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2200 Volunteers from South America Will Spend Winter in Israel

About 2200 volunteers from South America, most of them students, will spend the winter in Israel, as part of a volunteering project organized by the youth and halutz department of the World Zionist Organization, the WZO announced yesterday. Some of them arrived here this month. About 150 will stay in Israel for a half year, and the rest will leave after two months. The volunteers include a group of 300 youth leaders and organizers of communal centers.

The volunteers will spend 50 days at kibbutzim and will devote the rest of their stay in the country to tours and a seminar. “Tour and Immigrate,” the Jewish Agency office for the promotion of immigration and absorption, will keep close contacts with the volunteers during their stay at the kibbutzim in an effort in interesting them in extending their stay in the country.