In preparation for the International Day for Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities, which will be marked on Friday, a multidisciplinary rehabilitation center will be inaugurated today at the Kahach Junction in the Eastern Galilee.
The center, the first in its field in Israel, was built with an investment of NIS 30 million and will serve about 120 graduates with disabilities, residents of the area.
The center, which was established in collaboration with all the councils in the area, with the Ministries of Welfare, the Ministry of Negev Galilee Development and Social Security for the benefit of the general public, will set up a cafe and art gallery, and will offer a variety of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The goal is a diverse employment framework, the acquisition of skills and tools in the world of work and personal and professional development, along with a variety of supportive treatments, in addition to a day care center and a day center for the severely disabled.
The establishment of the center began after the residents of the area with disabilities had no answer from the age of 21, the age at which they complete their activities in the area of responsibility of the Ministry of Education, and most of them had to travel an hour or more.
In recent years, several hotspots have been established throughout the area, which the residents of the area have had to move between to get a partial response.
The Minister for the Development of the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee, Oded Forer: "I am sure that this place will lead to regional change in everything related to the quality of life of people with disabilities in the Galilee."
Ilan Shochat, Director General of the Ministry of Peripheral, Negev and Galilee Development: Ilan Shochat: "There is no reason for residents of the periphery to travel to the center to receive advanced medical care, especially when it comes to people with disabilities." Featured: "We have set ourselves the goal of providing the best services for people with disabilities and working to integrate them into the community."
Minister of Welfare, Meir Cohen: "The opening of the rehabilitation and treatment center fills me with joy and pride, because I know the importance of these places for the wonderful people with disabilities."
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