AKIM Success Stories
A FEW STORIES ABOUT HOW AKIM HAS HELPED MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Sister and brother start new life thanks to AKIM
Meet 23 year old Shira Tsubari and her 19 year old brother Elkana. They completed a challenging and emotional year making the transition from living in an institution to community living in an AKIM apartment in Tel Aviv.
Ami Ayalon’s Reflections on a visit to Ashdod & Ashkelon
We met some wonderful people dealing with their harsh reality. In Akim’s apartment in Ashdod, we met Dina, who together with her friends divides her schedule into 45 seconds units, so that in every activity and situation, she will be able to make it to the shelter that is situated in the courtyard outside the building.
Advocacy Efforts – Partners in a struggle
Miri Elyatim is the mother of nine-year-old Rom. Rom loves music, songs and dancing. He is a student in a special-education school. “Sometimes I get tired from the bureaucracy and from the daily need to fight on behalf of my son Rom. Thank God we have AKIM. When I...
Social Programs – A dream comes true
Eti Weisbrot is the mother of twenty-three-year-old Yossi, an actor in “A Different Theater.” “Yossi had a dream. He wanted to act in the theater – he wanted to act on a big stage. One day we received a call from AKIM and were told about the establishment of the...
Job Readiness and Placement – I’m just like you
Gil Cataloni is a thirty-seven-year-old Special Olympic swimmer and worker at the Cellcom company.“I have been working at Cellcom in Netanya for seven years in the mail department. I stamp outgoing mail with an automatic stamp machine. The staff likes me and I take my...
National Service – To Be or Not to Be
When Haim Lavie was born, the prognosis was not good – the doctor told his mother that he would never walk or speak. 20 years later, Haim is a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. “As his mother, seeing him wearing his uniform is a dream come true since it stands for...