Brit Olam would like to congratulate Rim Tekie Solomon for receiving the prestigious Voices of Courage Award from the Women's Refugee Commission for her vital volunteer work with refugee women in Israel as part of the Hagar & Miriam project. Rim herself is an Eritrean refugee from Sudan and has used her difficult experiences to help other women who have suffered extreme hardships.
“I was born in a refugee camp in Sudan. When I was still a baby, my parents left the camp and we moved to Khartoum. We had a good life there: I attended school, and had lots of friends. Then one day, when I was 16, my father said that we were in danger and that we had to leave the country immediately.."
Africulture – a fundraising event for an art center which educates disadvantaged youth in Uganda was also a modest yet loving gesture to African cultures and the beauty they have to offer. The purpose of this event was to support Muse Uganda – a boarding school and art center for AIDS orphans, refugee children and disadvantaged youth in Uganda.
Amiram Eini and his band have made a single and a clip with public figures and celebrities. All incomes arededicated for projects supporting refugee pregnant women and youth in Israel. You can donate through the site.
Living & giving – a new joint volunteering program of Brit Olam with Masa Israel experience is now on its way.The program offers a 5 months of volunteering in Israel, which can be followed by 4 months of volunteering in Muse Uganda – Brit Olam's art school for youth at risk in Uganda.
The endless green landscapes of Uganda are breathtaking, with their abundance of vegetation, water sources and blossoming flowers. Yet just a few days' stay is enough to realize how deceiving this impression of Uganda is.