Peace through sport
27 April 2015 13:30
The Torch of Peace
"The Olympic Values Education Program" is a general education program in the field of physical education classes. The program is designated for all students in the system, among them, students with physical disabilities in the Israeli population- Jews - orthodox and non-orthodox, Christians, Arab, and Druze, and in the theoretical, technological, agricultural & professional course of study.
The program aims to implement the Olympic values in the hearts and minds of young people. Sport is a universal language. Sport teaches us how to strive for excellence in everything we do. How to live in friendship and peace, how to respect ourselves, others, rules and regulations.
Sport has its own language, and everyone can speak it. It’s a language of hope, where anything is possible.”
Olympic committee of Israel had chosen an Arab elementary school from Sakhnin
and invited its students to visit the Olympic Experience Museum and meet an
As a gesture, the children prepared a wax torch and during their visit they will give it as a gift to the Olympic Committee of Israel.