Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal

by Eritrean Women's Community Center
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal
Help Asylum-Seeking Eritrean Women in Israel Heal

Summary

Our focus is on empowering the women of the community, mostly through vocational training. We have just opened two English classes (beginners and advanced); we are reopening our Basic Computer Skills Workshop (very practical, we feel); a wonderful technician - a member of the community - will teach everything to do with cell phone repair. And we are definitely going to restart our Hebrew Language course, so essential for finding a job in Israel.

$7,369
total raised
110
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
2
years

Challenge

The Eritrean asylum seekers had had to flee their homeland. Their journey to Israel, through the Sudan and the Sinai, had been particularly traumatic. There are now approximately 30,000 asylum seekers in Israel who are granted no health care, no access to higher education, and who work for low wages and long hours. Women and single mothers in particular, have it especially difficult. Estimates from several years back are that there are around 300 Eritrean women in prostitution.

Solution

Providing language and vocational courses helps members of our community acquire new skill sets and increase their earning powers, thus making it possible for them to earn a stable income and become self-sufficient. We are all about helping members of the community - and especially the women and girls - become empowered, strong and prosperous.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact of our vocational and language courses is to equip our women with new skills and increase their earning powers. This would mean that in the long term a woman can be financially independent and support herself and her family without fear of sinking deeper into poverty or social isolation.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Eritrean Women's Community Center

Location: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Yafo - Israel
Website:
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Eritrean Women's Community Center
Olga Kremer
Project Leader:
Olga Kremer
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel

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