Teens at risk. (Shutterstock) Teens at risk. (Shutterstock)
Teens at risk. (Shutterstock)

good_news_from_israel_890x1002Good News Israel presents helping teens at risk; an Ethiopian orphan fulfills his dream to become an IDF officer, and much more.

By Michael Ordman



Taking care of teens at risk

The organization Crossroads, Jerusalem says it “takes teens off the streets and then puts them back on the street with an entire team behind them”. The team is running the Jerusalem marathon to raise funds for its Jerusalem center and new programs in Modi’in and Beit Shemesh.

Ethiopian orphan fulfills dream of becoming IDF officer

Worku Abiy arrived in Israel as an orphan at the age of 15, appearing in the documentary “Take Us Home”. Exempt from the IDF due to medical issues, he volunteered, and got exceptional basic training scores. Abiy later applied for and completed an officer’s course.

Ebola Heroes

Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAID has set-up a program entitled “Ebola Heroes”. It provides psychosocial training to health workers, teachers, burial teams, policemen, social workers etc., so they can treat Ebola cases, while tackling the devastating effects of fear, trauma, extreme stress and stigma.

Israel hosts international seminar for judges

A 4-day international seminar for judges took place in Haifa recently. It focused on the central role of judges in combating human trafficking. Supporters included the UN, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the International Organization for Migration.


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