TEL AVIV — Lilah Jaffee came to Israel for some hands-on humanitarian experience and found it as a volunteer at the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC).
”When I came to Israel, I didn’t even know there was an African refugee problem. I thought I’d be helping asylum seekers get refugee status, but that’s not the case,” Jaffee told The CJN. “What I thought I was getting into and what I do are completely different. But this has been the most amazing internship for me.”
Jaffee, 25, who has an MA in international affairs from Carleton University, is in Tel Aviv on Masa’s Career Israel
program. The initiative offers young people from around the world the opportunity to enrol in an internship in Israel.
The ARDC is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by refugees and Israeli citizens to assist and support refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. There are approximately 60,000 African migrants in Israel.