1    Jun 20100 comments

An important visit to MyHeritage

A group from the Educational Program MEET came last week for a tour of MyHeritage offices.

Nir, Lior, Ran, Mor, Omer, Marina, Noura. Sitting left to right: Jaiel (from MyHeritage), Natalie and Nadine

MEET is a special three year program in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It brings together Palestinian and Israeli students (15-17 years old) in a project-based learning environment in which they learn practical technological skills and business leadership skills. Most importantly, the program is designed to help them create positive social change within their communities.

At the end of every year the MEET staff and instructors choose four excelling students to receive a special award for their social and educational involvement in MEET. The award is a “field trip” tour of a successful technology company. In the past students have toured the campuses of IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and other large companies. This year eight students from East and West Jerusalem, Mevasseret and Bethlehem were chosen to participate in a tour of MyHeritage.com.

The students received a tour of the MyHeritage campus and heard presentations by MyHeritage employees. Genealogy and Translation Manager Daniel Horowitz spoke about genealogy and the tools for understanding family roots. Ofir Oron, Product Manager, spoke about build great digital products with secret tips to successful management, which received the students applause. Jaiel Warrick spoke about the company structure, history and products. Then the students took a tour of the company's head-quarters and met the rest of the team.

Noa Sattath, Executive Director from MEET comments: “We met the staff and absorbed the beauty and unique atmosphere of the MyHeritage.com office. The students were inspired by the professionalism, passion and dedication of our hosts, and are incredibly grateful for the experience.”

When asked how MyHeritage compared to previous tours, the students enthusiastically remarked that touring MyHeritage was “great!”

We enjoyed their visit and it was an honor to have this remarkable group in our offices.

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