New playground for the Keshatot School

by The Keshatot Children Foundation
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
New playground for the Keshatot School
Building the new therapy room
Building the new therapy room

The Fund for Keshatot Children [reg. no. 580540532, recognized charity, clause 46, Israel Income Tax Authority] was established in 2011 by parents of pupils who study at the Keshatot Center in order to support and expand the work of the center. The Keshatot Center is a multi-regional magnet school serving 90 children age 3 – 13 on the autism spectrum in 2 kindergartens and 11 elementary school classes. The fund seeks contributions for complementary para-medical treatments [which are not among the therapies and treatments provided by the Ministry of Education], therapeutic and technological equipment and infrastructure improvement. The fund also organizes enrichment and recreational activities provided by local volunteers. Because the Fund for Keshatot Children is run solely by volunteers, all monies raised go directly towards these activities. For further information about the Fund for Keshatot Children and its activities, please go to http://www.ykeshatot.org.il

As we previoulsy described, we embarked on a adding new therapy rooms and renovating one of the school's roof-tops as a playground. The first mission was sucessfuly acheived during October and we created a new therapy room for the occupational theray sessions. The addition of autistic children to the school (the center has 90 children, when it was built for 60), means that many therapy rooms were converted to class rooms. The fund for the Keshatot Children raised the 80,000nis ($21,500) to build a new and airconditioned therapy room.

We are now planing renovating one of the rooftops to a covered and airconditioned playgroup, we will update are friends as soon as we have the plans.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of you who support the Fund for Keshatot Children. Your activities and donations have made possible a widening range of projects which help advance the goals of our very special Keshatot Center. The Fund for Keshatot Children is recognized by the Israel Tax Authority, clause 46.

The new therapy room
The new therapy room
The inside of the new therapy room
The inside of the new therapy room
entrence from the school
entrence from the school
Rooftop soon to be renovated into a playground
Rooftop soon to be renovated into a playground

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"Hama" (Sun) kindergarten's new playground
"Hama" (Sun) kindergarten's new playground

The Fund for Keshatot Children [reg. no. 580540532, recognized charity, clause 46, Israel Income Tax Authority] was established in 2011 by parents of pupils who study at the Keshatot Center in order to support and expand the work of the center. The Keshatot Center is a multi-regional magnet school serving 91 children age 3 – 13 on the autism spectrum in 2 kindergartens and 11 elementary school classes. The fund seeks contributions for complementary para-medical treatments [which are not among the therapies and treatments provided by the Ministry of Education], therapeutic and technological equipment and infrastructure improvement. The fund also organizes enrichment and recreational activities provided by local volunteers. Because the Fund for Keshatot Children is run solely by volunteers, all monies raised go directly towards these activities. For further information about the Fund for Keshatot Children and its activities, please go to http://www.ykeshatot.org.il

The success of our School Playground Renovation Project encouraged the Fund for Keshatot Children and the staff of the Keshatot Center to keep making dreams come true, this time by renovating the 2 smaller playgrounds for our 2 kindergartens which serve children age 3-6 [The cost of both kindergarten playgrounds was 250,000 shekels including taxes]. The construction started in mid July and ended by August 14th, the children were occupied by the work and followed each step.

Now, as the new school year is about to start, the children of Star and Sun kindergartens have new shaded playgrounds to play in, totally funded by the Keshatot Children fund. All the activities are especially fit and aimed to stimulate the autistic children.

As we embark on a new year, we hope to start adding new therapy rooms and renovating one of the school's roof-tops as a playground.

We wish all our supporters a "Shana Tova", a good and productive new year, full of good deeds.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of you who support the Fund for Keshatot Children. Your activities and donations have made possible a widening range of projects which help advance the goals of our very special Keshatot Center. The Fund for Keshatot Children is recognized by the Israel Tax Authority, clause 46.

