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The Jewish community's response to extreme poverty

 

We work to reduce extreme poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Through building partnerships, networks, and leadership we change lives.

Our sustainable development work overseas is in three areas: livelihoods, education and youth empowerment.

In 2017, we brought 3577 people out of poverty.  

In the UK we are driven by the expertise of the UK Jewish community, and work to increase its own global social responsibility through education and providing volunteer opportunities

Over 200 people have volunteered with Tzedek overseas.

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News and blogs

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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A typical day in Ghana

Written by Ingryd London, Go Global participant (July 2015) (Early!) Morning I walk to Norrip junction and stand on the corner waiting for a taxi to take me to work. Here in Tamale you have…
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I’m not the messiah, I’m a very naïve volunteer

Written by Raz Benson, Go Global participant (July 2015).  Raz is volunteering with THUHDEG. “When they see you, a white man, they think Jesus Christ has come!” These amusing but rather disturbing words came from…
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Sometimes all you need is a pen and paper

Written by Yoni Cohen, Go Global participant (July 2015).  Yoni is currently teaching at Ambition for the Needy primary school. Sweltering in the early morning African sun, I watched over the outdoor assembly at my…
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I didn’t think the situation could have gotten any worse…

Written by Ingryd London, Go Global Participant (July 2015).  Ingryd has been volunteering at Morning Star Integrated School. For the last four weeks, I've been teaching at Morning Star Integrated School. I take 3 shared taxis to…
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