Three hundred students in grades 7–12 attend a school in Beit Shemesh. Most of the children come from populations with low socioeconomic status, and the school aims to provide higher education and offers studies in the computer field. A few years ago, the school established a special learning room where the teens receive reinforcement through individual learning and small groups for students at risk of dropping out. The special room was designed to be softer and warmer than a regular classroom and is open until late at night.
“Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isa 60: 1-3
As part of our ongoing activity, Vision for Israel donates medical and emergency supplies to hospitals and medical centers. About three years ago we donated a Vscan device to HaEmek Medical Center. Recently they asked us for another donation for the urological department. The device will enable the caregivers to treat patients without having to move them, therefore making the treatment a bit more comfortable.
A youth center in Jerusalem serves as an educational and vocational hub for students in grades 9–12 who have fallen from more traditional school frameworks. These students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and are receiving lunch and therapy at the center, which helps improve their self esteem and encourages them to fulfill their potential. Due to the difficult situations in their homes, many of them arrive hungry, without having eaten any breakfast. The hunger makes it harder for them to function and concentrate on their studies.