| May 21, 2019
New large screens for activity in our playground
Dancing during the break
The Fund for Keshatot Children [reg. no. 580540532, recognized charity, clause 46, Israel Income Tax Authority] was established in 2011 by parents of autistic children who study at the Keshatot Center in order to assist Autistic children in their schools.
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.
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.
New Activity screens in the Keshatot Playground
The Keshatot Fund purchased two large screens and audio speakers, in a special protective outdoor casing, for the Keshatot school playground. The screens are linked to the iPads used by the children and the school staff, enabling outdoor activities, lessons, “show and tell” of the day’s events and lots of dancing. The children now can enjoy music and songs in the playground, along with the amazing activities, swigs and slides.
Yoga, Movement and Theater Therapies
The Fund for Keshatot Children continues to support and fund reflexology, yoga and movement-dance 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.
Together with the Keshatot School, we are planning to convert a large 120 sq. m./1290 sq ft second floor balcony to a climate-controlled, enclosed recreation area. The envisioned new play area will be carpeted with synthetic grass and full of sensory and experiential games and equipment. It will enable the children to play, relax and enjoy their external lessons and recess even during the hot summer days, as well as the few rainy days we get.
Faithful friends and supporters of the Keshatot Center, we hope you share our enthusiasm in this project and will contribute to making this vision a reality. [Estimated cost 300,000 NIS].
enjoying the music