Israel is home to the world’s largest Holocaust survivor community. Still scarred by the horrors they experienced over 70 years ago, sadly many now face financial hardship and extreme solitude. Through Project Connected, JNF UK is working hard to tackle the problem of loneliness by bringing teenagers and survivors together.
After donating computers to Holocaust Survivors, we have arranged for young teenage volunteers to visit their homes to teach them how to use the computer, navigate the internet, and send emails. The volunteers show them how to use different programmes including Word, Google and Facebook.
The project helps them to learn new skills but more importantly helps connect them to the outside world and the wealth of information and entertainment the internet can provide. In addition, the Holocaust survivors form special and lasting relationships with the teenagers.