Grantee La’Ofek’s Achotenu program continues to garner attention. Michal Herzog, First Lady of Israel, paid tribute to the program and its 81 Ethiopian-Israeli students studying nursing and occupational therapy at the Hebrew University.
Speaking to the new nurses, Herzog noted: “You chose to study nursing, to break glass ceilings in the world of academia. You opted to study despite the dissenting voices you may have heard that suggested this course of action is not really for you. But you chose to study realizing that you are ambassadors for an entire community, knowing that your success is theirs too.”