GHIS/Santa Barbara Partnership

When 21-year-old Liberian national Chernor Diallo was elected student body president at Santa Barbara City College this spring, it was the pinnacle of a journey that had taken him around the world via an innovative two-year baccalaureate degree and leadership program headquartered in Israel. Givat Haviva International School (GHIS), has enjoyed strong sponsorship from Santa Barbarans since its inception and is proving to be a true disruptor in helping heal age-old ethnic conflcts.

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David Zehavi

Hebrew Literature

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