2012-2021, Yaniv was one of Israel’s primary leaders of shared society. In this role he created programs that promote these values and educate as many citizens as possible to the benefits of working together.
David joined GHIS because he was looking for the right educational establishment to develop personally and professionally. As soon as he heard about GHIS, he realized that it suits his values.
“As someone who has always been committed to coexistence in Israel, I see GHIS as a great vehicle to bring young people together in an accepting and non-prejudicial way.”
As well as being a teacher, David is also trained in special needs education at all school levels.
David holds a joint Honors B.Ed. in Special Education ages 6 to 21, and BA in Literature at Oranim College