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5X2 – Expanding the circle of excellence

Doubling the number of Israeli high school graduates majoring in Science and Technology

5X2 - Expanding the circle of excellence

The 5X2 Initiative was launched in 2013 following a significant drop in the number of high school graduates in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and technology, as well as a growing shortage of teachers in these fields. At the same time there has been a consistent growth in the industries which demand excellence in these fields. These trends have an immediate and long-term impact on increasing the gaps in Israeli society, and on the future of the economy.

The 5X2 Initiative is designed to expand the sphere of excellence and to double the number of high school graduates in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering at the level of 5 units in order to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The initiative operates according to the Collective Impact Model and Sheatufim acts as the Backbone Organization.

The Backbone Organization functions as the "conductor of the orchestra" and the "engine" that drives the initiative forward. The Backbone Organization is responsible, among other things, for formulating an agreed, joint platform that includes defining the common vision, the mission, the goals and the modes of action. The organization supports the Initiative’s steering committee at all stages of the process, including funding, promoting supportive public policy and coordinating all the partners.

 

5X2 – the mission

The initiative’s mission is to promote excellence in scientific and technological education as an engine for the development of a general culture of excellence in education. We are committed to achieving this while simultaneously, reducing gaps and providing equal opportunities for all students, male and female, and from all the many facets of Israeli society.

 

5X2 – the partners

The funders and supporters of the initiative are: The Trump Foundation, Intel, Teva, the Cleveland Federation, World Ort – Kadima Mada, Marvell, Amdocs, Qualcomm and Western Digital. Many influential representatives from the business, public and social sectors have joined the partner network of the 5X2 Initiative.

The Partner Network currently consists of about 100 representatives of organizations. Other prominent players include the Defense Ministry, the IDF and local government, as well as academic institutions, schools, science museums, educational organizations and philanthropic foundations.

A unique coalition of businesses, including over 40 leading HI-TECH companies from Israel and abroad has been formed in the framework of the initiative.

The 5X2 Initiative works in strategic cooperation with the Ministry of Education. As of 2014, the Ministry of Education is spearheading the joint initiative with the National Program for the Advancement of Excellence in Mathematics and Science.

The 5X2 steering committee includes 18 representatives of organizations and leads the policy-making and the strategy formulation of the initiative.

the 5X2 Initiative website

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