In response, on August 2, 2017, Ein Prat opened the fully enrolled Hadar Goldin Graduate School in Kibbutz Sufa for forty youths from all over Israel. These young, idealistic students breathe new life into the kibbutz, bringing with them resilience and hope.
The Sufa model has proven successful and Ein Prat has since been approached by four more
kibbutzim in the Negev and plans to open another mechina in the Negev in the summer of 2018.
In the next five years, our goal is to open four more mechinot in the Negev, an area that is struggling
to maintain its population and morale. We plan to work together with Israel's future leaders
and to create thriving strong, urban hubs in the Negev.