"Ten" is the Hebrew word for "Give." The volunteer program of Jewish students from Israel and abroad is currently providing support to the local population in four areas: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mexico and Israel.

Consul General hosts Project TEN participants

 

Copyright: Consulate General of Israel in New York and Project TEN

(Consulate General of Israel, New York)

On March 1, 2016, Israeli Consul General in New York Ido Aharoni hosted the participants the Jewish Agency’s Project TEN. "Ten" is the Hebrew word for "Give." Jewish students from Israel and abroad volunteer to provide aid in development areas in Israel and in developing countries around the globe. The program is currently providing support to the local population in four areas: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mexico and Israel.

Participating Jewish students from the New York area shared their personal volunteer experience, which they described as the two most significant months in their lives.

Consul General Aharoni: "I was very happy to have been given the opportunity to host an event at my home last night to celebrate Project TEN – Be The Change; to celebrate the commitment of the people behind it; to Tikkun Olam – the sacred work of repairing the world, of healing the world; and to host so many people who care about the promotion of goodness. It’s a real privilege."

The Project TEN Gondar center supports and educates Ethiopia’s orphans, street children and parents.

The Project TEN center in Ghana opened in January, 2015 and is focusing on three major areas: helping women in the shore communities to run businesses; developing a community poultry farm; and volunteering in after-school and evening programs in teaching computer skills, tutoring, homework center, cultural programs, etc.