We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to learn and that education is the key to empowering refugees and asylum seekers to become self-sufficient. Without proficiency in Hebrew and English refugees and asylum seekers remain disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised. Limited Hebrew and/or English skills heightens depression and social isolation amongst asylum seekers as it prevents them from functioning independently in Israeli society and either securing employment or progressing their careers. They often experience acute frustration in everyday situations and in the workplace their lack of Hebrew causes health and safety hazards. Further, they are vulnerable to exploitation as they cannot negotiate for improved terms of employment or safer working conditions.

ARDC’s Practical Refugee Education Program (PREP) aims to empower refugees and asylum seekers through education and self-development. We believe education to be the key tool that refugees and asylum seekers can use to better assimilate into the Israeli culture and create an improved future for themselves and their children. Our three programs (listed below) support our education mission.


01/06/2010 - 31/12/2016

The higher education team works to help refugees go to university to recieve either their bachelors or associates degree in a major of their choosing.

01/01/2013 - 31/07/2016

We offer private tutoring and study groups for asylum seekers already enrolled or interested in pursuing higher education.

01/07/2010 - 31/12/2016

In July 2010, more than 40 asylum seekers began vocational training courses as a result of a new and exciting project that ARDC began in collaboration with the Atid Technical College in south Tel A