In September, the Israeli government issued a stamp of approval for the establishment of an inclusive new city in Israel's Merhavim District Council in the West Negev Desert.
The construction of a new community called iyor Daniel “is being constructed with Merhavim; Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing; and ALEH, Israel's maintenance network for children with severe complex disabilities. Targeted completion date in the next two years.
ALEH currently operates four residential facilities providing more than 750 medical and rehabilitative care services to the most vulnerable children in Israel.
Two days before the end of the Israeli Defense Forces, he was named "Daniel" in memory of 4-year-old Daniel Tragerman, who was killed in 2014 in a mortar attack by terrorists in communities close to the Gaza border. Operational protection edge against Hamas. Daniel's mother, Gila, is the spokesperson for the Merhavim Regional Council.
Located in the west of Ofakim and adjacent to ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran (the south-based rehabilitation center of the network), Daniel will integrate with serious complex obstacles as part of the local community and provide housing for medical specialists who can find a job in ALEH. The new Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital will be opened at the ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran campus in early 2019.
Avi Wortzman, former Knesset member of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, told the new city concept JNS.
Tı The idea was to build a new community near ALEH Negev so that families with children with special needs would be able to approach treatment. At the same time, this would be an ideal housing option for medical staff and therapists working in ALEH. Aynı
Wortzman believes that within five years, an estimated 1000 employees will find a workplace in Aleh Negev, including the rehabilitation village and the new hospital. 1000 volunteers in the organization and various projects are assigned.
Israel is already in the midst of a serious housing crisis and ALEH looks at this new community, which will take place as a solution for the 500 units to mitigate this burden.
But most importantly, Wortzman says the new town will offer "high standard of living and property opportunities that are suitable and accessible to people with disabilities."
He added that the community would be an integration model by which the rest of the country could be modeled. Or I see it as a utopia where children with disabilities and others can live together and interact with each other, “he says.
According to the Wortzman, ler over the past few years, the Israelis have been in a much better position when it comes to inclusion of people with disabilities, such as their admission to their community, or their wheelchairs. [and handicapped-] accessible – but we still have a long way. "
ALEH is proud of an existing project ALEH works with the Ministry of Education called r Repairing the World sınıf in Israel for 13,000 ninth grade students. They take lessons from a curriculum that teaches children how to accept themselves. disabled. It is parallel to the voluntary time at ALEH's premises.
In The future of the construction of the Negev “
The President of the Merhavim Regional Council, Shay Hajaje, sees the production of & Daniel ”in the Negev as a remarkable Zionist effort.
Ayı It's great to build this town. This is a fundamental principle in Zionism, “says JNS. S This new unique city has the potential to help many people, Bu he says.
Üs It is a great privilege to be a part of it,, he adds, after the spokesman of the town of ayrıcalık Daniel ayrıcalık has given his son much more meaning to the project.
Wortzman, who lives in the city of Beersheva, known as "the capital of the Negev", says he has turned down an opportunity to serve a second term in the Knesset in order to stay at the helm of ALEH's southern branch. Ici MK is important, but it is very satisfying, because I know that I can go to work every day and improve people's lives. Now with the construction of the hospital and the new construction of ve Daniel Şimdi [even more of] It's an honor to be a part of the future of building Negev. "
There is an intense demand for Daniel to attract a wide range of people, including young couples from the area, including ALEH member families and healthcare providers, according to the Ministry of Construction and Housing. New community and career IDF soldiers serving in the region.
Construction and Housing Minister Yoav Gallant said in a statement, "The establishment of new cities in the south will bring more people from the center of Israel, strengthen its economy and increase the security of the general area," he said.
Leri And collaborating with ALEH, he said, not only to create jobs and influence the bottom line, but ile çiz highlight social aspects such as looking at disabilities and special needs. “