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Inaugural Business Dinner at the House of Lords Exceeds Fundraising Target!
We are delighted to announce that we exceeded our target, raising over £50,000 at our Inaugural Business Dinner! Hosted by Lord David Evans of Watford, we are grateful to all our supporters who joined us from across the Finance and Business sector.
Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – why change needs to come from within
In 2020, 4.1 million girls (UN, 2020) around the world are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is any procedure that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and can cause short-term and long-term physical and mental health implications.   FGM is widely considered a violation of human rights and…
Goodbye from Our Chief Executive
I’ve been Tzedek’s Chief Executive for nearly three years. It has been an amazing time of change and growth. When I look back over these last three years, I am particularly delighted by our overseas development work and our work at home with the UK Jewish community. Last year, we directly brought 5,000 beneficiaries out…
International Day of Education – 5 Ways We Educate Against Poverty
24th January marks the International Day of Education, a day that honours the centrality of education to sustainable development and human well-being.   The theme this year is ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’, highlighting the importance of education across the spectrum of sustainable development. Quality education and learning for all is not merely a…
Human Rights Day
Today, on 10th December, we commemorate the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Outlined in this document are the rights and freedoms to which every individual human being is entitled no matter their ‘race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social…
Women’s Empowerment and Relief Services for the Destitute Project Visit
Suppose that you are a Ghanaian woman living in a small community and that you have a skill such as the ability to turn shea nuts into shea butter. Suppose you also know that if you could produce more butter there is a ready market for it. What is holding you back? Two major obstacles…
Empowerment for Life project launches in Tolon District, Northern Ghana
Press Release Tzedek and Empowerment for Life: transforming the Tolon District in Northern Ghana. Tzedek, the UK Jewish community’s International Development charity, has been working in Ghana for over 10 years, with many volunteers from the UK Jewish community visiting and getting to know the region through our volunteering programmes. We are delighted to announce…
Tailoring programme underway in India’s Tirupur District
The Integrated People’s Service Society (IPSS), partnered with Tzedek, have successfully completed the first portion of a development programme providing tailoring training to local women, in India’s Tirupur District. The project was designed to assist 90 women, aged 16-22, from economically deprived areas to find long-term, sustainable employment through developing the necessary tailoring skills. This…
Beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu establish Bamboo Basket businesses Following HNC Programme
A project to develop the bamboo weaving skills of 30 women in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, Southern India has concluded with resounding success. In partnership with Tzedek, the Hospitality for the Needy Community Trust (HNC Trust), provided skill development training for the women, aged between 22-40 years old, over a 7 day period…
Twinning Network Teachers Take Part in Phonics Workshop
A packed workshop with 31 teachers from our Twinning Schools in Ghana received refresher training in teaching English through the use of phonics. The session was facilitated by the wonderful Barbara Nantogmah and two of her staff; Alhassan and Nana Ama from Naa Luro International Academy. "If you want to start teaching English start with…