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Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot

Displaying items by tag: Disability mainstreaming - The Joint Council of Pre-Military Academies (Mechinot) - JCM

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 00:31

“My disability pushed me to want to be more successful”

Tunusau Adya, a Shibolim participant at Mechinat Lavi, suffers from vision problems. Yet he’s inspired by his disability to capture new heights. His message: “You’ve just got to understand that if you have a handicap, it isn’t the main thing. It’s secondary and it’s meaningless if you choose to believe it is”

Monday, 25 May 2020 00:35

Community service in the shadow of the coronavirus: An update from Shibolim participants

The new reality in which we find ourselves has forced the mechinot to answer the call and alter their activities accordingly. Even in this difficult time, community volunteering is a mainstay of the mechina world. Hundreds of students, including Shibolim participants, have mobilized for action in a variety of fields

Monday, 25 May 2020 00:35

Community service in the shadow of the coronavirus: An update from Shibolim participants

The new reality in which we find ourselves has forced the mechinot to answer the call and alter their activities accordingly. Even in this difficult time, community volunteering is a mainstay of the mechina world. Hundreds of students, including Shibolim participants, have mobilized for action in a variety of fields

Monday, 10 August 2020 21:25

“It’s exciting that young people with disabilities want to serve”: Shibolim graduates get their berets

The Shibolim alumni of 2019 are already serving in a variety of roles in the IDF. At a recent ceremony, some of these volunteers received their orange berets. Pvt. Einav Galperin: “It’s a good choice, and it’s fun to prove that disabilities can’t stop us”

Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:35

Shibolink 2020: A new group of leaders hits the road

A new year begins, and with it new participants in Shibolim and Link 20’s unique joint leadership program. The goal: to improve equality of opportunity and boost awareness of the participation of individuals with disabilities in society

Monday, 22 July 2019 00:01

Looking forward: Shibolim completes its third year

Shibolim Program Director Efrat Aharoni sums up a third year of wide-ranging activities

Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:31

First session of Shibolink

Sixteen students with and without disabilities traveled from as far away as the Upper Galilee and Sderot to the inaugural event of the first class of Shibolink, a program for leadership in social media.

Monday, 18 December 2017 22:44

An Update to Our Partners & Friends - Recent Activities of The JCM

I want to quickly update you about the diverse activities, progress, and achievements of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) during the 2016–2017 academic year and the beginning of the current year.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:23

Year Two for Shibolim

Disability mainstreaming at the mechinot enters its second year

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