WLI, Women's League for Israel, continues nowadays the long tradition that began in 1928: to support the education of young women and to help them integrate into Israeli society. In the 1930s and in the early days of the state of Israel, WLI assisted new immigrants by providing housing and vocational training. Today, WLI supports, among other things, young women who come from the periphery, and helps them receive training in pre-military academies, including for example the "Alma" Pre-Military Academy for Female Leadership. During 2018-2019, WLI donated $150,000 to pre-military academies.
The girls who come to Alma spend about six months there, acquire education and knowledge, and at the end of the period are recruited to the IDF. The project is very successful, and many young women who participated in it were promoted to senior positions and quite a few of them become officers. "WLI is committed to these young women”, says Esther Pilpel-Paz, CEO of WLI. "We are delighted and proud to contribute to the pre-military academies as a whole and to Alma in particular, thus continuing the long-standing tradition of helping Israeli society through education”.