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Home and School for Mildly Differently Abled Women and Children

Praktikum und Volunteering möglich
In Tamra it is possible to do an internship or volunteer at various organizations dealing with children, youth and women with special needs. These include the Bey Al Nur school and Residential Home, the MAAAS Centre for occupational therapy, and Tamra Hostel a home for women with mild mental challenges.

Project details


Beyt al Nur und MAAAS

Beyt Al Nur is a school and residential home for children and youth aged 2-20 years who are mildly mentally challenged. There are 6 classes, each with around 13 children. Classes take place Sundays to Thursdays from 7 am to 4 pm, as in Israel the weekend is on Fridays and Saturdays). The director of the institution has studied in Germany and can speak German and English. Some of the children stay at the institution's residential home, others with their families. At the residential home there are also some over 20 year olds who work at a place called MAAAS, where as part of occupational therapy they do simple works such as making fabric bags.
Interns and volunteers can take part in teaching at the school and providing day care support for the children and youth, occupational therapy (with MAAAS), and social work.

Tamra Hostel

 The Tamra Hostel comprises of three houses accommodating women with slight mental disabilities. Two of these residential homes provide room for 17 women who are able to live almost completely on their own, only supervised by one social worker. Those women have regular jobs, mostly in public institutions and with MAAAS. With their earnings, they are able to arrange annual excursions abroad; the last two trips brought the women to Turkey (Antalya) and Jordan.
The third residential home accommodates 16 women in 9 rooms. These women need more support and day caree. Additionally, it is the concept that women of different degrees of disabilities stay together, providing support to each other and taking different responsibilities in the daily common duties.
Some of the women are Christians, others are Muslims, some go to Church and others to mosque, but basically they live together without any interference based on different religious backgrounds.
One will notice, that the disabled are amazingly well integrated in the community of the town of Tamra. To respect the disabled people, their accommodation is just named "Tamra Hostel" and the buildings are part of a regular residential neighbourhood. The women fully participate in the town’s social life and many local volunteers regularly support the centres.
Many of the women go swimming on a regular basis and take part in competitions for disabled people. The swimming team of Tamra is the most successful team of disabled swimmers in the whole of Israel.
Interns and volunteers can take part in attending the women with their daily tasks (experience in nutrition and use of medicines is appreciated), occupational therapy (with MAAAS), psychology (there is a psychologist coming weekly to the houses) and social work.
Info Box
Location: Tamra/Galilee, Israel
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 2 Weeks
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Arabic
Room in apartment with family
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Special Educator, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker
Minimum Qualification Of Intern:
Further Contribution To Project: None
Volunteering Possible: Yes
Required Qualification For Volunteer: None
Further Contribution To Project: None
Professional Conduct, Do you have the "right" attitude?

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