The JCM's Projects

Our Main Projects & Activities Across The Mechinot

Integration of people with disabilities in the Mechinot

Integration of people with disabilities in the Mechinot

The need:

  • Youngsters with disabilities do not currently have the opportunity to be equally integrated into the Pre-Military Mechinot and there are two major reasons for this:

  1. Present-day Mechinot do not offer physical and content accessibility that would allow for the integration of youngsters with disabilities.

  2. Youngsters with disabilities do not consider themselves to be suitable candidates for participation in the Mechinot.

The solution:

  • The JCM operates a project for the integration of youngsters with disabilities in the Mechinot in order to promote:

  • Full and equal integration of youngsters with disabilities in the Pre-Military Mechinot allowing them to develop toward leadership positions, similarly to their contemporaries.

  • Acquainting other Mechina participants with the world of people with disabilities – as the leaders of tomorrow

  • Integrating people with disabilities staff or experts in the area of project follow-up.

Year of inception: 2016

The program includes: (icons)

  • Physical accessibility

  • Adapting the diverse activities

  • Staff training

  • A specialized curriculum for all the students

Data: (icons)

  • Currently less than 1% of students in the Mechinot are with disabilities

  • Only few staff members of Mechinot at all times were with disabilities  

Goals:

  • 2016 - there will be 10 students with disabilities in 10 Mechinot

  • In five years time – 5% of the students in all the Mechinot

The amount needed: Absorption basket per student: $18,000

The JCM's Partners & Doners