Educates Against Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now, the nation's premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights through information, education, legislation and advocacy in the U.S. and abroad.

As a leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

By supporting ADL activities, the IAJF helps fighting against anti-Semitism and takes action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence.

IAJF Sponsors a Solar Power for the Kaliro School and Orphanges in Uganda

Founded in 2008, Jewish Heart for Africa (JHA) brings sustainable Israeli technologies to African villages with the mission to save African lives with Israeli innovation, all while supporting Israel's economy and image abroad. Its initiative uses solar systems from Israel to power African schools, medical clinics and water pumping systems.

Kaliro School and Orphanage is home to 500 students. Over 300 of them are orphans, most of whom lost their parents to AIDS. Surrounded by nothing but fields and dirt roads for miles, the facility serves the remote farming community of Kaliro. Four years ago the need for solar power was clear and immediate; the facility had put a ban on candles and kerosene lamps in the evening that could easily burn down the building due to classrooms desks and roofs made out of wood. The dim light was causing eye strain for the children who couldn't afford glasses and as a result would suffer from impaired vision. Finally, smoke from kerosene lamps is a known cause of lung disease.

For all these reasons the day at Kaliro Orphanage ended at sunset, and hundreds of orphans would go to sleep each night alone in the dark. All this changed after JHA brought them Israeli solar technology. Recently, the school expanded the facility and built more dorms and classrooms and are serving more children than ever before.

With IAJF's support, JHA will power the remaining classrooms and dormitories of Kaliro School and Orphanage. As a result, not only IAJF is bringing light to orphans in need, but it is continuing to build strong ties between African leaders, Israel, and the Jewish community.

Solar is Making a Difference in Kaliro Community

It was Hope who explained to us that ever since losing her parents she's been afraid of the dark. She misses them saying good night to her, misses their songs that made the darkness less scary. Now, Hope reads in the evening, she studies and learns because she wants to be able to offer her children a better childhood than her own. Hope is proud of the fact that her young sister, Faith, cannot even remember a time when they did not have light at night. Each evening they read together. Faith was the first to learn to read in her class. Hope plans to become a judge and Faith would like to become a lawyer.

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