"Cochav" (Star) kindergarten's new playground
"Cochav" (Star) kindergarten's new playground
Children playing in Cochav's new playground
Children playing in Cochav's new playground

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The Fund for Keshatot Children [reg. no. 580540532, recognized charity, clause 46, Israel Income Tax Authority] was established in 2011 by parents of pupils who study at the Keshatot Center in order to support and expand the work of the center. The Keshatot Center is a multi-regional magnet school serving 89 children age 3 – 13 on the autism spectrum in 2 kindergartens and 11 elementary school classes. The fund seeks contributions for complementary para-medical treatments [which are not among the therapies and treatments provided by the Ministry of Education], therapeutic and technological equipment and infrastructure improvement. The fund also organizes enrichment and recreational activities provided by local volunteers. Because the Fund for Keshatot Children is run solely by volunteers, all monies raised go directly towards these activities. For further information about the Fund for Keshatot Children and its activities, please go to http://www.ykeshatot.org.il

The success of our School Playground Renovation Project has encouraged the Fund for Keshatot Children and the staff of the Keshatot Center to keep making dreams come true, this time by renovating the 2 smaller playgrounds for our 2 kindergartens which serve children age 3-6. [The cost of both kindergarten playgrounds is 250,000 shekels including taxes.] So far, we have signd the contract and ordered the playgrounds. The structures were fabricated and should be arriving to the Keshatot Center in late June. 

We have already engaged in the project and have raised 80% of the funds, we are appealing to you to take part in building playgrounds suitable to the needs of our kindergarteners. We will update again as soon as the construction begins. 

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of you who support the Fund for Keshatot Children. Your activities and donations have made possible a widening range of projects which help advance the goals of our very special Keshatot Center. The Fund for Keshatot Children is recognized by the Israel Tax Authority, clause 46.

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Dear Donor,

2017 was a year of unprecedented activity and progress for the Fund for Keshatot Children. Thanks to your unflagging support and contributions we were able to undertake and complete four projects which cost 250,000 shekels [$1 = 3.44 shekels] in all. In this spirit, we hope to rise to greater heights in 2018 and assist the hardworking Keshatot pupils and staff even more.

The Fund for Keshatot Children [reg. no. 580540532, recognized charity, clause 46, Israel Income Tax Authority] was established in 2011 by parents of pupils who study at the Keshatot Center in order to support and expand the work of the center. The Keshatot Center is a multi-regional magnet school serving 89 children age 3 – 13 on the autism spectrum in 2 kindergartens and 11 elementary school classes. The fund seeks contributions for complementary para-medical treatments [which are not among the therapies and treatments provided by the Ministry of Education], therapeutic and technological equipment and infrastructure improvement. The fund also organizes enrichment and recreational activities provided by local volunteers. Because the Fund for Keshatot Children is run solely by volunteers, all monies raised go directly towards these activities. For further information about the Fund for Keshatot Children and its activities, please go to http://www.ykeshatot.org.il

The dream of a new playground comes true.

Thanks to the support from the National Insurance Institute, funds, organizations, and friends and supporters of the Keshatot Center, the elementary school playground has been totally renovated and rebuilt from the ground up. Artificial grass has replaced the sand-covered play area. Where old and broken play equipment once stood, brand new play structures invite the children to test and improve their motor planning skills, problem-solving abilities, equilibrium, balance, coordination, muscle tone, perceptual functioning and self-image while having fun at recess and breaks. The children and staff were excited to see their old playground being turned into a colorful and stimulating play space custom-made just for them. These pictures-- worth a thousand words, especially words of thanks – will let you share their enjoyment.

The success of our School Playground Renovation Project has encouraged the Fund for Keshatot Children and the staff of the Keshatot Center to keep making dreams come true, this time by renovating the 2 smaller playgrounds for our 2 kindergartens which serve children age 3 -6. [The cost of both kindergarten playgrounds is 210,000 shekels.] We are appealing to you to take part in building playgrounds suitable to the needs of our kindergarteners.

