On this, the concluding episode of our series covering our partnerships in Ukraine, we’re going to explore Tzu Chi’s work with organizations from around the world coming together on the front lines in Poland, Moldova, and Romania, the impacts this work has, and how you too might be able to make a difference.
It has been months since the conflict began in Ukraine, and millions are still fleeing from their homes to neighboring countries. Tzu Chi has partnered with international NGOs, like IsraAID, The Polish Women Can Foundation, and many others, to provide much-needed relief for those in unfortunate circumstances. From much-needed basic necessities to psycho-social support and beyond, we come together to assist those displaced by the war.
Watch this episode as we dig deep with Polish Women Can Foundation Manager Joanna Kuzebska and IsraAID’s Senior Director of Programs Naama Gorodischer.
About Our Guests
Naama is a native Israeli with Chilean citizenship who has dedicated the better part of the last 14 years to development programs in Israel and globally. At the age of 23, Naama worked in Uganda, where she founded a local NGO dubbed ‘Little Light,’ which has operated an informal school and community center ever since. Naama has extensive experience in the field of education, specifically with youth, at-risk, and victimized populations both in the formal and the non-formal education system.
Naama is IsraAID’s senior director of programs. She is taking active leadership in the development of the organization, its mission, and its humanitarian mandate, developing strategic collaborations with international organizations, academia, private sector and governments to better the quality of life for individuals around the globe.
Joanna, Manager at the Polish Women Can Foundation has spent decades of her life in the pursuit of the well-being of others. A Graduate of the Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Nicolaus Copernicus University, she received her Magister degree in 1994. Shortly after graduating, Joanna went on to work as the Manager of the Friend Foundation in Warsaw, where she has now worked for nearly 20 years. In 2019, she joined the Polish Women Can Foundation which has been making great strides leading her team to aid at-risk populations and create an environment in which women can not only survive, but thrive.