What we do
The Moshal Program is much more than a scholarship program
We are a global organisation operating in South Africa and Israel, working for social change, providing thousands of young people from challenging, disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds with an unparalleled opportunity to turn their lives around through higher education.
The Program was founded jointly by philanthropist Martin Moshal, an entrepreneur and businessman known for investing in leading real estate, hi-tech, and innovation companies who is also a founding partner of the Entrée Capital VC fund, and Yael Lavie, an executive with extensive experience in the worlds of finance and real estate, who currently serves as chairperson of the Moshal Program and of Bar-Lev Hi-Tech Park.
More than education
The Moshal Program provides students of exceptional abilities, motivation, and determination a holistic support package that includes funding alongside personal and professional guidance, and hands-on training. This enables them to complete their academic studies and gain the qualifications needed for high-demand, high-income professions, ensuring they will be able to excel in the challenging, competitive work environment of the 21st century.
We create opportunities
We are committed to bridging the gap between a challenging past and a promising future. Since 2010, the Moshal Program has been dedicated to enabling individuals to transform their lives through higher education.
We are a social transformation organizations which provides opportunities to promising individuals, and then supports them as they overcome their unique challenges and build prosperous futures for themselves.
The program is about more than providing funding to study or helping financially disadvantaged young people gain access to higher education. Although the Moshal Program focuses on those who would not have access to the opportunities, Moshal scholars are selected for their potential which shines through. It is about identifying young men and women from challenging backgrounds who have what it takes to truly thrive, yet don’t have access to the opportunities that they require.
From a challenging past to a promising future
Dreaming of changing their destinies
Moshal’s dreamers are highly motivated, determined, and talented young people with a shared dream: to bring about significant positive change in their lives, despite starting from a disadvantaged background.
When you’re coming from a challenging socioeconomic start, it isn’t easy to aspire, to dare, to make waves. This is where we come in.
Turning their lives around through higher education.
Moshal students are dreamers who have embarked on a journey to turn their lives around through higher education.
They dedicate themselves fully to studying for top degrees, going the extra mile to pave their way to a prosperous future and a promising career. During this study period, the students enjoy a broad support network, which includes full payment of tuition fees, but more importantly – provides a personalised support and professional training package.
What does our support network include?
Funding – Studies and expense allowance. Complete funding enables the students to focus on their studies, relieving them of financial worries.
Support & training – Personalised support for each student throughout their entire degree and beyond, including contacts within the vibrant Moshal community and a valuable toolkit for personal development and academic success.
Professional mentoring – Building soft skills and preparing for the world of work, through training, vac work opportunities and membership in the Moshal Program’s professional community.
A unique, inspiring group
Moshal Program graduates belong to a robust community consisting of over 300 men and women throughout South Africa.
These graduates are developing impressive careers in hospitals, hi-tech companies, and leading organisations worldwide and also belong to a unique community, of tremendous value, to their professional future. They make important contacts, network with each other, and open doors to better career opportunities.
Moshal Program graduates are role models who inspire both current and future students. Their impressive track record is living proof that when potential meets determination and motivation, change is bound to follow.
Role models for future generations
Moshal Program graduates “pass the baton” to the next generation and drive important social projects.
This is at the core of the journey: completing the circle that begins with a dream and ends with inspiring others for years to come. After absorbing the Program’s values, graduates are now perfectly positioned to leverage the tools they have acquired to drive social change as leaders and trailblazers.
Hand in hand with their professional development, the Program’s alumni take the time and resources to inspire other alumni, students, and dreamers, to lead social change and, ultimately, to help them create a new life story.