Thousands of Jewish volunteers, mostly from Israel, are using their post-army or post-high school time to help underdeveloped countries by participating in a program called Project TEN, run by the Jewish Agency for Israel.
“The volunteers promote social resilience through educational programs,” Jesica Scheimberg, director of Project TEN in Ghana, told United with Israel (UWI). “We form partnerships with locals in order to provide training and guidance to empower them to continue the work we start.”
Scheimberg, who was born in Argentina and lives in Israel, explained that the program’s integrated curriculum is based on building community and on Jewish values, particularly Tikkun Olam – Hebrew for ‘repairing the world.’
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