Project #20355

Tutoring Young Cancer Patients

by Israel Cancer Association (ICA)


Children who cope with cancer often have difficulties in keeping up with their studies. The Israel Cancer Association (ICA) annually provides nearly 200 tutors who help about 340 children avoid falling behind in their studies. The ICA selects students to tutor these children in order to create a close relationship between them, and make learning an enjoyable experience during this trying period of their lives. The project provides hope for a better future for the kids and their families.
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Due to prolonged treatments, children who have cancer are forced to miss many days of school, and may "fall behind" in their studies, even as much as a year. Falling behind in schoolwork makes it very hard to function during the interval between their treatments and recovery. This can cause frustration, delivering a severe blow to the child's self-image and self-esteem. Children with cancer can also lose touch with their regular educational and social setting and lose contact with their peers.


The project prevents pupils from falling behind, repeating a grade, and losing hope, and at the same time, the investment in the children's future provides them and their family with the strength to cope with the complicated situation they are facing. The program is one of the only frameworks that provides a complete educational and social support network for children with cancer.

Long-Term Impact

The project will instill hope in the children and their parents, so that they may continue to advance in their studies and also gain long-lasting self-confidence. They will eventually attain the same level as their peers during and after the disease trajectory. Thanks to the initiative the parents' burden is alleviated, thus enabling the family to focus on the crisis situation they are confronting, with the hope for a better future.

Additional Documentation

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


Read ICA's Annual Report
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Organization Information

Israel Cancer Association (ICA)

Location: Givatayim - Israel
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Noemie Rubinsztejn
Givatayim, Israel

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