A special last day at the Menashe Alisher School in Jerusalem

9/08/2020
 
 

The Menashe Alisher School in Jerusalem decided to turn the last day of the summer school (6th of august) into a valuable and meaningful day for all students, through a fun activity on accessibility that took place due to the donation of the Kasirer Foundation

During the event, six groups of first to fourth grade students participated in experiential stations, which simulated different disabilities.

In each station, the participants met a person with a disability, who shared with them his personal story and experienced the different disabilities in an experiential and fun way.

The children met Ada, an instructor with a mobility disability, who told them about her challenges that a person in a wheelchair faces when there is no accessibility, and let them experience this challenge by sitting in a wheelchair and playing dodgeball without walking.

 

The children  experienced challenges that a person in a wheelchair faces when there is no accessibility

The children  experienced challenges that a person in a wheelchair faces

 

 

Later they met Rami, an instructor with a visibility disability, who shared the day-to-day challenges that he faces, the role of his guide dog, which assists him, and how Rami is active in the world of sports. The children experienced what it is like to be blind by wearing a blindfold and playing blind ball games.

 

In the third station the children met Amir, an instructor with a hearing disability and a sign language translator, heard his story and learned how to communicate with a person that cannot hear. The children experienced communication without hearing by wearing headphones.

 

The children experienced what it is like to be blind

The children experienced what it is like to be blind

 

 

The summer school coordinator summed up the day:

"I want to thank you. Thank you for an amazing activity, for really sharing the experiences and feelings with the children. The activity fits all ages and you really sparked their curiosity and gave them a different point of view of the other. I think it is something that is very admirable. Thank you and we have a lot of respect for Access Israel and all that they do. Well done."

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