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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

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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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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