Kibbutz Eshbal provides a home for about 40 at-risk 15-18 year old teenagers, mostly of Ethiopian origin, for whom Eshbal is the last chance to rehabilitate their lives and become normative members of society.
Students come from underprivileged communities and suffer from educational and emotional neglect. In particular, the program caters to students who have dropped out or been expelled from the national school system and lived on the street, as well as those who have experienced physical and emotional abuse, crime, or drug and alcohol abuse.
These students benefit from a range of extracurricular activities, personalized care and guidance, and a vibrant group dynamic which provides a family atmosphere. Eshbal is considered one of the most successful and unique solutions for such youth in Israel.