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The Israel Equestrian Team has a new rider from CHW Nahalal Youth Village!

The Israel Equestrian Team has a new rider from CHW Nahalal Youth Village!

At 9 years old, Elias was suffering from communication issues. His parents, concerned about their son, encouraged him to enroll in the Therapeutic Riding Centre at CHW Nahalal Youth Village. And, this is where his story began! Elias took his first ride at CHW Nahalal and he simply fell in love with horses and riding!

Today, 21-year-old Elias is doing remarkable things, entering the world of international horseback riding!

Click here to read a recent interview to learn more about Elias!

World WIZO’s Graduates Association

This past week, World WIZO’s Tel Aviv Headquarters hosted a special Graduate Association event. The focus of this event was on how to best implement the new program, “Adopt a Graduate.” This new enterprise will encourage graduates from World WIZO’s schools and youth villages to become mentors to grade 12 students as well as recent graduates from the same institutions.

Attendees to this event included representatives and alumni from World WIZO’s schools and youth villages, including CHW Hadassim and CHW Nahalal.

The aim on this program is to be a new avenue of support and guidance for these soon-to-be-alumni and recent alumni. It is aiming to build a new type of relationship with mutual benefits that will enable both parties to grow and pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots.

Professor Rivka Lazovsky, Chairperson of World WIZO shared, “It’s been a longtime dream of mine to launch a WIZO Graduate Association… It’s so inspiring to see these graduates giving back to WIZO. I call on all WIZO graduates to join us in this important mission.”

Click here to read the original article


Why Choose a CHW-WIZO Daycare Centre?

As daycare registration opens up across Israel for the upcoming year, it is remarkable to hear the feedback from parents who are choosing to send their children to a WIZO Day Care, 6 of which CHW proudly supports! Listen to these heartwarming reasons parents are sending their babies and toddlers here!

Parents Discuss Why the Chose WIZO Day Care for their Children

With the recent opening of a new year of child registration for WIZO day care centers across Israel, parents discuss why they chose to place their children in WIZO's care.

Posted by World WIZO on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Repairing Nadav at a WIZO Youth Village

It is hard to measure the immense impact that CHW’s youth villages have on the lives of children and their families. However, when you read about Nadav and his mother’s personal story, you will quickly understand just how imperative CHW’s support is in ensuring that every child and woman is cared for and given a safe space to call home.

Click here to read about how Nadav and his mother’s life was saved by a youth village.

Keeping CHW Netanya Technological High School Students Warm

The children who attend CHW Netanya Technological High School come from very low socio-economic backgrounds. Many of these children work additional jobs to help support their families; whether to pay the rent and bills, or buy groceries.

Now that winter has arrived, and this has been a very cold and rainy season, many of the children were coming to school complaining that they were cold at night. Many children shared that they were unable to sleep due to lack of heating and warmth in their homes.

When the faculty learnt about this, they sprang into action. They turned to a local store* in Netanya who generously donated over 30 blankets to the children and their families.  

The parents and children were so touched and honoured by this generous donation and the dedicated team at CHW Netanya, sharing that it has already positively impacted their lives!

*The donor would like to remain anonymous