Ulpanat AMIT Lehava makes the summer special for others
Ulpanat AMIT Lehava in Kedumim opened its doors last week and hosted a unique summer camp for children with special needs, making it an unforgettable summer for those children and giving their parents a much-needed break from the constant care they provide them.
About 100 children took part in the camp, which was run by 150 volunteers, many of them students at the all-girls religious high school. They participated in fun summer activities and attractions.
The ulpana hosted a similar five-day camp for special-needs children in July.
Due to the fraught situation in the south, the school also welcomed six families from the Gaza-border area, allowing them to stay there until tensions eased. The school’s staff did everything they could to make it an enjoyable stay, and to provide fun-filled activities for the children and a sense of normalcy away from the sirens warning of rocket fire.
Rabbi Efraim Zik, head of the ulpana, said, “It was a privilege to open our doors and our hearts, and to give those in need days of relaxation and recreation. Our students were very involved in hosting the various groups and giving time from their summer vacation for the sake of these families’ and children’s vacations.”