WIZO Australia‘s 23rd Triennial Conference was held on Saturday 20th July- Monday 22nd July. Professor Rivka Lazovsky, Chairperson of World WIZO, was welcomed as the keynote speaker. WIZO delegates came from around Australia. WIZO Chaverot reunited together. The buzz was amazing.
The Theme of the Conference was We Care, We Share, We Dare. The aim was to inspire and educate members with new tools and new ideas.
As Gilla Liberman WIZO Australia President opened she said:
“We are faced with many challenges but our attendance indicates that we care enough to give up our time to be together. Our purpose this weekend is to Share our issues and come up with positive ideas that we can try. To take WIZO into the future we must ‘Dare’ to try new things.”
Gilla Liberman officially launched the ‘A Hero Lies in You’ fundraising campaign at the conference. The campaign aims to raise over a million dollars for the renovation of the WIZO Ahuzat Yeladim Boarding School in Haifa, sponsored by WIZO Australia.
WIZO Ahuzat Yeladim is a therapeutic and post-hospitalization residential school located in Haifa for children at risk aged 7-18. The children come from all over Israel and are referred to the school by the Department of Welfare. The majority of students come from highly dysfunctional families and have been removed from their homes by court order. They suffer from behavioural, emotional and psychiatric problems and have special educational needs. For these children, the school is both their home and their family and it is their last hope for a normal life.
Professor Rivka Lazovsky said loud and clear- We are WIZO we are a SUPER POWER.
We Care, We Share and We Dare.
“Join WIZO in bringing change to Israeli society. Support us in promoting equality in education and women’s rights in Israel. WIZO’s strength stems from the support it receives from Jewish communities around the world as well as from the tireless activism of Zionist women leading the movement to strengthen the Jewish people and the State of Israel.”