In the last two months, young people have seen their worlds radically changed and we know that many are finding these times difficult. They're stuck at home bored, they're anxious about exams being cancelled and the impact that this may have on their futures, and, for once in their life they miss being at school. Any worries, existing struggles or difficulties are being highlighted during this intense time, more than ever. It has become harder to connect with the communities they were previously immersed in, including their friends and family.
It is in times likes that these that the Noam community coming together is more important than ever. Throughout this time, we has been providing online and offline programming in order to ensure that our young people stay connected to each other, their community and Judaism. We have made sure there are spaces and people available for any young person to feel supported and listened to, and to process what is happening for them during this time. We have been offering opportunities to catch up with friends, check in with their own wellbeing, play games and continue learning about its tradition. We have provided day to day activities and connections needed for life to feel a little more normal and manageable.
However, like all charities, the Covid-19 crisis is impacting Noam's finances and potentially threatens its ability to continue programming now and in the future, when the restrictions lift. That's why we are asking for your help. We want to ensure Noam is still here for young people no matter what and need your help to do that.
In order to raise the money we need, we are recruiting a team of fundraisers who will collectively be travelling the Israel Trail (1025km) which covers the length of Israel. Over the course of the week (15-21st June), we will be running, walking, cycling, skateboarding, horse riding and using other imaginative means to cover the distance.
Thank you for your help in ensuring Noam will remain as a community that supports young people during and after this crisis.