Monday, August 27, 2012

Aussie article about GPM

The Australian Jewish News published a story about the origins of Gabriel Project Mumbai and what inspired Jacob to start the program:

MOVED by the poverty and injustice he witnessed on a business trip to India last year, Melbourne-born Jacob Sztokman has set up a world-first volunteering program for young Jewish adults.
Having launched this year, Gabriel Project Mumbai partners poverty relief with active partnership in the Indian Jewish community, offering 20 to 28-year-olds the chance to volunteer in Mumbai’s slums for three to four months, preparing food for children and teaching them English.
“I spoke to people living in the slums and asked questions about the challenges they are facing, and the whole experience touched me deeply,” said Sztokman, who is a sales and marketing professional.
“Children, even as young as five or six, could work on the streets and bring a couple of cents a week to the family to purchase food. If the children were in class...
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