Our cameroon student  

Our cameroon student

 

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Her school

Her school


 

 

Small scale --

Kol Shalom has been supporting the schooling of an adolescent girl in Cameroon. Following the death of her parents from AIDS, she was placed in an abusive orphanage. After a couple of years she managed to run away, and found her older sister who took her in, but could not afford any financial support.

They approached WEH(Women/Environment/Health)for assistance. Through WEH, we have paid her school fees and expenses. She proudly reported to us that she has passed her exams, and has been admitted into an upper school. This also involved her being placed in a foster home in a more secure area of the country.

 

On a wider scale --

Knowing that Kol Shalom members have a particular interest in Israel, the SAC has secured speakers for our Sunday Forums and provided information on actions toward a peaceful two-state solution, with connections to J-Street.  We also keep members in communication with news from former members now active in People Without Borders in Jerusalem {They escort children from the West Bank to Israeli hospitals for needed care}, and we have be-friended the local leader of Hand In Hand, founder of Israeli schools for Jewish and Arabic children, with parental involvement.

Thus, the Social Action Committee tasks itself with providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for members, and working for systemic change toward the common good.

kol shalom co-sponosrs j-street forum with jeremy ben-ami (left)

kol shalom co-sponosrs j-street forum with jeremy ben-ami (left)