“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead.
Tzimaon for a Hug encompasses two intertwined programs.
The first is devoted to the welfare and wellbeing of the community of asylum-seekers, with the aim of enabling them to build the foundation for a better future, whether in Israel or their future homes. The program includes enrichment for primary school children (the Abu Jida school), professional and occupational skills education for youth, and women’s empowerment.
The second supports a group of professional runners training for the Olympics, comprising both asylum-seekers and Israeli athletes. In return for our support, the group members have founded several other running teams for children from the periphery and the asylum-seekers community.
The Core Values:
- Each and every human being is entitled to live in dignity- wherever they may live, and most certainly in Israel.
- Each and every human being deserves to be seen and included.
- Giving knowledge, empowerment and love will grow a future for those who have endured misfortune.
Abu Jida School – an afternoon school program for children of the asylum-seekers community, where we provide private tutoring to children requiring help with core curriculum subjects, as well as group lessons in Hebrew, warm lunch, and enrichment activities.
Professional Culinary Academy- a program teaching professional culinary skills, and providing internships after graduation and employment placement in the restaurant industry.
Women’s Empowerment- providing women with counselling and occupational guidance, general knowledge, parenting education, and empowerment.
Running Group- providing financial support and personal enrichment, encouraging excellence, and running track teams for children and youth as a means of empowerment.