Help provide laptops for needy Ethiopian-Israeli students

$2,060   raised
GOAL: $7,500

37

 Donors

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Ethiopian-Israeli students have become double victims of Covid-19. Not only are they are at risk of catching the disease just like anyone else, but now they’re faced with not being able to continue their studies due to the lack of a computer.

Distance learning has replaced classroom study, and those without a computer or the resources to purchase one will see their efforts to rise from poverty and achieve financial independence go down the drain.  Even as classroom learning is being restored in some places, those without a laptop will continue to be at a distinct disadvantage.

This campaign by the Forgotten People Fund puts Ethiopian-Israeli students on a level playing field by supplying students with laptop computers and essential software. Its laptop program has been in existence for several years, but in the present situation the demand for laptops has exploded.

Unfortunately, the resources of the Forgotten People Fund are limited as it is simultaneously extending emergency food and other aid to distressed Ethiopian-Israeli families who have lost their source of income.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY to enable Ethiopian-Israeli students the opportunity to advance in today’s society. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. Every dollar received goes directly for the purchase of laptop computers.

Recent laptop recipients speak

“This gift will certainly improve the quality of my learning, most of which deals with programming. Your donation is not taken for granted. You are helping to bring about an academic generation that will help those that follow.”   Avi N., studying Computer Science

“This computer is an essential aid so that we can study properly, both in class and at home. It enables us to practice the material, give in assignments and review for exams. Thanks to you I no longer feel the gap between me and my fellow students.”  Shir F., studying Behavioral Science

“These days a computer is an essential tool in general, and particularly for a student who has to give in work, and for those courses of remote study.  This award will also allow me to continue next year for a Master’s degree in art therapy.”  Einat R, studying Education

“I am able to submit assignments more easily and quickly.  I can now make PowerPoint presentations, which make my studies more productive and successful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”  Hodaya M., mother of two, studying for a B.S. in Nursing

“In this age where technology rules, a student must have a portable computer to navigate successfully in the classroom. I was so thrilled to receive this computer. I felt as if I had won the lottery.”   Belaynesh studying for a B.A. in Business Administration

“Thanks to this generous donation, it is much easier for me to access the study material.  I very much hope in the future to be a donor myself, rather than a recipient.“   Eli Z., studying computer engineering

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Education & Youth | Jewish Communities | People in Need

Help provide laptops for needy Ethiopian-Israeli students

$2,060   raised
GOAL: $7,500

37

 Donors

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Forgotten People Fund
Central District, Israel

About our organization: Netanya-based Forgotten People Fund has been providing aid to the Ethiopian Jewish community for more than 20 years. It is an all-volunteer effort, operating without paid staff and almost no administrative expenses as its volunteers absorb the costs of operation. In addition to supplying laptops to academic students, it provides emergency food, medical and household aid; summer camp funding; and subsidizes participation in remedial learning centers for disadvantaged Ethiopian-Israeli youth.

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    Thank you for investing in the future of an Ethiopian-Israeli student. This amount goes a long way toward the purchase of one computer with necessary software. The recipient of the computer will send a personal acknowledgement.

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