Help Michal Fulfill Her Dream to Study Abroad



To allow 25 year old Michal, a talented young artist from a low income family, to fulfill her dream of spending six months as an exchange student at the prestigious School of Art at Cooper Union, NY.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Michal Abraham is a 25 year old third year art student studying at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She grew up as the oldest of 6 children in the development town of Kiryat Malachi in Southern Israel where her family resides since their arrival from Ethiopia about 25 years ago. The father works as a bus driver and the mother works in a part time position. Due to the difficult economic situation at home, Michal's dream can only become a reality through your help.

How will this project solve this problem?

Your assistance will allow Michal to pay her exchange program costs that include a two way flight ticket, medical insurance, living expenses (such as food & transportation), student dormitory fees and art supplies. She has also taken out a bank loan.

Potential Long Term Impact

This international student exchange experience will allow Michal to become a prominent video artist, thus becoming a positive role model for her community, surroundings and family. She will inspire others to achieve and escape the cycle of poverty.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $155

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $155 .  The original project funding goal was $5,532.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director and Chairman of the Board
Science Park, Ness Tziona, Israel

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