Children
 Israel
Project #23390

"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children

by Ofarim
Vetted

Summary

Ofarim is a developing school for Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children with severe autism. It combines technological teaching methods and innovative treatments. The school opened in 2014 due to the distress of children with autism who did not have a place in any existing school. The school is working to develop cognitive abilities, emotional, and social functionality of the students. Ofarim thrives to find unique ways for teaching the students despite the complex difficulties.
$25,000.00
total goal
$21,725.00
remaining
49
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months active

Challenge

Ofarim School, for children on the ASD (autism) spectrum, is a growing elementary school. Today, statistics shows that 1 of every 85 people have Autism, unfortunately, the number of autistic worldwide people is only growing, and with that the high demand for appropriate framework for them.

Solution

Our school believes in joy, smiles, positivity and professionalism as a key of growth and development. The school staff includes special education teachers, music, art and physical education teachers, paramedical personals (including speech therapists, occupational therapists, musical therapists and a medical staff). The school is operating "smart classrooms" where the students and the teachers are using iPads and computers as means to encourage learning and communication.

Long-Term Impact

Our school encourages coexistence and tolerance with our children and teachers. In the school we have Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children and staff members. In Ofarim, Arabs and Jews live and work together as a loving family.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​schools.yomanim.org.il/​school.aspx?school=1000000053487
School website

Organization Information

Ofarim

Project Leader:
Nahum Bloch
Haifa, Israel

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