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THE NEED FOR OUR PROGRAM ARISES FROM THE ALARMING SOCIOLOGICAL STATUS QUO OF THE ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY AND DISTURBING DOWNWARD TRENDS 

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THE ADJUSTMENT PROCESS OF BEING TRANSPLANTED FROM A PATRIARCHAL  RURAL SHEPHERDING CULTURE TO A MODERN SOCIETY HAS BEEN DIFFICULT AND DESTRUCTIVE TO THE FAMILY STRUCTURE 

In many cases, families have been unable to adjust. Consequently, a large proportion of our parents work as unskilled and contracted laborers or live on welfare. This reality has diminished their authority and the ability to provide guidance and support to their children which in turn has created a younger generation prone to delinquency in growing numbers.

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from a patriarchal rural shepherding culture 

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to a modern society

EVEN TODAY, MORE THAN 30 YEARS AFTER OPERATION MOSES THE COMMUNITY STILL  LAGS BEHIND THE GENERAL POPULATION IN EVERY PARAMETER FROM EDUCATION TO EMPLOYMENT

​The statistics are cause for concern, in a comparison of achievement gaps, Israeli-Ethiopian children swiftly fall behind their peers, and by the time they reach the 8th grade the gap is nearly insurmountable, few attain high quality matriculation which enables them to attend university, and a high percentage of Israeli-Ethiopians soldiers end up spending time in jail.

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MAJOR CHALLENGES FACING THE

ISRAELI-ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY

LACK OF EDUCATION & NETWORKS

Israeli-Ethiopian parents find themselves lacking the education and networks necessary in finding better jobs. This  forces parents to work longer hours which keeps them away from home and children left alone to wander the streets

LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS

The majority of the Ethiopian community in Israel live in neighborhoods of low socioeconomic status consisting of inadequate education systems, delinquency, and crime

LACK OF ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE

Children who are already struggling have difficulty improving because they lack the academic support from their parents that more privileged children receive at home 

DISCRIMINATION & RACISM

Issues of discrimination, racism and police brutality are constantly coming up and impacting Israeli-Ethiopian children, the way the see themselves and their future

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Leaders

of the Future

TO FIND A CAUSE THAT IS LARGER THAN YOURSELF AND THEN GIVE YOUR LIFE TO IT

SIMON PERES

GET INVOLVED

We're looking to find visionary partners and donors who share our belief in providing equal opportunity to Israeli-Ethiopian youth and thereby promoting a more just and unified Israeli society. With your help our programs can continue to expand throughout Israel, contact us today and make a difference. 

Haifa, Israel 

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