New Therapy Room for Keshatot Center’s Communication Clinicians

The Keshatot Center was forced to convert its dedicated Communication Clinicians’ Therapy Room to a classroom to accommodate our ever-increasing school population. When the administration of the Keshatot Center approached the Fund for Keshatot Children for help in building a new Communication Clinicians’ Therapy Room, we were able to fund the entire project with your donations. The room provides an appropriate environment for communications therapy and is used daily. ( / ' )

Continuing Support for Projects and Therapies

Smart Classrooms Project

The Fund for Keshatot Children continues to fund apps, repairs and up-grades for iPads and smart boards in every school and kindergarten classroom. This year the Fund purchased 7 additional iPads equipped with the TouchChat App, especially strong and shock-resistant protective cases suitable for use with our pupils and 2 large TV screens connected to iPads in our 2 new classrooms.

Reflexology, Yoga, and Movement Therapies

The Fund for Keshatot Children continues to support and fund reflexology, yoga, and movement therapies [which are not provided by the Ministry of Education] for Keshatot school and kindergarten pupils. All three therapies contribute to improved listening and concentration skills, balance and equilibrium, and also provide relaxing physical activity that leads to inner calm and mindfulness.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of you who support the Fund for Keshatot Children. Your activities and donations have made possible a widening range of projects which help advance the goals of our very special Keshatot Center. The Fund for Keshatot Children is recognized by the Israel Tax Authority, clause 46.

Your donations, which will be gratefully received by the fund for Keshatot Children, can be made by

  • Bank transfer to Fund for Keshatot Children, Bank HaPoalim [12] Hadera Branch [620], account 677114

can be sent to       

Keshatot Center – Fund for Keshatot Children

Education Center

Menashe Regional Council

37845 Mobile Post DN Hefer

Israel


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The kids playing on the main jungle gym
The kids playing on the main jungle gym

Eighty eight children on the autism spectrum from the age of 3 to 13 are enrolled in two kindergartens and eleven homeroom classes in the Keshatot [“Rainbow”] Center, a magnet school of the Menashe Regional Council, Israel; which serves the local communities and other communities which lack facilities for autistic pupils.

The Fund for Keshatot Children [reg. no. 580540532, recognized charity, clause 46, Israel Income Tax Authority] was established in 2011 by parents of pupils who study at the Keshatot Center in order to support and expand the work of the center. The fund seeks contributions for complementary para-medical treatments [which are not among the therapies and treatments provided by the Ministry of Education], therapeutic and technological equipment and infra-structure improvement. The fund also organizes enrichment and recreational activities provided by local volunteers. Because the Fund for Keshatot Children is run solely by volunteers, all funds raised go directly towards these activities.

At the end of 2016, The Fund for Keshatot Children and the school staff have decided to undertake our most ambitious project: the complete renovation of the school playground and due to our generous donors the renovation of the two kindergarten playgrounds. Now, one year since we started off, the renovation of the school playground was successfully achieved and a wonderful new playground was given to the autistic children. They enjoy a safe, colorful, shaded and FUN playground and it has obviously been a huge success.

Thanks to contributions from you, veteran supporters and members of the Fund for Keshatot Children, large organizations and small businesses, we have raised 80% of the funding for the kindergarten playgrounds (160000nis of 200000nis, [$1= 3.5 shekels]). The bid has been held and we already have the contractor ready for the renovations.

With your help, the Keshatot school children are already playing in a new and stimulating environment and we hope that the kindergarten children will be the next to enjoy a new playground.


We invite all the supporters of the Keshatot School to visit us and see the amazing work done with the children, please feel free to contact us through our website; http://www.ykeshatot.org.il/he/t/1449-english

playing on the new seesaw, achieving eye contact
playing on the new seesaw, achieving eye contact
Having fun
Having fun
The entire new playground
The entire new playground
The balancing challenge
The balancing challenge

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Location: Zichron Yaakov - Israel
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Emmanuel Elder
Menashe, D.N Menashe Israel

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