Gal Vinikov and Adi Argov are two Israeli artists who volunteered their time and talents on the sixth mission to the Philippines. After studying International Relations at the IDC in Herziliyya, Gal decided to use her interpersonal and art skills to make a difference in the lives of those suffering in the Philippines. She grew up in a family that always stressed the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community, and was finally able to realize her childhood dream by joining the Natan-IRC coalition. Gal is still in the Philippines, working tirelessly to continue our work there.

Originally from Rehovot, Adi received her Bachelor’s in Art from the Bezalel Academy. She is an artist and art teacher who hosts art and creativity development workshops, which she decided to put to use in helping people affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Adi joined the Natan-IRC coalition in order to apply her art and teaching skills to a new direction, and to be part of something larger than herself. Now back in Israel, Adi has been working with Natan to organize all the details of the Philippines operation from afar.