Fugee Fridays is a volunteer humanitarian initiative, founded in 2008 in response to the acute distress of the growing community of African asylum seekers living in Tel Aviv. Our purpose is to help address this community’s immediate needs while nurturing their independence, raising awareness of their plight, fostering positive cultural exchange between Israelis and Africans living in Israel and empowering both the refugee community and our volunteers. We organize a number of projects for the benefit of the African community, including food collection from the Carmel Market, language classes, children’s activities and a growing list of community development projects. Everything we do is guided by our belief in simple, elegant problem-solving which connects urgent needs with available and sustainable solutions. We hope that, by setting a personal example, we can inspire others to create similar social action projects that benefit their communities.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Gift of Teaching

Fugee Fridays has begun conducting language courses at the South Sudanese Cultural Center. Offering classes in both English and Hebrew held a few nights a week. There is a heavy demand and desire to learn these languages, however teachers are lacking. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is interested; you do not need to have teaching experience just a passion to help. Anyone who has materials, Donations, or wants to teach and/or help teach a class, you can contact Florentine at flo@flempp.de

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