IsraAID’s new educational resources focus on engaging students with broad principles of global humanitarianism, encouraging teens and young adults to think deeply about their obligation to their fellow man. Designed by Israel’s leading experts in humanitarian aid, the two programs utilize digital media, facilitated discussion, and experiential activities, highlighting IsraAID’s vital global work to engage students with principles of Tikkun Olam and social justice. Participants will broaden their knowledge of current events, as well as their understanding of their own individual place in society and ability to effect change.
Refugees: Fleeing Global Conflict - Designed to deepen understanding of the Global Refugee Crisis and foster empathy for the displaced-persons experience, this session focuses on IsraAID’s work with Middle Eastern refugees. Featuring step-by-step instructions for educators, original and inspiring digital media content, an innovative simulation activity as well as discussion questions, the program is designed to enable students to engage with the arduous journeys undertaken by refugees in search of safety and a better life. IsraAID provides multiple suggestions for educators to best tailor the experience to their group, with options for different ages, lesson timing, and more.
- Emergency Response: Addressing Global Crises (for use with educators, etc.) - Created to introduce basic concepts of post-disaster emergency response, deepen understanding of an affected community’s needs, and develop problem-solving skills, this IsraAID program gives teens a taste of real-world crisis management experience. Featuring step-by-step instructions for educators, digital media content, and an interactive simulation, the program is designed to enable students to learn about the effects of disasters and how humanitarian organizations like IsraAID work to aid communities in crisis. IsraAID provides multiple suggestions for educators to best tailor the experience to their group, with options for different ages, lesson timing, and more.
Founded in 2001, IsraAID is an Israel-based international non-governmental organization. Since its inception, IsraAID has worked in emergency and long-term development settings in 47 countries. Drawing on an extensive roster of leading Israeli and international experts, the organization is in a unique position to design and implement high-quality, cost-effective and innovative programming that fully reflects the immediate and long-term needs of populations affected by disasters worldwide.