In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

Mentor each of Ethiopian soldier, encounters and personal empowerment workshops.
To combat the imprisonment and the Eagle of Ethiopian Jewry. אכ”א head:” we must give them up. “

תאריך: 03/02/2014, 11:03    
מחבר: מיכל גלברד, אתר צה”ל

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The people’s army, the model run in another establishment, is a pillar of the military today. Purgatory that the army is creating a natural state where there are groups of military aastglot is a bit more complicated. Between populations
These include Ethiopian serving in the Israel Defense Forces, despite the high recruitment rate (86 percent, higher than that of the country), and high motivation for fighting (26% of recruitment
The Warrior, compared to 23% in the army), experiencing adjustment difficulties that are expressed in percentage of imprisonment and disturbing Eagle

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

As a result, the personnel began the project that aims to meet the need.
אכ”א head, Maj. Gen. Ali love, has announced a plan to reduce the phenomenon thus underway” in the company of brothers “closes active first year and now is in the midst of the pulse. The project is initiation and its aims are to provide members the tools to cope with the challenges of military service, and prepare them for service.
Professionally and mentally, with personal support.
 
The symposium was held recently, was reopening the program. The day mentors and ten new College lecture on characteristics of ADA, and a workshop that gave practical tools for initiation. On this day also were newcomers to apprentice him name project
Escort.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

 

Managed by the day a love with everyone and hear about their experiences as mentors, on the obstacles encountered and the tools they wish to receive. “This team is not self-evident. Each have countless tasks, and your choice to be involved no less than socially significant “occupation, told the elders.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

Under that program, appointed head of the אכ”א human resources Department (רמ”ח, SA) in the wing, Colonel Ronit, is responsible for formulating the solution. “ADA come with a different mentality and language differently, so there are gaps. Our goal is to bridge this gap,
Colonel reasonable notice. The elders are referred to as the “nturim”-major level officers and NCOs of Sgt.-major. “People in these older ranks and tight, which is why we chose them,” stated Colonel Lev.
 
Non-routine project,
Along with many more activities in the field, from the population. “We understand that it is important for this population non-formal guidance that can help them and guide them to the right path. This project that accompanies them, rather than just at one point.
This uniqueness which, by supplying a “(Ethiopian integration) in the word now, Maj.
Halpern.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

Three focus groups that form a comprehensive apprenticeship shell

Currently, there are approximately 50 elders are now chosen and volunteered to participate in the project. “We tried to teach mental training is different, because there’s a world lachnichim other content. It’s not our reality, where everyone who intended to enlist in the military already heard and know people who served, “explained רמ”ח in negotiations now. “they come from homes that are not familiar with the IDF, and if not give them the information he is in them. This should clarify the mentors ‘, explained.
 
Also in the education and Youth Corps were willing to carry out the program and even htmata. “Ethiopian come from a population that understands that service in the IDF is your ticket to Israeli society,” noted head immigration and integration at Corps, Lieutenant Colonel carmit Naftali. However, she also noted the many difficulties stand in the way. “Any transition and change is critical for the apprentice: beyond prospective (nominated safety service m & e) to soldier, moving from boot camp and training course. We accompany them in all these nodes “, emphasized.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

One of the hazrzim that led to the launch of the project was also the detention rate worries among Ethiopian immigrants. The dimensions of the phenomenon led to the appointment in the ADA to jail, it finds using גחל”ת factors (back to normal service forces). Later came the now second and main focus-the members of the Committee found with “jump up.” Another focus group is a group of soldiers who are in service, from a base training courses abroad. Mentors groups divided according to her tutors focus group, to produce the tailored to each group uniquely her.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

The support includes phone calls, meetings, and events-providing personal attention. The minimum settings: phone every two weeks, and at least one meeting per month.
The mentors are divided into groups, with each group counts between 10-12 mentors and team leader
With the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or higher. The team leader is accompanied by the elders, and regular meetings with
To enable the scene and learning their initiation, and to create a forum where you can upload and share experiences and dilemmas. In addition, monthly require a mentor to serve
Monthly reporting form for Chief of staff about supporting status.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

In the coming year, frequent seminars to provide mentors and future tools
To rise significantly. At this point, the project just scratches the surface. “We don’t keep pace required combined Ethiopian, according to objective criteria. There are many, but they are not enough, “argued אכ”א head, Maj. Gen. Ali love.

In addition, a new project will be launched soon to reach the parents of the applicants to the security service members in radio, radio in Amharic language.

In the next seven weeks, every Tuesday from 2 pm-2:45 pm, be giving interviews on the radio, the Ethiopian Officer Ben. The program, which leads to the generation (Ethiopian integration) in care is to provide the prospective parents information on the recruitment processes and their military service. The program will be broadcast on the radio, FM 101.2 frequency.

The mentors act as support to commanders

In the context of the work, the project sponsor adopted encounter in barriers and difficulties. “The initiation process and continuous guidance on challenges, successes.
The creators of mentors, relationships, and sometimes with deserters and absentees, the mentor’s work with them more, “explained head of the negotiation Department, specification and part of the team leader of the project, major Rikki. “The process also requires the cooperation of the commanders in the field. The mentors do not change the location of the commanders they are utilities and aim so that we can achieve the goals of the project, “she emphasized.
As a result, in addition to a project created with the soldiers, once it does, he hopes coordination to build a joint initiation process. “Commanders try to cooperate and participate in the process,” noted major chassis.
 
Already feel of amentors are used as supports. “The elders contribute also commanders. It gives a common enhancement
The commanders and side. Leading the elders policy adapted to the needs of the land, “said the champion love escort site. essentially lasted throughout the service, unless the decision otherwise, stems from understanding that the initiation process ended following the attainment of the objectives of the project: to get the soldier to maintain proper and thorough service. “Sometimes the soldier say to here, from here I know already handle alone, now that the רמ”ד were strained, Maj. Nimbus Halpern.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

רמ”ח negotiation in itself, alongside ongoing roles, serves as sponsor the project and is the team’s prospective mentors. “I think the community is highly thing. I think it’s a very exciting thing that אכ”א officers choose to pay them an additional cap of a mission beyond daily role in dealing with unique population,”
Colonel worked heart.

Despite the obstacles, there are quite a few success stories, and the only project to expand are both military wing. “The project provides a help service. This is mental and spiritual support that contains much Bush around is equally important or significant “, said Xiao רמ”ח, “the project has progressed nicely over the past year, but I feel like I want to expand it, that more elders and students throughout the army will take part. I’d like to see all the denominational Cadet officers and NCOs, “she added.

In the company of brothers: a glimpse into a unique project to improve integration of Ethiopian army

Like her think Shay רמ”ד, also claims that” I want to see nturim from the IDF, it gives added value. I hope to see in increase in at least three men who join the project, “noted. At the end of the seminar that was held recently, mentors them beforehand אכ”א please continue on their way. “I’m asking you to fight them, they’re worth it. That youth have an opportunity for moral and ethical level, “said “We’ve got a population that came with unlimited faith in what we do, and the crash is tragic. We cannot give up this population, if we allow ourselves to abandon long-clean in our role as officers and civilians.

Translated from Hebrew

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