Voice development program for Aya
Zohar’s divorce from her husband has dragged on for three years. In the meantime, he has broken off all contact with her and with their children, Aya, 6, and Leah, 3. All three of them have been traumatized by the process and by the financial distress that it has caused them.
Aya in particular, is suffering emotionally. Zohar, 27, would like to enroll the girls in local after-school programs that, she believes, will help them, especially Aya, work on their social skills and develop self-confidence.
Zohar works as needed in the back office of a gas station, but has been participating regularly in a program to help women get back on their feet and find jobs that will help them leave the cycle of poverty. In the meantime, her minimal earnings go to pay their rent and other costs, leaving her with nothing for the after-school programs.