February 28, 2008 / 22 Adar 5768
Bielski: "The best answer to the murderous attack yesterday on the college is to support the college by providing an incentive for students to continue studying there"
In light of the security situation in Sderot and the Gaza perimeter, the Jewish Agency is giving $1.7 in scholarships to the Sapir College in Sderot. The scholarships of $1000 each will be given to 1,700 students studying at the college.
The funds were raised by the United Jewish Communities.
This is very significant assistance for the college that will help it continue to function and grow. The scholarships will be given out in the coming weeks to students studying there this school year.
Hundreds of those students receiving scholarships will also be doing volunteer work in the area, particularly with children and young people.
Chairman of the Jewish Agency Zeev Bielski said that "the best answer to the murderous attacks yesterday on the college is to support the college by providing an incentive for students to continue studying there. The Jewish Agency and the donors abroad will continue to invest in the area in order to fortify the resolve of the residents, ease their conditions and encourage growth and development."