Over the last 15 years, MisCar has taken part in a variety of activities in the community. We have visited children hospitals, the local day center for mentally handicapped children (Nitzanim), as well as the children’s village (Kfar HaYeladim). We have assisted over 50% of Israel’s FRC teams. MisCar has organized a pit at the community independence day event for visitors to interact with our robots.Our big annual Robotic-Fun event is organized and put on solely by the team members on kick-off day, to which attendance grows immensely each year.
MisCar team members volunteer at Magen David Adom (Israel’s red cross) as well as in lead roles at the different levels of the FIRST competitions.
We also present lectures to prospective sponsors and other high tech groups.
Over the last three years, we developed a program close to our heart to reduce road deaths in our community and our country (which are higher than military losses). Rethink Safe Driving has become a much anticipated yearly activity in the local kindergartens and this year our first high school classes were very successful.
Misgav Council Award - Yakir Misgav
Misgav Council award each year a person or a group of people who were found eligible to recieve an award for their volenteer activites during the years.
Since 2008 season we are preforming several different activities for our community at large. Here are some examples:
Rethink Road Safety
Rethink Road Safety teaches road safety to different age groups, from kindergarten to high school, in an interactive way through science and technology.
The team’s goal is to instill road safety in a way that will achieve lasting effects on the students, as well as expose them to MisCar’s activities, STEM, and FIRST in general.
We found that just a small program change makes it possible to produce an activity suitable to different age groups and thus achieve the same goal in different ways.