Newsletter 22 - September 2019

Sept 2019, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 22         הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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Dear Friends, Alumni and Supporters, 
 
KHA wishes you a happy and healthy Jewish New Year - one of growth, fulfillment, learning and new experiences. 
A special thank you to our donors  for their ongoing support. 
SHANA TOVA!
 
 
 
 
Our students write:
 
"Without the financial support and encouragement I received from Keren Aynor this year, I wouldn't have been able to complete my degree. 
Thank you for allowing me the peace of mind to concentrate on my studies, finally achieve my dream and not give up."

S.I., single mother with two young children, MA in Public Policy, Kiryat Gat

"I want to thank Keren Aynor for being by my side while I studied over the past few years and became a role  model for my children. Everyone is really proud of me and that feels great"
M.B., MED in Special Education, Sappir College 

 
Iftachel Rata
A young man who is making an impact!
 
Iftachel is energetic and enthusiastic,    one of those men who really lives by his principles and strives to make a difference.  When I interview him, he talks passionately about his studies and future.
Iftachel is single, 33 years old and grew up in the Southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat.  He was born in Israel – literally, as his mother arrived on a flight to Israel from Ethiopia - and   describes his birth story as dramatic.  He is the eldest of four children, raised by a single mother.
Iftachel currently lives in Rehovot and studies at the Kiryat Ono Academic College where he is finishing his third year in PR, Marketing and Communications. He dreams of going on to do a Master’s degree in a related field.
For the past decade, he has worked as a rappelling instructor. He is the head of his department and takes a great deal of pride in his work.
Iftachel describes his many activist pursuits and initiatives, including an on campus festival marking the Ethiopian Jewish Sig’d holiday.  “I want to make a difference” he exclaims.  “We can all do our part.”
Iftachel wishes to thank Keren Hanan Aynor for our constant encouragement and support.  He truly feels that the scholarship gives him both the financial and emotional push needed to get ahead in his studies.
 
We, at Keren Aynor wish Iftachel continued success as he looks towards an advanced degree.  In his studies, work and volunteerism, he is a wonderful role model for his peers and community at large.

 
To our dear friend and colleague Shmuel Yilma,
On behalf of our Chair Dr Tsega Melaku and the Aynor family, we at Keren Aynor, want to thank you for over two decades of volunteer service as a valuable Board member. Your undying commitment, generosity and guidance are truly remarkable. We appreciate your wisdom, leadership and dedication to education as a tool for social change. We wish you the best of luck with all your endeavours and look forward to a continued partnership and shared vision for the Ethiopian Israeli community. Yaashar koach!
Scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be from Oct. 15th - Nov. 21st, 2019
Sept 2019, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 22 הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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Sept 2019, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 22        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.
  • Over 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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