Success Stories

  • Ariel Sharon


    Former Israeli Prime Minister Passes... Read More
     
  • Netanyahu addresses Young KH-UIA Leadership -


    The PM spoke of the Arab Spring, saying Israel is a strong and stable island in the region. ​PM Netanyahu met with KH-UIA Leaders and donors during the 2013 Annual Conference and thanked them for supporting Israel and for their devotion. "Your support is very important and I want to thank you for your tremendous work on behalf of Israel every day. "We see the Arab Spring and when you look at Israel you see a strong and stable island, ”said Netanyahu. Regarding the investment in Israel's security and economic stability, the PM said, “Unlike many other countries, we have practically no natural resources, but we do have brainpower – and we must invest in it." He mentioned Waze Company, saying it is an original Israeli application, pointing to it as an example of... Read More
     
  • Liat’s story


    6th grader Liat lives with her mother who has extreme financial and emotional issues. Liat’s father, the family’s source of emotional and financial support had a stroke, becoming incapacitated, forcing her mother to stop working. This traumatised the children. The impact of her father’s ill health reflected in Liat’s low self-confidence and withdrawal. Her Youth Futures Trustee struggled to gain Liat’s trust initially but slowly tried to create a secure environment for her to open up in. The first step of this process was to reinforce her self-confidence through the Dancing Club. This did wonders for building her self-confidence. She began to develop new social ties. Last year, Liat celebrated her Bat-Mitzvah, and in front of all the guests danced her own victory... Read More
     
  • Isiah’s story


    “I will never forget waking at midnight to leave for Jerusalem. I was only seven, but I knew that Jews were not allowed to leave Ethiopia. From that night on we were always in danger.” Isiah made Aliyah from Ethiopia with his family in 1984. They walked for weeks across the scorching desert, were robbed by bandits, shot at by rebels and barely survived the disease infested refugee camp in Sudan. Isiah’s first home in Israel was at a UIA-KH sponsored Absorption Centre in Northern Israel. “My army service was the best thing for me,” says Isiah, who served in a combat unit for three years. Following the army, he began studying graphic design and art. If it had not been for the UIA sponsored Scholarship Isiah would have been unable to complete his studies. Today, Isiah... Read More
     
  • Benjamin’s story


    14 year old Benjamin moved to Israel five years ago along with his three younger brothers. Benjamin and his brothers suffered from abuse and neglect as their father (having been diagnosed with a severe mental illness) would often act out violently towards their mother. Teachers from his school identified Benjamin as a verbally and physically abusive child and alerted social services of his delinquent behaviour. Already having 3 criminal charges against him, Benjamin was referred to the UIA sponsored Kiryat Yearim Youth Village at the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Benjamin was given the care and attention he required at the village. The staff went to great lengths to show him encouragement and support. After a short period, Benjamin began to overcome his violent tendencies and show... Read More