Showcasing the stories behind this amazing project
The Zoharim Youth Village movie showcases the stories behind this amazing project that provides a safe home and stable environment for at-risk Orthodox boys who dropped out of their educational system and were abandoned by their families and community. Students here receive education, a warm environment and emotional support, and they learn practical professions such as carpentry and agriculture and benefit from therapeutic horse-riding. In the film you will meet some of our graduates:
Yoni was part of the first Zoharim Youth Village that remains the blueprint for future projects like it. He was one of the fantastic participants who helped to build the original facilities, which have provided both a community and a family for all our children who live there. Speaking during the build over 25 years ago, Yoni said, “It’s very satisfying. It’s not that you come to a place and only live there. You built the place yourself. You’re going to sleep on a bed on a floor that you put down”.
Yosef is a resident at our Zoharim Youth Village and told us, “I’m at Zoharim for something like 360 days a year, more than I ever was at home!” With us, Yosef will get the opportunities he deserves. He will be able to continue his education, get all the support he needs, and learn practical skills.
Of course, whilst we’re here to support all our children emotionally and physically, everything we do is also there to ensure they build up their self-esteem and confidence to thrive, so they’re able to build their future. The project started with just 60 students, yet today it serves as a home for over 120 students and receives endorsement and support from the Israeli Ministry of Education. It provides equal opportunities for these young adults in acquiring a profession and be the next generation of Israeli manufacturers.
Due to our rapid growth, we cannot provide adequate accommodation for all of our students. Therefore, we are working diligently on home plans with a construction specification of over 500 square metres for ten rooms accommodating 40 young people. Every room will have four beds, a bathroom, a storage room and air-conditioning, as well as a wardrobe & chest of drawers for each boarder.
The Project Floor Plan
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