Harvey’s Kids is what we call Kaleidoscope’s efforts to include our Ethiopian children in the community.
It is implemented in schools in cities like Kiryat Malachi, where there is a high percentage of children of Ethiopian origin. Although most of these children have been born here, studies show what we know empirically – that they still feel on the periphery and often do not feel included.
With Harvey’s Kids, we help the children, native Israeli and Ethiopian, understand each other’s identities, and focus on similarities and strengths. We do so with a variety of activities like Kaleidosport, Towards Social Responsibility and Our Story, programs that help them feel good about being together while they learn about each other. Harvey’s Kids was created by the Major family in loving memory of their cousin Harvey Greenberg as a meaningful way to keep our memory of his short life alive.