No Place for Discrimination
We were happy to read in Haaretz.com the article by Or Kashti on the decision regarding cancellation of the racist separation in the kindergartens in Netanya. Through our Community Engagement Program, the African Refugee Development Center saw the difficulties of the community in Netanya and learned about the special challenges that the municipality is causing. For many months, children of asylum seekers in the city did not come to the gardens because of their parents' prot
We Need Your Help!
After crossing the dreadful border with Egypt, the first encounter asylum seekers had with Israel were the Israeli soldiers. We often hear very touching stories of soldiers who gave water, food, and sometimes even clothes and shoes to the frightened groups entering Israel. They were seeing their struggle from the very moment their journey through the Sinai ended and began in Israel. A few days ago we learned about a special story of such a connection. This happened when Ro
We are very excited to share great news; two of the students who completed the coding course at Developers.Institute are embarking on a new journey - a Full-stack development bootcamp. This is made possible due to the generosity of the Developers.Institute, who look at the students, see their tremendous potential, and will not stop until they are provided with the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. When commenting on the abilities of both these students, the teacher stated:
Empowerment Through Coding
"HTML was the most interesting for me because it gave me the skills necessary to start to build a website and I found that very interesting, it made me feel very powerful to create things, as a refugee you don’t always feel very powerful" "I feel as if it will be very rewarding and thats why I am so excited to study coding, because it means I will have the opportunity to find employment in this sector, and I am very excited for that”. These are the words of a couple of studen
Manicure/Pedicure Graduate Celebration!
It was so fun to spend the day with the graduates of the manicure/pedicure course. We are honoured that the women came to ARDC, and conducted a traditional coffee ceremony for us, as a thank you. It was a very memorable and special day, involving many laughs, tasty coffee, delicious food and great conversation. We would like to say a huge thank you to each of you for treating us to such a special day. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is a tribute to each of you, and is trul
Mission for Math Mastered :)
Congratulations to all the students who have completed the ARDC Maths GED Course! It is truly worth celebrating your hard work and dedication over these past 9 months, and the new skills and knowledge you have acquired. Thank you to our wonderful math teacher Paul Greenham for all of his hard work and for inspiring a love and appreciation for math in each of the students. As many of the students stated, "Paul is one of the most amazing teachers we have ever met" and
GED Obstacles Overcome
Some of you may remember our post from last year - where we shared the wonderful news that GED Testing Service - Home of the GED Programchanged their testing policy so that African asylum seekers in Israel can take the exams using their Israeli visas as ID, and without needing a passport. Before this change in policy, only people with a valid passport could take the exam - which meant it was impossible for asylum seekers to take this exam. General Education Diploma (#GED)
Yullia School Graduates
What a wonderful day it is- today the amazingly talented students graduated from their course at the prestigious Yullia School - יוליה סקול! Not only did each of the participants learn professional skills that they can each take with them into work and their lives,this course also enriched each person with a sense of accomplishment, professionalism and satisfaction that will continue to have impact well into the future. Thank you to our partner, Yullia School - יוליה סקו