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Summer Camp

A summer camp specifically adapted for children and youth with special needs

“We have never experienced a joint family vacation. It was the most fulfilling and enjoyable experience we have had since our special son was born 15 years ago! ”

Summer Camp

An experiential summer camp, tailored to children and teens with special needs

Like all youth movements, the Krambo Wings movement also holds an experiential summer camp for its members. The camp is tailored to all campers, including those with special needs.

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Establishing New Branches

Each new branch brings joy and a sense of fulfillment to dozens of members

The Krambo Wings movement was developed especially for children with special needs. It is tailored to their needs and accessible to them.

Establishing branches

Each newly opened branch brings joy to dozens of active

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Many of us have been in youth movements or are experiencing this special activity through our private children, and know how important social life is for the healthy development of children. From general education

Children with complex special needs find it difficult to develop social life because of challenges such as communication limitations, need of an accessible place for them and being 'different'.

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Training and Guidance

Our training and guidance program, designed for all team members

Training objectives

  • Providing professional tools for mentors, for dealing with children with special needs and for optimal communication with them (including sign language).
  • Enhancing mentors and skills of mentors and branch holders in areas such as training, social and communication skills, teamwork.
  • Creating a nationally educated, violating and growing mentoring discourse, and formulating movement.
  • Providing professional tools for branch management, logistics management and volunteer motivation
  • Developing youth leadership of youth as leaders in change in their social environment and community.
  • Creating a set of activities of the branches in the community, which aims to drive social change.

Courses and seminars

  • Training of mentors in the branches.
  • Seminar opening year, mid and year end (provincial / national) - for mentors and job holders.
  • Modular (provincial / national) seminar for office holders: Leading teams, adult coordinators and special needs coordinators.
  • Training seminar (provincial / national) for the training teams.
  • Monthly (national) training for special needs coordinators.
  • Mentor Day Mentor National Movement.

Training and training

Training of mentors and staff

Krambo Wings is the first and only youth movement for children and youth with complex special needs. The movement combines trainees with special needs in social educational activities, along with general education and at-risk youth aged 18-14, who serve as mentors and activity mediators for them.

The special needs trainees are children and youth, ages 21-7.These children are not admitted to the other youth movements because of their severe disability and many of them are lonely even more difficult than the disability.

For many special needs students, this is the only social activity they receive outside the school setting and the only opportunity for socializing with children and youth living without disabilities.

For most mentors, this is the first encounter with their peers, living with special needs.

In order to train them and to ensure their optimal functioning for trainees with special needs, an extensive and deep training system is required.

The movement's training and training system is designed for all mentors, mentors, coordinators and alumni who accompany the branches and special needs coordinators.

Developing training and training in the movement improves the functional resourcefulness, performance level, professionalism and sense of commitment to the movement by the mentors and the office holders in the branches.



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Members

Funding members with disabilities






Apprentices

Apprentice absorption cost with special needs

In order to receive a trainee with special needs for activity, we need an extensive support system. The cost of absorbing a trainee with special needs for ongoing traffic activity,

This amounts to NIS 4,500 a year.

The cost includes all the components of the current operations in the branches

The unique means of communication required for the best integration of trainees into activities, creating accessible activities, creative materials, movement establishments (such as a summer camp), branch trips, workshops, performances, holidays and birthdays, and more.

insurance

The estimated cost of insurance for all the traffic activists in the branches amounts to about NIS 30 per year for each active person.

The traffic uniforms

All movement activists wear the same uniform, as a sign of equality and uniformity of the movement is a light blue shirt with the traffic symbol and brown tie. The shirt is designed to be accessible to children with physical disabilities and is easy to wear. The shirt and tie are purchased at the beginning of the activity by each activist at a cost of NIS 50.

Shuttle service

The movement also makes its operations accessible by activating an accessible shuttle system. We drive the campers from their parents' home to the branch and back. The annual cost of transportation depends on the location of the branch (local or regional branch) and ranges from NIS 35,000 to a local branch and up to NIS 100,000 to an estimated regional branch: between NIS 35,000 and 100,000



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Poland Delegation

A mission of Krembo Wings’ youth delegation to memorial sites in Poland






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A special youth delegation trip to the memorial sites in Poland

In 2013, the active youths at Krambo's Wings initiated the establishment of a joint youth delegation of campers and mentors, on a trip to the memorial sites in Poland. The initiative came from the feeling that everyone deserves the opportunity and the right to represent the State of Israel in the uniform of the movement.

As a movement, we believe that the journey to Poland is a powerful journey of a person to his or her own roots and thanks to the group's embrace is even more powerful. Our special journey has a broad social significance, connecting populations and creating a supportive and cohesive community.

Our youth delegation consists of 90 people and includes: teens with and without special needs, accompanying parents of campers and 10 staff members of the movement's staff and mentors. The preparation of the special delegation's journey is deep and includes all the historical content and its deep meaning as well as emotional preparation tailored to trainees and mentors alike.

All members of the delegation, including the parents of the campers, participate in all the preparation

Workshops, meetings, presentation and visits to Yad Vashem / Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot. Some of the mentors and trainees embarking on the journey are day-to-day difficult families whose financial situation does not allow for some of the cost of travel and we raise funding for them.

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Pre-army social service year program

Pre-army instructors’ communal apartments and their estimated costs

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Service year community

Since 2016, we operate in 5 municipalities: in the Galilee landscape, Jaffa, Hod Hasharon, Kiryat Gat and Be'er Sheva. In each commune, 10-8 youth operate in a service year. The municipal activity plan is built together with the local authority in the space they are working.

