Project of the Month

These programs allow talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science. Talented 7th graders from all backgrounds of Israeli society in the lower socio-economic levels are chosen - programs run for 2 years.


Social Club for Handicapped Youth

Description of the Project : 

Offering handicapped youth a social framework, reducing their isolation and increasing their social skills.
How the Project Works : 

Handicapped youth need social activities with their peers as much as all youth do. ESRA pays for the salary of the group leader, who organizes the programs, and also pays for the special transport of the young adults to the center . ESRA volunteers help with the organisation and provide support. They meet together weekly to participate in joint social activities: parties; trips; meetings with interesting people; cultural performances and photographic courses.

Special events are organized by the Counsellor and volunteers.
The photos below show an evening was spent singing songs together with the popular singer, Shiri Maimon in 2014.

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About the Participants : 

Currently, 17 handicapped teenagers from the Dan and Sharon area, together with volunteers from Ruppin Academic College, ESRA and others.
The Partners : 

Beit Weil
Kfar Shmaryahu Council
ESRA

Additional Information : 

The meetings are held in Beit Weil, Kfar Shmaryahu

In June 2016 the group went on an outing to the Safari Park in Ramat Gan, Click on the video below
The Costs : 

donate_splash.jpgProfessional Staff - the salary of the group leader
Transport - transporting the youth from their homes to the center
Equipment - any special equipment that is needed
Administration - organisational costs and keeping in touch with the participants

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group of mentors and teenagers

This project offers handicapped youth a social framework, reducing their isolation and increasing their social skills.

ESRA pays for the salary of the group leader, who organizes weekly programs at Beit Weil in Kfar Shmaryahu.

Each year a special extra-mural activity is chosen.