Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to empower all children across Israel to dream, and by doing this, we are building bridges to create a more peaceful and stronger Israeli society.
For many of our children, ITEC is their safe haven. We meet them wherever there is a need and we help them overcome hardships. The struggles might be financial, as we are often reaching out to help underserved and underprivileged families. However, the need can also be personal, as many of our programs work to build confidence and inner strength.
Though tennis is at the core of what we offer, it is only the first step in a much broader program of personal growth, centered around emotional and social development. It is the way in. Tennis is the tool that empowers the children of ITEC to learn the life skills that will help them pursue their dreams. As a result, our children don’t even have to be good at tennis to gain the real value from our programs. We embrace children of all abilities and physical skills, including those with special needs.
As an organization, we are dedicated to the principles of equality, excellence, education and leadership development for each and every child in Israel. All religions and ethnicities are welcome. The wonderful thing about working with children is that they bring no preconceptions, prejudices or ideas. For them, we are all just people. Friendships can be made in unlikely places. We see this as building bridges and creating new pathways of communication where none existed previously. Where there is a bridge, comes a greater degree of understanding, and this is why our mission is so vital to the future peace and strength of Israel.