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.
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!
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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