lifting half of the occupational center
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 studied 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 ("Rainbows" in hebrew) 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. These children graduate after the 6th grade and continue in Harim or Dror high schools.
The Harim ("Mountains" in hebrew) high school, is a multi regional school in Givaat Ada, serving 60 adolescents age 13-21 on the autism spectrum.
The Dror ("Freedom" in hebrew) high school, is a multi regional school in Pardes Hanna, serving 45 adolescents age 13-21 on the autism spectrum.
At Keshatot School, we have been funding para-medical treatments, including behavioral analysis, yoga, rhythm and theater. Additionally we have continued to support the "smart classroom" project, aiding with iPads, apps and additional infrastructure.
At the Harim high-school, were many of the Keshatot children move up to, the new occupational training center is being erected on site. The center, will provided our autistic kids a safe and stable environment in which they can learn and practice their work skills, as they get closer to finishing school. As you can see in the pictures, the center is at its finishing stages and will start working within the next few weeks.
At the Dror high school, we have received several plans for the new playground, appropriately fitted to the age of the students (13-21). We are currently raising the 400,000nis ($115,000) for the projects. As you can see in the picturs, the current state of the yard is sad.
Merging the two halfs of the Harim occupational ce
The current state of the Dror highschool yard (1)
Harim yard 1