Moving on up

By ALLIE FREEDMAN
February 20, 2014 11:21

Jerusalem Venture Partners empower disadvantaged youth through their Bakehila program.




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Headquartered in JVP’s Media Labs, the program works with approximately 3,000 schoolchildren each year.. (photo credit: JVP COMMUNITY)

Wonderment fills the fifth-grader’s eyes as the Ethiopian surgeon concludes his guest lecture.

“Wait, Ethiopians can be doctors too?” he asks. This is not an unusual question for an immigrant child living in Jerusalem. Within the city’s poverty-stricken neighborhoods, many students aspire to work remedial jobs.

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