Ethiopian Immigrants .
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In preparation for Cleanup the World Day, which will be taking place in Israel on September 9, KKL-JNF has been organizing activities for children of new immigrants from Ethiopia in all the absorption centers in Israel. The activities are being implemented with the support of friends of KKL-JNF in the USA and in conjunction with the Jewish Agency. “Cleanup Day activities connect the new immigrants to Israeli society,” explained Beni Akala, a counselor at the Hanita Absorption Center in Haifa, regarding the special importance of the project.
In the course of the day, the children took part in activities, performances, and educational games about the importance of keeping the world clean. On Cleanup the World Day in Israel, the children from immigrant families will be joining children from all over Israel and other countries, who will be going out to clean up the environment.“They taught us about environmental cleanliness, which is very important,” said ten-year-old Netzenet, who immigrated to Israel about half a year ago. “It was not only the children that learned,” said his father, Naberet Barahano. “So did the parents, and we also benefited from the event.”
The collaboration between KKL-JNF and the new immigrants from Ethiopia began a few months ago with a project called Green Dream for the environmental education of new immigrants, which is about incorporating environmental values in absorption center events.
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