We’ve been treating them, been their heroes
SO THEY COULD BE OURS
For many years, Variety has been at the forefront of providing children with special needs with assistance and care.
We’ve seen the paradigms of care changing, from perceiving the child passively as the object of society’s treatment to recognizing their individuality and right to be an equal and active part of it.
But is this really it? Have we not only treated children with special needs and cared for them, but also had them included as equals within the larger society?
WHERE WE ARE COMING FROM
WHERE WE WISH TO HEAD NEXT
It is our understanding that genuine social inclusion of individuals with special needs has yet to occur. We’ve come a long way in formal legislations and institutional arrangements, but full inclusion in practice has not been achieved.
In most cases, the child is still considered the object of treatment or interference, while society as a whole remains unchanged. With the individual’s own influence over society unaccounted for, inclusion and acceptance are in fact hindered.
We now wish to promote inclusive education in practice. We wish not only to treat kids with special needs individually, but also to empower them to assert their agency as an equal part of the larger society – and thus change society as a whole for the better.
OUR ACTIVITY IN NUMBERS
Variety Inclusion Centers
Sports excellence - Maccabi Tel Aviv & Maccabi Haifa
Horse riding & animal care
350 Pupils in 17 centers
Inclusive education schools
Individual assistance & support - speech therapy
Individual assistance & support - physiotherapy
Individual assistance & support - occupational & art therapy
Individual assistance & support - rehabilitation sports
Individual assistance & support - paramedical treatments
Individual assistance & support - remedial teaching
LET'S GIVE HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE WAY
We’ve given her a cane, and she walked
WE WANT YOU WITH US With our broad, nationwide network of educational, technological and organizational centers, we have already seen actual results.
Horse riding, tennis and basketball, music and art, digital learning, swimming and active school breaks – these are just some of the activities through which we are already bringing together kids from both special and mainstream education to learn, play and get to know each other.
Join us in a collaborative effort to promote social change in practice. Let’s work towards a world of genuine inclusion and acceptance – together.
TIME TO LET THEM PULL US FORWARD
We’ve been pushing them from behind
turn the wheelchair into a
Join us in the collaborative effort to promote genuine social inclusion, and together we could