A special education school in Jerusalem and Vision for Israel have partnered together for a special project to feed and educate the school's students. The children (ages 6-12) who attend the school have completely normal intelligence quotients, but they suffer from behavioural and emotional difficulties due to a lack of elementary human connection. Most of the children also come from low-income families. Their environments do not provide them with normative life skills, so the school holds enriching activities and experiences to teach them these skills.
Going out to see a movie may seem like a trivial thing for most of us, but for some, it only happens on rare, special occasions. Recently, VFI joined a special project headed by the Jerusalem Welfare Department—supporting single adults in their 40s-60s who suffer from various functional disabilities. Due to their situation, these individuals are experiencing poverty and social exclusion. Their lifestyle lacks a time frame, so they often don't eat regularly and don't have a daily or weekly routine.
Each month we give away financial aid to the needy who suffer from harsh living conditions and hunger. Every day in Israel, adults and children go to bed with empty stomachs, not out of choice, but due to severe distress and the country's high cost of living.
Our recipients are very diverse: single parents, terror victims, the elderly and more. Among those who received aid this month were: