Oct. 28, 2007 (By IsraAID, www.israaid.org.il)
This weekend a group of Israeli students from Be'er Sheva University (BGU) left Israel to assist the poor in Tanzania. There, they will be living for a few months and manage humanitarian aid programs that include an orphanage as and a local tourist micro finance initiative.
Dr. Tamar Golan, former Israel Ambassador to Angola and Congo and currently the head of the African Department at BGU, initiated this 3 month humanitarian aid program which will add more faculties at BGU to this initiative. Dozens of students have already signed in for the next programs in Tanzania and Angola.
The Israeli contact on the ground is Sigal Horowitz, a legal aid in the International Tribunal Court on the Rwanda Genocide. Horowitz is helping the group with local government connections, local aid groups and finding their way around.
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