The 2014-15 academic year looks set to become a year to remember in the history of PRAS. With virtually no advertising within the academic institutions we have reached a record number of 427 applicants – an unprecedented number for PRAS since the program began 12 years ago. From amongst these applicants we have carefully chosen 150 students to participate in what is fast becoming one of the most sought-after programmes that Telfed has to offer.
Finding employment is a major concern for new olim. Telfed's most recent initiative to help in this sphere took the form of a training course offered to people who wish to enter the lucrative field of freelance writing (in particular focusing on philanthropy, resource development and donor relations). The objective of these type of courses is to offer skills training that can provide a new income source with flexible hours and levels of commitment, capitalizing on the understanding that Southern Africans a