For immigrants, holders of humanitarian specialties, the issue of professional adaptation in Israel is serious. To re-learn your profession, which is based almost one hundred percent on language proficiency, is extremely difficult if were being honest. At the same time, in the first years, the only salary that an immigrant with a degree in the humanitarian studies can count on is that of the bare minimum.
Specialties requiring licenses in accordance with the relevant Ministries, imply additional training that is not subsidized by the Ministry of Aliyah.
Getting an education and work experience is not a quick process, which requires a lot of financial investment, time and effort. The immigrants are faced with a difficult choice: to undertake any work, just so they can feed their family, or take less hours of work, devoting the necessary time to classes, but ultimately reaching a new level of income, which in the first scenario may never be achieved.
Tehila studied and successfully passed the exams on her own, without spending money on extra courses or tutors whenever it was possible. But now, when it comes to the last, most difficult test, she needs to give it her all and she cannot do it without the help of additional, special courses. The cost of these courses is 3775 shekels.
For Tehila and her husband to pay for these courses is an extremely overwhelming task, since their salary gets eaten up every month by the bills, rent, food and private daycare they need to pay.
Tehila currently works part-time, while also managing to study and pass her exams, and care for her young children. Her husband also faced difficulties in finding a job in his profession, where he could receive a decent salary. Due to lack of experience, he was forced to be content with earning just above the minimum.
Moreover, during the preparation for the exam, Tehila will not be able to work in the same capacity as before, which certainly will reduce her salary.
Knowing Tehila's family personally, we can honestly say, that when they set a goal, they will most certainly achieve it. And their goal is to become financially independent: Tehila will obtain a license, and her husband will gain experience in his specialty.
To do this, they need very little: the enthusiasm that they tirelessly show and our assistance, together with your help. Specifically, assistance in paying for the special courses and financially supporting the family.
For the first time, the Yad Yitzhak Foundation decided to help new immigrants not just pay for the courses, but to take on all the expenses associated with their studies, given that the family will have fewer working hours during this period. In his way, Tehila and her husband will be able to achieve their goals without being distracted and worried about the financial well-being of their family.
As a result, the family will have the opportunity to fully get on their feet in a relatively short period of time.
The very goal of the project is that ultimately this family will then support the same new immigrants, who are ready to move forward and grow.
When Tehila’s family gets back on their feet, they will gladly give ma'aser (charity) to the Yad Yitzhak Foundation, to help other immigrants who need financial assistance in receiving/affirming their degree.
Helping this family will enable the Foundation to launch a mechanism to support dozens of new immigrants. (Each family that received assistance under the project will be required to provide it to the following immigrants.)
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Assistance in preparatory special courses - 3,775 shekels
Helping the family for 2.5 months in necessary expenses: food, daycare, bills.