Newsletter 19 - April 2019

April 2019, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 19         הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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Dear Friends, Alumni and Supporters, 
 
Wishing you health, joy, renewal and blessings this Passover season.
 
 
 
Statistics on Higher Education in Israel
According to the Myers –JDC- Brookdale’s  The Ethiopian-Israeli Population: Facts and Figures report released in May of 2018, there have been significant improvements in the educational levels of Ethiopian-Israelis, but the gaps between them and the general Jewish population are still large. Between 1999/2001 and 2015/16, the number of Ethiopian-Israeli students in institutions of higher education rose from 747 to 3,194. Of those, 88% (2,799 students) are studying for their Bachelor’s degree; 11% (364 students) for their master’s and 1% for their doctorate. (1)
 There are currently 3,291 students of Ethiopian descent studying in Israeli universities and colleges.  Keren Aynor is proud to be supporting 7% of those students as they work towards fulfilling their dreams of acquiring academic degrees in 52 areas of study at campuses throughout the country.  
Unfortunately, over the past 12 years, Keren Aynor has had to turn away over 60% of eligible students due to lack of funds.
1 Central Bureau of Statistics, Press Release: “The Ethiopian Population in Israel,” 14 November 2017.
 
 
 
Ilana Aveje:
Fulfilling her dreams and giving back to the community

From the minute we began speaking, I could sense that Ilana Aveje is a strong and determined woman with a great deal of vision and motivation to succeed.
Ilana, an only child, made Aliya from Ethiopia at the age of eight with her grandmother and cousins and grew up in boarding schools in Kiryat Malachi in Israel.  She did not finish high school, however  later returned to complete her schooling.
Ilana is currently a social work student at the Academic College of Tzfat, in Northern Israel.  Even when she finds it difficult to raise her girls and study, she is determined to succeed - for the sake of her future and that of her two teenage daughters. “My girls are my strength”, she admits and we are happy to offer her the financial and motivational push she requested.
Although Ilana mentioned that she had a fear of failure and went back to school partly to prove to herself that she could be a role model for her two daughters, we at Keren Hanan Aynor see her as nothing short of a success story! After all, she is a single mother, who grew up with almost no family, and who against the odds, studies and works hard to make a difference for her family and the community. “As a young girl, I grew up in the welfare system. I dreamed of one day being on the other side – where I could help, listen and guide others “
Keren Aynor is pleased and proud to help her by being a part of her important journey as she works towards fulfilling her dream of becoming a social worker and giving back to the community.

We are honoured to welcome Mr. Haim Confino to our Board of Directors at the Hanan Aynor Foundation.  We look forward to your advice and experience as you join our team.
 
 
 
April 2019, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 19 הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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April 2019, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 19        הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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What Else is happening at Keren Hanan Aynor?

 
Statistics
  • According to the 2015 Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics Report, in 2014 there were 2,774 Ethiopian- Israelis enrolled in higher education as compared to 331,650 among the general population.  This represented 9% of the Ethiopian Israeli 20-29 population as compared to 24.7% of the general population.
  • The median age for an Ethiopian student studying for a first degree is slightly higher, 26.5, than among the general population at 25.5.
  • In the past 25 years, Keren Hanan Aynor has helped to close this education gap by distributing more than 3,900 scholarships and supporting more than 1,850 students
  • In the past 5 years, over 95% of Keren Hanan Aynor students have successfully completed the academic year.
  • In the past 11 years, Keren Hanan Aynor has turned away an average of 51% of qualified applicants due to lack of funds.  
 
 
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 “If it were not for the scholarship which Keren Hanan Aynor provided me, I would not have been able to fulfill my dream of studying and completing a degree.  You convinced me that there are good people out there, and I promise you that I will always continue to study and to learn”
- Keren Wanda, Mother of 3, BA Social Work
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 “If it were not for the scholarship which Keren Hanan Aynor provided me, I would not have been able to fulfill my dream of studying and completing a degree.  You convinced me that there are good people out there, and I promise you that I will always continue to study and to learn”
- Keren Wanda, Mother of 3, BA Social Work






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