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The Jewish community's response to extreme poverty

 

Want to play a significant role to enable marginalised and vulnerable people to transform their lives? As long as there is suffering, we believe we have an obligation to do something about it.

We work with communities in Northern Ghana to enable young people to stay in school, achieve meaningful learning outcomes and gain the skills and confidence they need for productive and secure employment.

We partner with local organisations, in Northern Ghana and selected areas of India, to improve incomes and economic opportunities of poor and marginalised people. 

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News and blogs

Rabbi Michael In Ghana: Why Do I Care?

By: Rabbi Michael Rosenfeld-Schueler, Oxford Universities’ Jewish Chaplain “A man in a boat began to bore a hole under his seat. His fellow passengers protested. ‘What concern is it of yours?’ he responded, ‘I am…
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Obaa’s Blog: Interning with Tzedek

Seeing Tzedek’s advertisement for an International Development Intern, I considered it a great opportunity to have useful hands-on experience to complement my studies and interest in International Development. I found Tzedek an ideal place to…
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Tzedek’s Alumni Evening

To celebrate 25 years of Tzedek, we were delighted to host our first ever Alumni Evening last week. Every year since 1995, Tzedek volunteers have worked with NGOs, schools and clinics in Zimbabwe, India, Kenya…
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From the field: School for Life

E. Mohemmed Awal - District coordinator for Savelugu. Mohemmed is in charge of the day to day activities in the School for life office in Savelugu a district in the Northern Region of Ghana "I…
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Ghana, it has been a pleasure

Written by Ingryd London, Go Global 2015 participant. Originally posted as a Facebook status - 20.08.2015.   This time seven weeks ago I sat in a little hostel in the middle of Accra crying my…
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Women Home-Based Caregivers

Much of my time in Tamale has been spent administering a questionnaire to groups of women home-based caregivers from two nearby communities. These women, mainly without formal education, live in typically large households in which…
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The most important thing this year

Henry Kissinger said, in response to a question about building a powerful and influential career for oneself, ‘Do the most important thing you can think of this year, and your career will build itself’. As…
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Let’s talk about sex!

Written by David Gold, Go Global participant (August 2015). David is volunteering with THUHDEG and The Shakeenah Clinic.  In my opinion, one of the most difficult things for a doctor to do is to take…
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