Laptop for Tzvika
Seeking meaningful Army service, Tzvika applied and was accepted to an atuda program, which allows him to complete college before entering the Army. He is studying communications and will go directly into the Air Force after earning his degree.
Tzvika, 20, has committed himself fully to this program, despite his ADD and his current financial difficulties. He cannot work during the school year as his classes run from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
After his parents divorced ten years ago, Tzvika lost most contact with his father (who is disabled so does not work or support him in any way). His mother does what she can, but she is unemployed, so does not have much of an income. After paying his rent and bus fare to classes, Tzvika often does not have enough money for food.
He cannot afford new clothing or many of the supplies that he needs for school. Because he does not have a laptop computer, which is critical for his studies, Tzvika stays in the school library as late as he can every night, trying to finish his work before the building closes. This is exhausting and further limits his ability to earn any money on the side.
Tzvika has one more year of studies, but the difficulty of obtaining his degree is wearing him down. A laptop that he could use in his apartment could make all the difference for this determined, responsible young man.