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Good Deeds Day 2018

Telfed scholarship recipients were proud to be a part of a global kindness campaign in March. Good Deeds Day, celebrated a few weeks earlier in Israel this year, took place across the globe on 15 April. Telfed was excited to be represented by a dynamic group of students in this event.

PRAS Scholarship recipient, Hadar Shukrun, took the lead in coordinating a group of students. Good deeds are not unfamiliar to Hadar. Hadar is a psychology major who volunteers with the children of new South African Olim for three hours every week. As a part of the PRAS Scholarship Programme, Hadar helps children navigate the unfamiliar school and social terrain, and assists them with their Hebrew.

In honour of Good Deeds Day Hadar and her group were responsible for transforming a dilapidated building in Lod, in the centre of Israel. "We volunteered in an impoverished neighbourhood in Lod. There was a building that looked really rundown and old. The walls, doors and mail boxes were all broken. We painted the building, planted plants and trees. Even the neighbours helped us and we were all working together. The residents really thanked us for our work and were so pleased. It felt amazing", said Hadar.

Good Deeds Day began in Israel in 2007 with 120 projects involving 7,000 participants. Fast forward to 2018 and Good Deeds Day has become an international phenomenon. In 2017 over 2 500 000 participants in 93 countries took part in 20,000 projects for the betterment of society and the environment. This initiative builds communities and increases volunteerism. Community and volunteerism are both highly valued by Telfed. 

For more information on the PRAS Scholarship Programme, contact Simone at admin.esp@telfed.org.il

 

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