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Leadership through Nature

Children and teens with behavioral problems learn to communicate and acquire tools for success in school and life, through interacting with animals in the therapeutic farm at Kibbutz Magal. Hadera and surroundings

Rationale

Children with behavioral disorders often need to adapt themselves to the general learning methods at school. For some, this is very difficult and they need a different way of studying in order to succeed. Attending the riding therapy farm at Kibbutz Magal one school day a week, together with their teachers, helps them study arithmetic, science and life skills through their work with horses, dogs, and other animals.

Objectives

Tools for success in a positive and personalized learning environment. 
Leadership and teamwork development.

Success factors

‎70% show improvement in their behavior and studies.
70% improvement in their leadership and teamwork skills.

Duration

 One morning a week, throughout the school year.

Target Audience

5th and 6th graders with behavioral disorders from the Katzir School Northern Sharon area, 10th and 11th graders with behavioral disorders from The Shafririm school, near Hadera.

Results

The activity highly contributes to the self-confidence of children, to independence, motivation, and patience.
Contributes greatly to the ability to cope with challenges, social and educational abilities, connection to animals, and general improvement in behavior.
The project gives great added value to the children.

Location

Kibbutz Magal. Hadera and surroundings.

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