Newsletter for April May 2017
Shalom, I am pleased to send the 5-2017 Newsletter of the association, reviewing the last month.
I will appreciate to get your feedback.
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The Yad LaYeled HaMeyuchad, "Lend a Hand to the Special Child", association was established in 2004 by a group of parents of children with special needs who believed that by joining forces they can provide their children with the tools necessary for dealing with their difficulties and disabilities so that their children may achieve growth, quality of life and happiness as much as possible and be integrated in the family and in society.
Over the years, we developed progressive, qualitative services and projects for children and youths with various disabilities, all this thanks to an array of thousands of volunteers countrywide.
We believe that a full partnership in the community coupled with a better quality of life promotes the independence of persons with disabilities and their integration in society.
Based on this concept, we act to integrate hundreds of young people with special needs in the IDF under the Special in Uniform Project. This is the greatest gift for these youngsters that leads them to an independent life with minimal dependence on family and community.
Thousands of families in Israel, from all walks of life, enjoy the variety of services Yad LaYeled HaMeyuchad offers thanks to the volunteers, private donors and charities.
We are present each and every day to fulfill the dreams of the association’s founders and to prove that a special child in the family, as challenging as it may be, is also an opportunity for empowerment of the entire family and of society in general.
One of the special services provided by the Yad LaYeled Hameyuchad association is the "Aharon Scholarship" Program headed by Ms. Tali Hayat. The goal of the program is to assist parents of children with special needs by providing a student coaching their child once a week for two hours. This enables the parents to have the time for errands, for a rest and to spend quality time with other family members. At the same time the program achieves two additional goals:
1. Empowerment of the Special Child – The coaching student spends quality time with the child, such as going together to a nearby park or a mall. All students specialize in the field of special education, so they have the tools to use the two hours to promote the child.
2. Assistance to students from socio-economically weak families to reach higher education . The coaching instructors are students for Ba or MA at recognized institutions, who study fields related to special needs such as teachers for special education, social workers, paramedics etc..
In 2016 we provided 50 scholarships. In May 2017 we granted 120 scholarships.
The program operates in the cities of Holon, Bat Yam, Rishon LeZion, Nes Ziona and Rehovot.
Active Sponsors & Partners: The Israel National Lottery (Mifal HaPayis), The Spotoption company, The City of Rehovot, The City of Nes Ziona, The Or Yehuda Center of Academic Studies, the Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), The Peres Academic Center, Rehovot.
We thank the Sponsors and Partners of the Program: