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Employment and Livelihoods

Through job-specific skills training and mentorship, we enable people to transform their earning potential, recover their livelihoods and gain independence.
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Where We Work

Eastern Europe

The collapse of the Soviet Union left generations with limited opportunities. We help the most at-risk to learn job-specific skills, develop their confidence and to find work and change their lives.


We support young people in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda who, due to the intergenerational impacts of poverty, Genocide, or HIV/Aids, find themselves excluded from the job market.


We improve the well-being of young people, and support with employment for adults, who are internally displaced and traumatised by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Latest Case Studies

Felicien, Rwanda

Livelihood Development Training: Hope In Hospitality

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Moshe and Hannah, Uganda

Stepping From Shade Into Sunshine

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Polina, Ukraine

A Fresh Start: Polina’s Story

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Pavel, Lviv

livelihood Development Programme: Pavel's Story

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Dasha’s Story

Dasha and her 2 sons fled her town east of Ukraine when it was invaded by Russian separatists. They now live in Kyiv.  

Dasha has a law degree and experience working with a law firm but as she is classed as an Internally Displaced Person she was unable to secure a job. This was until she saw an advert from a Jewish organisation offering sewing repair classes as part of our employment training.  

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