An Unforgettable Visit at Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel

This week, a group of our supporters are visiting two World of Children Honorees in Israel and Palestine to see firsthand how our generous donors have unlocked the future for children. Our first stop: Israel, where 2014 Honoree Chaim Peri and the Yemin Orde Youth Village give at-risk and immigrant youth a second chance.

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Three friends at the Yemin Orde Youth Village, an amazing place where at-risk and immigrant students from around the world can come together to live, study, and grow.

Almost 20 years ago, Chaim Peri stood on the stage at the first World of Childrens Ceremony to receive the World of Children Humanitarian Award. We were honoring him because of his incredible dedication to troubled youth from around the world. As the Director-Emeritus of the Yemin Orde Youth Village, Chaim was instrumental in creating a vibrant, international community of young people, where at-risk children from around the world could do more than just live and study; they could feel at home.

This week, we were once again inspired by Chaim and the Yemin Orde Youth Village. Our group of supporters had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the Village and meet children who have had the opportunity to rewrite the narrative of their lives.

“There are many success stories from children who have left Yemin Orde as young adults, both in Israel and the countries from whence they came,” said World of Children’s Co-Founder, Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz. “It was a very inspirational day for us all.”

We hope you are also inspired by these photos of the Yemin Orde Youth Village!

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Group photo of our supporters who visited Yemin Orde together. World of Children Advisory Board Member Jerry Gramaglia, World of Children donor Cam Gramaglia, World of Children Board Member Roberta Romberg, World of Children Co-Founder Harry Leibowitz, 2014 World of Children Honoree Chaim Peri, World of Children Board Member Molly Eldredge, and World of Children Co-Founder Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz with two amazing Yemin Orde staff members.
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World of Children Founders Kay and Harry Leibowitz, excited to be reunited with 2014 World of Children Honoree Chaim Peri in Israel.
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Yemin Orde Youth Village has a rigorous academic program. Students like those pictured can take advanced classes in Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and English.
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It’s not uncommon to see smiling faces at the Yemin Orde Youth Village, where staff works with each student to achieve his or her dreams.
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A mural that was painted by students. Yemin Orde encourages students to pursue their passions for art and other creative endeavors.
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At Yemin Orde, about 20% of children are orphans. Here, they are not just students, but family.
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Co-Founder Harry Leibowitz with a group of South American students. Over the years, the Village has welcomed students from North Africa, South America, India, Yemen, and Eastern Europe
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See you next time! Students wave to our supporters as they pass by. We hope to visit again soon!

Stay Tuned

Tomorrow, our group of supporters heads to Palestine to meet Dr. Jumana Odeh. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories from the field.

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