Shlomo then decided not to participate in these games, but returned in Bat Yam, with the intention to become mayor and turn the city into a flourishing garden. Its Lahiani revolution began with education. Many of the principals of the city then got pink slips as a teacher, did not correspond to the revolutionary plans. Visiting a school of Bat-Yam, Lahiani met with students, immigrants from the CIS countries. One day he met a boy who did not want to go to school – the teacher has banned talk out there in Russian.
The mayor immediately responded and said the Director to be open to all cultures and any language. So the guys from different communities to get to know Russian culture and people from Russia have become more deeply explore the local traditions. The integration process went well and quickly. From the Ministry of Education, from other cities came to learn from experience, wondered how quickly to raise achievement levels, make learning interesting for students. Computers in every classroom, hot lunches, extra classes for those in need – all the ingredients for success.
Lahiani believes that there are no bad students, but there are children who are ill. 'The problem of the city – to make sure that our children were good', – says Lahiani. Some parents have no money to clubs, and the City has established special program for them. Musically gifted children are invited to participate in a music school, and once home to one boy's car came from the municipality, has brought the piano – he could not believe my eyes … As a result, the city Ministry of Education, received the award for outstanding performance in the exams for bagrut (66 percent). 'Bulldozer' Shlomo Lahiani also believes in the power of collective effort. Most of his teammates – young, aspiring change the face of the city. Sigal Peretz, a beautiful and soulful 30-year-old woman who manages the municipality of the department of education. Every morning, she spends for the mayor 'tour' in the schools, fix the problem to be solved. Through this summer, all city schools have air conditioning. In the city rushed to young families, as well as tourists. Bat-Yam soon took his place on the tourist map of Israel. The plans – the construction of three hotels in 2-3 years on Main Street will be opened luxury hotel 'Hilton'. Russian tourists are discovering Israel after the abolition of visas, did not escape the attention of Bat Yam. Shlomo Lahiani dream – five years later to take first place on the academic performance of schoolchildren and satisfaction of citizens, to develop hotel infrastructure, catering business, the prosperity of industrial zone. But back to Barcelona. Municipality of Bat Yam Biennale decided to make this Catalan city, and on According to Shlomo Lahiani, it's just tremendous changes start waiting Bat Yam.