How we help Scholarships and Fellowships Two problems, one solution Hadassah-Achotenu Ethiopian-Israeli Scholarships in Health Giving Ethiopian-Israelis access to their profession of choice is helping to ease Israel’s chronic nursing and OT shortage Please select a donation amount (required) $54 $180 $360 $540 Other Set up a regular donationDonate Despite the heroic effort of Israel’s health workers, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the country’s critical nursing and OT shortage.There is one group desperate to join their ranks. But until recently, the system worked against them. That group are Ethiopian-Israelis. See the short highlights of our recent webinar: Closing the Gap to find out how we are powering change. Because of difficulties with pre-university testing, many young Ethiopian-Israelis failed to meet the selection criteria and missed out on a university place. This is despite the OECD telling Israel that it must find an additional 1,000 nurses by the end of the decade to provide the community with effective healthcare. This directive was made before the impact of COVID-19. How much more important is it with Israel suffering under the weight of the pandemic on its precious hospital and healthcare resources? In 2016, a novel program was initiated by La’Ofek in Israel that created an alternative pathway for this community to join the nursing and occupational therapy professions. The Hadassah-Achotenu Ethiopian-Israeli Scholarships in Health are creating more highly-trained nurses and occupational therapists at the most critical time in Israel’s history. It is helping Ethiopian-Israelis earn degrees at the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing and the school of Occupational Therapy. Donate now to support Ethiopian-Israeli Scholarships. Help us to help Israel by giving Ethiopian-Israeli students a hand up – not a handout – by donating generously to the Hadassah-Achotenu Ethiopian Scholarships in Health.