La’Ofek

Amount: 
$200,000
Year: 
2018
Field of Interest: 
Economic Development
Program Name: 
Achotenu (Our Sisters)
Grant Type: 
Israel
Organization Description: 

Founded in 2006, La'Ofek (formerly JobKatif) is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for individuals in Israel’s social periphery through comprehensive education and job training programs. JobKatif operates three main programs: 1) an educational bike-riding program that promotes school attendance and positive social behavior for at-risk youth; 2) an employment-focused program for soldiers from low socio-economic backgrounds; and 3) Achotenu (Our Sisters), an academic nursing program for Ethiopian young adults. Since its founding, JobKatif has successfully assisted 2,800 unemployed people achieve financial stability

Grant Purpose: 

Achotenu (Our Sisters) trains Ethiopian Israeli adults in an academic nursing program, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and establish a stable financial future.