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

Projects with the kids

Fugee Fridays now has an organized activity session with the kids of the Family shelter in Shapira. The Plan is to have a different activity each week that is both educational and entertaining. Parallel to the food collection taking place in thee Shuk a group of volunteers will be conducting these children activities in Shapira, either outside the shelter or at the park nearby. Soon, once the community garden area is up and running, we can centralize activities to there. If you have ideas for activities, materials, or want to participate you can contact Hanan at hananlif@gmail.com, 054.491.1231

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