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The purpose of UIA WA's Women's Division is to make a difference. By working together, the Women's Division helps secure Israel’s future and ensure the wellbeing of the Jewish people. Dedicated women activists focus on the people of Israel who are most vulnerable, in need and threatened.
They are also extremely involved in helping to reinforce the foundations of Jewish life and advancing the values of social justice and democracy. The Women's Division is a vibrant global community of committed Jewish women, through 40 Women’s Campaigns in 20 countries, demonstrating a common goal in the love and support of Israel.
The WA Women's Division is committed to the needs and priorities of the State of Israel with emphasis on the periphery and the South, and has decided to engage with a project that gives Olim a chance to retrain in their professional fields. The Women's Division allocates funds to this special and inspiring project - 'Profession For Life'.
Profession for Life is a project that provides life-changing opportunities for new immigrants to requalify in their profession. For most new immigrants, successful absorption is essential to fulfilling their dreams and potential. Keren Hayesod-UIA provides new immigrants with programs which provide them with the knowledge and professional training needed to achieve independence and integration into their new life in Israel.
Absorption programs make the difference between a relatively smooth integration and one fraught with hardships.
Although they vary widely in size, capacity and population, absorption programs provide a holistic approach to integration that can provide a solid foundation for success. In each program, new immigrants learn Hebrew, enjoy communal celebrations of Jewish holidays and take part in excursions and courses that teach them about Judaism, Zionism and life in Israel. Students and young adults benefit from unique professionally-tailored vocational programs, which fast-track their way to successful employment in high-demand sectors and upward socio-economic mobility.
Some of these programs include: