Decade program IMPACT, providing scholarships for Veterans

צילום: אריאל חרמוני, משרד הביטחון

In the last decade has given the program donated 20,000 scholarships for Veterans academic. Minister of Defense: this program plays things
The best we have in Israel

תאריך: 09/11/2011, 23:15    
מחבר: אביחי חיים, אתר צה”ל

Scholarship program IMPACT mentioned tonight (Wednesday) a decade of activity, an annual conference attended by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, Executive Director of the Organization, friends of the IDF Gen. (Ret.) Yitzhak (Jerry) Gershon, Chairman PAL in USA, Miss Nili falik, Chairman of the Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. (Ret.) and yedidya – 2,500 program alumni, donors and 1. Thousand students join the fresh IMPACT family.

Under the program, which leads an organization my friend in USA, scholarships are awarded to men and women veterans who served in combat as supporters. In 10 years of activity were approximately 20,000 scholarships totaling approximately 63 million,
Generous donors from many countries around the globe.

The released soldiers learn about 80 educational institutions in Israel, Tel-Hai in the North to Eilat in the South, in engineering, law, economics, architecture and more. One of the goals of the program is to contribute for the society, as it shaskim to contribution of 130 volunteer hours. Total sum program year over -1,700,000 volunteer hours to the community in Israel.

“This is particularly exciting is exciting because it is impossible not to feel that this is a real thing, at eye level and contains one of the most beautiful things there is us,” said Defense Minister Barak dinner. “Especially exciting to see the way the world values passing away, donors who decide to give to the soldiers that give the service and want to compete, giving to volunteering to care for children with disabilities, youth at risk, the elderly and Holocaust survivors, just heartwarming the things better there in Israel,” added the Minister.

“We face many challenges,” the Minister continued, “we haven’t even gotten to the farm facing all types of trials that we may have to deal with them in the future.
We are counting on you and your young brothers, IDF fighters, we trust, not only the Government but the entire people, the Chief, the champions, the commanders, we trust you. The main IDF of Israel and also with Israel. We are counting on you not only for the training, ability and courage, but because the wind didn’t get any special limitations, not recoil before any obstacle and you know
In every situation to look reality in the eye and move forward. With this special spirit I’m sure know how to stand up to any test and challenge “.

Alumni representative program IMPACT, Ilan tithon, completed a Bachelor’s degree in education and is currently a teacher in special education in Israel. Tonight he asked me to thank my friend in USA organization and donors who helped finance his studies. “Without them we wouldn’t be here today,” said Beaton, ” when we finished military service IMPACT us and gave us a hug home TLC. Thanks to them we continue in our freshman year and enrich society in Israel “.

Translated from Hebrew