Course tuition for Yael

Total Cost - $ 1,264
Still Needed - $ 0
Funded - $ 1,264

Yael’s story is both heartbreaking and inspiring.

Yael’s family moved to Israel from America when she was six years old. Yael completed 12 years of schooling and graduated as an honor’s student.

In 12th grade, Yael volunteered her time tutoring weaker students. One evening when she was teaching, three students gang raped her. For months she kept the attack a secret until she eventually broke down and told her school advisor and her parents.

After the attack, Yael became very introverted and anti-social. She began to suffer from PTSD; her symptoms included insomnia, flashbacks, anxiety attacks and depression. She is now in therapy and on medication, and her future looks brighter.

Yael’s parents were always financially stable. When Corona hit, however, her mother’s business went bankrupt and the family fell into deep debt. Today, they are trying to pay off their debts and get back on their feet.

Despite Yael’s trauma, she is determined to move forward and build herself a stable, independent future. She is a social activist in her community and works hard for women’s causes.

Yael’s dream is to study law and use her degree to advance social justice. In order to continue her studies, Yael needs to take her university entrance exam. In order to prepare for the exam, she wants to enroll in a preparatory course. Unfortunately, neither she nor her parents can afford to pay for the course.

There is no doubt, that with a little bit of help, this motivated and determined young woman can realize all of her dreams.

Verified by: Or Vilmush Abdu, Department of Social Services, Bat Yam | Case No.: 220374
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