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The Power of Touch

Ensuring children receive love and care is an undertaking that CHW is proud to be a part of.

There is so much that we know about childhood development, and yet, there continues to be a great deal that requires more research and understanding. One area that is critical to a child’s well-being and growth is the relationships that they develop from an early age with their primary caregivers, which are often their mothers.

This important connection was recently illustrated in a powerful video where children were tasked with guessing who their mothers were solely based on touch. The results were remarkable and extremely moving: both for the mothers and the audience. What was demonstrated was the strong bond that a child creates with his or her mother.vidscreenshot

CHW provides this level of care through many of our projects; from our six daycare centres throughout Israel, to our two youth villages, CHW Hadassim and Nahalal, which take in at-risk youth, or through CHW Netanya Technological High School, which caters to children who face overwhelming difficulties and struggles in their day-to-day livse.

There is so much to take away from this video. One critical message is that love is not communicated in a singular language: it is something that we all feel and need for our survival.