First place for group of students who invented a board game for visually impaired and sighted children to play together, to represent Israel in France in the international competition of Junior Achievement
On May 30, 2019, a group of Beer Sheva Rager High School pupils won the national competition of the "Doing Business" Program of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Israel (member of the international Junior Achievement Organization), led by Gal Liran and Eden Geva-Liran, two students from the Department of Management at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management GGFBM, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
The winning team will represent Israel in the world finals competition in July in France, accompanied by Gal and Eden (left photo), a married couple in their senior year of Management. Gal and Eden led the high school group to develop a product as part of their senior project course Young Entrepreneurs Project, in which BA Management students accompany high school students in the Negev (Israel's southern region) in developing innovative ideas into profitable products with responsible social value.
The idea developed by the group is an original interactive board game that allows blind, visually impaired, and sighted children to play together without limitations. The game is called "Together – An Accessible Board Game." The game's websites: Facebook site, Instagram and Twitter, Together.
Gal and Eden have a vision to create platforms that will increase public awareness of the special needs sector, to integrate them fully and promote equality, and to increase accessibility. "No one gets left out anymore," says Gal, and Eden confirms their vision that "the accessibility revolution is growing!"
Dr. Mosi Rosenboim, Chair of the GGFBM Department of Management explains the importance of the "Doing Business Program" in cooperation with Young Entrepreneurs in Israel. “This program enables our Management students to help high school pupils develop their innovative ideas as profitable products. Our Management students serve both as instructors and as a source of inspiration for the local Negev (southern region) high students and, in fact, open the door to entrepreneurship and innovation, giving the pupils the tools and knowhow to think out-of-the-box. In addition, the activity with high school students contributes to society thus fulfilling the GGFBM vision: Winning Management with Impact on Society."
GGFBM Dean, Prof. Miki Malul: "The connection between our students and faculty members with the community is an integral part of the Faculty's vision: Management Leads Society."
The Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management GGFBM at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is the most dynamic faculty in Israel, with the widest range of degrees. Graduates of the GGFBM are equipped with significant added value in leadership and social responsibility. This gives our graduates a significant competitive edge in the labor market and in their contribution to society. The interaction in innovative teaching with leading senior executives, the relevant research environment, address the growing need for managers who are also leaders with a broad vision that includes society and the environment.