ALEH: A Light Unto the Nations
Indian Delegation of Leaders of Associations for Helping Endangered Children and Youth Visit ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran
ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran was honored to host a preliminary delegation from India consisting of leaders from various associations aiding endangered children and youth. The visit, the first of its kind, was initiated by the Israeli Foreign Office’s Department for India and Southeast Asia.
During their trip, members of the group were exposed to Israel’s widespread activity in this realm. They visited various Israeli associations benefitting children and youth, in the hopes of establishing ongoing cooperation and replicating successful Israeli work methods in India.
ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran presented its unique and groundbreaking “integrative community center” method to the delegation. At ALEH Negev, people with severe intellectual and physical disabilities are integrated into daily community rehabilitative, educational, volunteer, cultural and recreational activities. The ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran model breaks down barriers and overcomes stereotypes. For this reason, many people from all over the world come to see and learn, hoping to establish similar models in their respective communities.
ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran is a moral and cultural beacon in the field of inclusion and acceptance of those who are different in society. The village will continue hosting professional delegations from around the world, presenting the ideal of inclusion and social responsibility towards those who are unable to fend for themselves.