Thanks to funding from CJP, Jerusalem-based Machshava Tova has given Israeli children evacuated from their homes in Sderot the chance to learn and play on laptops.
With $45,000 from CJP’s Israel Emergency Fund, Machshava Tova created technology labs in Jerusalem hotels filled with evacuees who fled their homes near the Gaza border. The organization—which in non-war times operates centers for technology education to serve underprivileged communities across Israel—is also providing temporary educational curriculum to students.
CJP’s grant has funded computer purchases, projectors and other equipment to serve 60 children as well as adults who require technology for work and day-to-day needs.
All the equipment will later be donated to the Sderot school system when it is safe for normal classes to resume.
“Machshava Tova, with the support of CJP, engages our students in an exciting and impressive way,” says Netanel Levi, manager of the technology lab at the Jerusalem hotel. “The students eagerly anticipate these activities, in which they experience quality work with computers and technology. The instructors are professional, consistent and interact well with the children. Children feel more capable after working in the computer lab with our instructors, and we believe it also helps to make them more resilient during an extremely challenging time.”
To date, CJP’s Israel Emergency Fund has raised $55 million from 5,800+ donors and has granted $20.29 million in aid through a combination of direct distribution, designated gifts and grants to The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).
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