Eight per cent of children in Israel - 80,000 - are defined as ‚Äúat-risk‚Äù. New Beginnings provides essential health and welfare services for the country‚Äôs neediest children. By working in Arab towns, it is closing gaps between Israel‚Äôs diverse citizens and creating a healthier, more equal society.
It ran from 8:10 AM, 21 May 2012 to 8:10 AM, 21 May 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1060078)
At-risk children face obstacles to their development including emotional, behavioural and physical difficulties, as well as poverty and a lack of parental care. In Arab communities, children with special needs face tougher challenges: many grow up in families suffering from unemployment, and youth crime and drug abuse are high. To make matters worse, essential services are often unavailable and many parents don‚Äôt know how to care for their extra needs.
The initiative will provide essential welfare and therapeutic services for infants with physical and psychological difficulties in Tamra and Shfaram, Arab towns in northern Israel that lack the essential resources to support their most vulnerable children. A child‚Äôs development in their early years has a key influence on them later in life, including the ability to learn and be productive citizens. Therefore, early intervention helps them start school on an equal footing and thrive as adults.
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