In the morning, service year activists are engaged in integrating children with special needs into schools in formal education and in the afternoon engaging in social activities in informal education, with at-risk youth and detached youth. In addition, service year activists provide assistance, support and training to the branches in the district in which they operate.

The estimated cost of operating the municipality is about NIS 150,000 per year of activity.

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Eyal Kitsis gives Krembo Wings

Imagine your world without friends, is it even possible to imagine such a world? This is the reality that thousands of children have been experiencing for several years!

'Krembo Wings' launches a fundraising campaign through the PayBox app

to finance the opening of branches for approximately 3000 children with special and complex needs who are on waiting lists to join an accessible and customized social activity.

Our Values

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Leading a Social Change

Krembo Wings is a youth movement for children and youth with and without disabilities. Yes, we are a youth movement in every sense of the word, and members of the movement do not view their activity as “volunteer work”, but as an experiential social activity – for themselves and for others.

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Conducting Socio-Educational Activities

Our members convene weekly informal social-educational activities in the evenings, based on the model of personal counseling in a group environment. Most of our counselors are youth who study in mainstream schools. The joint activities promote awareness of populations with disabilities and of social inclusion.

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Creating a Meaningful Place for Everyone

We believe that all children, regardless of their capabilities, ethnicity, religion, or gender share a common need – they all want and need to experience social belonging, and every child deserves joyful time spent with friends.

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Commitment to Full Accessibility

We are committed to providing a fully accessible venue for our activities. We provide accessible transportation for members from their homes to the venue and back in vehicles geared for people with disabilities, supervised and accompanied by a Krembo Wings member. We provide nursing services by trained nursing professionals who assist members with their intimate needs during our activities.

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Krembo Wings’ Vision and Values

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Together creating a meaningful place for everyone

This vision reflects the movement’s spirit and ethical code:

Creating a meaningful, contributing, and influential place for each of the activists, whether they have special needs or not.

Krembo Wings members are the future generation who will shape Israeli society and pass on the values of social equality

demonstrating care for the wellbeing of all Israeli populations and communities.

The movement’s mission is to establish a Krembo Wings branch in each and every community in Israel

so as to provide equal opportunities, social life, and a sense of belonging for each and every child with special needs – regardless of their cultural background, socio-economic status, religion, or gender. The movement also works to change perceptions of and attitudes towards people with disabilities in Israeli society.

I Love – “Love your fellow as yourself”

To love by understanding and with the ability to accept any situation, even when it is hard. To always look on the positive side of things and to act out of joy

I Am a Friend – Mutual Commitment

To take care of one another. To accept the fact that no one is perfect. To respect one another and each person’s capabilities. To help, support, accept, and interact

I’m a Leader – Commitment, Responsibility, and Leadership

Each and every one of us is a leader. Every one of us can bring about change, and together all of us can lead a social change

I Am Israeli

Krembo Wings was founded in Israel, based on the Israeli values of mutual responsibility and helping the other. Krembo Wings members come from all backgrounds of Israeli society. We lead Israeli society towards a change in its perceptions of and attitudes towards people with disabilities

I Can – Abilities and Independence

I believe in myself, in my ability to influence others and to lead change, and in my choice to be independent

I Belong – Belonging, Inclusion, Mutuality

Each and every one of us works to fulfill their potential and is a collaborative participant in our activities. It is our mission to support and enable everyone to fulfill their potential. We should learn how to help others and how to receive help

Our Partners and Supporters

Awards and Honors

2008

"Lighting a Beacon on the 60th Independence Day to the State of Israel" - on behalf of youth movements and volunteer youth

2008

Ten Entrepreneurs of the Year - Ernst & Young in collaboration with The Marker - Adi Altshuler, founder of the movement

2007

Dear Hod Hasharon, "Lions Israel" - Adi Altshuler, the founder of the movement

2005

"The Bernstein Letter" - The Silvia Bernstein Letter - on Volunteering and Social Leadership

2004

"Tamari signal" - (now "Ramon signal") - about quality, leadership and excellence

2014

The Yigal Alon Award is actually a pioneering masterpiece

2013

Southern District Education Ministry Award for Life in Omwell, a member of the movement's executive committee

2011

Effective metrics can be consistently moved every two years

2010

The Social Movement of the Decade - Maariv Newspaper

2009

"President's Letter to Volunteer" - for Action for Social Change of Active Youth in Krembo Wings

2004

"Tamari signal" - (now "Ramon signal") - about quality, leadership and excellence

2005

"The Bernstein Letter" - The Silvia Bernstein Letter - on Volunteering and Social Leadership

2007

Dear Hod Hasharon, "Lions Israel" - Adi Altshuler, the founder of the movement

2008

"Lighting a Beacon on the 60th Independence Day to the State of Israel" - on behalf of youth movements and volunteer youth

2008

Ten Entrepreneurs of the Year - Ernst & Young in collaboration with The Marker - Adi Altshuler, founder of the movement

2009

"President's Letter to Volunteer" - for Action for Social Change of Active Youth in Krembo Wings

2010

The Social Movement of the Decade - Maariv Newspaper

2011

Effective metrics can be consistently moved every two years

2013

Southern District Education Ministry Award for Life in Omwell, a member of the movement's executive committee

2014

The Yigal Alon Award is actually a pioneering masterpiece