Individualized humanitarian Aid

Individualized humanitarian Aid

“Stay in host family”

It’s humans who can cure humans

Marcel Rufo

Our action: in order to help in as much as they can persecuted populations in the world, friends of the association, members or ‘Haverim of the Paris Kibbutz can donate some money, each according to their own respective means, and/or a particular kind of kibbutz hosting.

This system of support can also be offered to Israelis of all ages in psycho-socio-economic difficulties.

In partnership with other associations active in these areas, we organize travel and hospitality in France for one, two, three weeks, or more, for young people or adults who are in very difficult or precarious living conditions and / or traumatized because they live in areas exposed to rocket fire.

For Israelis in psycho-socio-economic difficulties and / or traumatized because they live in areas exposed to rocket fire.

The host has to adjust and adapt to his guest, taking into account his personality, his needs and wants. This project can be articulated in collaboration with the psycho-pedagogical support one and/or the coaching for adults in difficulty one.

For persecuted populations in the world:

After having gone through violence and trauma, most cannot even begin to think of their well-being, of the little joys in life, of placing their trust in astranger and so on. Initially the imperative is on finding one’s close ones, one’s family and home or some familiar places.

Our project is designed for survivors who have been back in their villages for some time, for those who wish to appreciate the possible well-being felt after spending time in a country at peace.

They take part in the warm and pleasant environment created by their host family, sharing flavoursome and healthy dishes. They can cook together, watch movies, listen to songs, music. Depending on their needs and desires, their host can withdraw and give them some space to enjoy the house, or on the contrary spend a few days together by the seaside in Normandy, to wander around the streets of Paris etc.

The idea is to share, to suggest, to be together, or to give space. All this has to be done with a great deal of listening, taking into account the needs of the guest, until the desire to share and to connect is truly mutual.

The language of communication is English, depending on the level of the person welcomed and of the host. If you only have a few words of English at your disposal, a few gestures, looks and generous smiles will make up for the lack of vocabulary, as you wait to progress in spoken English.

After the guest returns to their own country, if the experience was positive, both parties are welcomed to communicate together thus maintaining the link and the feeling of proximity, made much easier with modern means of communication.

There could even be further stays, so the survivor can recharge as needed at his host’s.

This haven of peace can allow a traumatised youth or adult to share a feeling of brotherhood and perhaps friendship. It enables the guest to regain their strength, to leave behind survival mechanisms and to envisage the future with a renewed, or healed, faith in mankind, without which it is impossible to begin to rebuild or to raise children.

Of course the Paris Kibbutz cannot host and offer help to all those who would need it or want it. But helping one man can in turn help his family, his lineage, his community. And in terms of aid, there are no “small contributions”; any contribution is precious.

 

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