Educates Against Anti-Semitism
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now, the nation's premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights through information, education, legislation and advocacy in the U.S. and abroad.
As a leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.
By supporting ADL activities, the IAJF helps fighting against anti-Semitism and takes action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence.
IAJF Sponsors a Solar Power for the Kaliro School and Orphanges in Uganda
Founded in 2008, Jewish
Heart for Africa (JHA) brings
sustainable Israeli technologies
to African villages with the
mission to save African lives
with Israeli innovation, all
while supporting Israel's
economy and image abroad.
Its initiative uses solar systems
from Israel to power African
schools, medical clinics and
water pumping systems.
Kaliro School and Orphanage
is home to 500 students. Over
300 of them are orphans, most
of whom lost their parents to
AIDS. Surrounded by nothing
but fields and dirt roads for
miles, the facility serves the
remote farming community of Kaliro. Four years ago
the need for solar power was clear and immediate; the
facility had put a ban on candles and kerosene lamps in
the evening that could easily burn down the building due
to classrooms desks and roofs made out of wood. The dim
light was causing eye strain for the children who couldn't
afford glasses and as a result would suffer from impaired
vision. Finally, smoke from kerosene lamps is a known
cause of lung disease.
For all these reasons the day at Kaliro Orphanage ended
at sunset, and hundreds of orphans would go to sleep
each night alone in the dark. All this changed after JHA
brought them Israeli solar technology. Recently, the school
expanded the facility and built more dorms and classrooms
and are serving more children than ever before.
With IAJF's support, JHA will power the remaining
classrooms and dormitories of Kaliro School and
Orphanage. As a result, not only IAJF is bringing light to
orphans in need, but it is continuing to build strong ties
between African leaders, Israel, and the Jewish community.
Solar is Making a Difference in Kaliro Community
It was Hope who explained to us that ever since losing her parents she's been
afraid of the dark. She misses them saying good night to her, misses their songs
that made the darkness less scary. Now, Hope reads in the evening, she studies and
learns because she wants to be able to offer her children a better childhood than
her own. Hope is proud of the fact that her young sister, Faith, cannot even remember a time when they
did not have light at night. Each evening they read together. Faith was the first to learn to read in her class.
Hope plans to become a judge and Faith would like to become a lawyer.