The Together Plan is working in Minsk with the former prisoners of the Minsk Ghetto.
Young adults in Belarus, having been trained by their peers from the UK, are now heading projects for this community helping them to feel less isolated and more valued. The Together Plan often organises youth-run Kabbalat Shabbat services for the ghetto survivors and their families.
We are also helping to develop projects for the Jewish disabled community, a very marginalised and vulnerable group.
Our Aid Together project collects and sorts clothes, toys, stationary, computers and books before they are packed and dispatched by road destined for Minsk. The Together Plan, alongside the Belarusian charity ‘The Association of Families with Many Children’, provide relief to socially and economically underprivileged families. The project relies on the concept of mutual assistance as members of the association offer their time by helping to unload the containers of aid as well as by assisting in the administering of the aid. This is their way of giving back to the community and their show of gratitude for the assistance.
The Together Plan is a development partner in the formation of the ‘Minsk Jewish Community’ which was registered in 2015 and is now in development. This centre will be a base for Youth for Youth activities, and community projects for all ages.