09/29/2014 - Outstanding Math Achievers at Negba Treated to Tour of Google Israel Offices
Five Negba children experienced a visit of a lifetime to Google Israel's Tel Aviv offices, which they earned for demonstrating excellence in math throughout the year.
Three times a week, children at Negba use "Heshbon 10," a computer program developed by Negba Co-Founder Claude Kadouch, unique in its technology of error correction which adapts automatically to each learner. The program is also used by nearly 250,000 students in Israel's primary schools.
David Kadouch, son of Negba Claude Kadouch and also a partner in the development of "Heshbon 10" and a Google employee, arranged the visit and accompanied the children throughout the tour of Google Israel's remarkable facility. Wearing special name tags, the kids were awed by the Tel Aviv scenery from the 26th floor of the Electra Tower building. And they were speechless as they traversed different venues- first the sea, then a street, afterwards a playground- as they passed from room to room. The journey between two floors on a giant slide was a big hit.
Seeing the Google programmers at work was a real treat, and so was noshing from the well-stocked employee snack bar and playing on the Foosball table and the PlayStation in the company game room. David presented some of the latest Google innovations, explaining how YouTube, Google Maps and the Google search engine work. He also offered a glimpse of some exciting projects currently being developed.
At the conclusion of the visit, the kids received Google bags and Google shirts, which they wanted to wear immediately and already join the Google staff team. "Work hard now, learn a lot, and maybe someday you will return as Google employees in the future," remarked David. With Negba's help, they may reach their dreams one day.