Global Partnership

Our Global Partnership path advocates for international justice and bringing light and sustainability to our partner community in Katira, Uganda.

Calendar Highlights:

• Innovation: Africa programs with our partner community in Katira, Uganda

• Interfaith meetings/actions to aid refugees

• The Big Fill-Jewish organizations across LA helping Syrian civilians under siege


In the developing world, education is the single most effective way to improve children’s health and likelihood of survival, protect their dignity, and work toward a more just and dynamic society. Since 2011, our community has been in partnership with the village of Katira, Uganda. Through Innovation: Africa, we have brought Israel-developed solar technology to the primary school, medical clinic and to the newly constructed, IKAR-funded secondary school.

Check out this video of IKAR CEO/Founder Melissa Balaban and her daughter Maya on their trip to visit our partner community in Katira.

To donate to Katira, click here, and in the form, designate that you want your contribution to go to “Global Partnership.” To get involved with building our relationship with Katira, email email us.

IKAR Refugee Support

To get involved with our Refugee Support Group and find out about meetings,  advocacy and educational efforts around refugees, email [email protected].