The best way to make a child good is to make him happy..
There is no need to talk about the prospects of working with the smallest clients: children are our future, in which you need to invest a lot of money, time and energy. These are all common phrases.. But what really needs to be done, so that children grow up as worthy community members and real people? This question is asked by many, but not everyone is able to act correctly. Over the fifteen years of its existence in the Khmelnitsky charity fund "Hesed Besht" developed and polished the most effective method of education, support and development of our young customers.
Marichka Rosenblit loves the modern direction of dance "Hip Hop". Now the girl is twelve years old and she attends a teenage and youth club at the Thia Community Center, as well as a dance studio, where to learn to dance with girlfriends. She is always active, always interested in events in the life of Hesed and is ready to provide her assistance to others. On May 9, she has been visiting veterans for several years in a row, bringing them flowers and home-made cards, on Purim - dancing with other girls for those gathered for a general celebration of clients and community members on stage. In her backpack, purchased under the program of assistance to children in the school period, stationery, acquired in the same way for best learning. Dressed Masha neatly, and here also could not do without the help of a charitable foundation. And on Fridays, the girl lights three candles: for myself, mom and older sister Jan, which underwent a difficult operation several years ago, also carried out with the social assistance of Hesed Besht.
Don't think, that the situation described above in Marichka’s life is unique or exaggerated. For our children, this is absolutely commonplace.. From the first days of life, they, without knowing it yourself, establish contact with our organization. After all, the birth of every child is a joy for us, hope for the future. And while the baby sleeps sweetly in the arms of a happy mother, Fund notes are written in the Fund, new questionnaires are being launched and preparations are underway to provide all the necessary new person - a new client.
Children exposed, in the full sense of the word, close monitoring: Fund managers throughout the territory consider the situation in families with children with particular care. It’s important not just to look, how a child lives, but also what problems exist in his family. It is important, since if parents have difficulties, the child will not be able to receive proper attention and care. Therefore, an integrated approach to studying the life situation of a young family allows you to relieve social stress, primarily, with baby.
Khmelnitsky charity fund “Hesed Besht” is engaged in a wide range of assistance to children. They take care of their healthy sleep., providing diapers, about healthy eating, buying mixtures for feeding and about health, supplying children with vitamins or helping with treatment. A volunteer psychologist works with parents, conversations and consultations are held. When children grow up, for their use are children's rooms in the Foundation’s representative offices with lots of toys, entertainment and development. As far as, how a young client grows up, he is offered more and more new services. But the children do not understand this: them, the main thing, get together in a fun company, play together and have fun. Already over the years they understand, that the painstaking work of many specialists is behind their carefree games, providing them a happy childhood.
And when the children become almost independent, they are invited to Sunday school and hobby groups. And here is needlework, and development programs, and preparation for a seedling or school. In addition to the Foundation staff, volunteers can do with children, that help unleash tasks or equations, learn a language or look for exotic countries on maps. And most importantly: from this age, children already consciously begin to study the traditions of their people. Then they will learn about the Commandments of Mitzvah and Tsdaka.
Growing up, children do not leave the custody of the Fund. Until adulthood, which in Ukraine does not occur in 12 or 13, a 16 years old, young clients are in the Children's program. After that, they move into a teenage-youth group. But the basics of the basics, given to them from childhood, predetermine their path through life.
Marichka Rosenblit was born after the foundation of "Hesed". It, like many of her peers, lived her years in a state of increased attention to her person on the part of fund employees. Therefore not at all strange, what she sees in fund managers is not just “uncle” and “aunt”, and friends and almost kind relatives. She does not need to explain, why our organization functions - even at a subconscious level, it understands this and is trying in every possible way to sacrifice its forces and skills for the benefit of other members of the community and Hesed’s clients. Good lives in her heart, because within the walls of the Foundation and under the care of its employees, the girl had more happiness, what would be without their participation.
Our young shift
"Not one step back, not a step in place - but only forward and only all together!»
Gradually toys fade into the background, "Funny pictures" replace fashion magazines, and life takes on more distinct forms of expectations and aspirations. This is an irreversible process of growing up., inherent in every child. And if for our young customers this is an entertaining and colorful process, then for the employees of the Khmelnitsky charity fund "Hesed Besht" – this process is doubly responsible. After all, the transitional age from childhood to adulthood, this is extremely risky, most productive and important period, in which the solid foundations of personality formation are laid. Therefore, the youth club is an important program of the Foundation., affecting the “face” of the community in the future.
Very easy to trace, when young people are ready to attend a teenage youth club. According to observations, it starts with 12-13 years old: up to this age, parents bring their children to the Thiya Community Center at the Hesed Besht BBF, supply them with sandwiches, replaceable clothes and pick up at the end of the day. But when the boys or girls begin to come here themselves and do not want to leave in the evening - here it is, reliable indicator of, that the child becomes a teenager. Now he will be interested in communicating with peers and senior madriks, ideas and desire for self-fulfillment will overwhelm him, will be interested in issues of the history and traditions of their people and meaningful self-identification with Jewish roots will be manifested. At this time, the most important thing is to correctly pick up the teenager’s desires, direct him in the right direction and protect him from the dangers of age.
Teenage and youth club works according to the method, built and thought out by the best Israeli social technology experts, who collaborate with the Joint in the development of local Jewish communities. The work here is not for children to do anything, and purposefully integrates youth into active Jewish life. Besides, club visitors are constantly monitored by other Foundation programs and services, which allows them to provide timely qualified social, psychological, advisory and spiritual assistance.
There are rules in the club., which favorably affect its participants. First and, perhaps, the main one is “We are listening, hear and respect each other ". As always, active fidgets do not differ in adolescence by special obedience in society, not at home, what can cause conflicts at school and with parents. The rule of respect for neighbors pacifies youthful maximalism.
Much attention is paid to the development of leadership skills.. This will allow us to become good leaders in the future., creative personalities, understanding husbands or wives, and most importantly - the leaders of the Jewish community, leading her forward. For this, the club’s arsenal of techniques has a lot of developmental games, training programs, lectures and assignments on team education. Every club meeting, this is a fascinating journey into the world of opportunities and innovative solutions, it would seem that, unsolvable tasks. Hence the other rule of the club - “We always give all our best to 100% our capabilities and we are not lazy ”.
During the employment of children at school and in circles, club meetings are held mainly indoors. But in your free time there are many other options.: Camping trips and outings to the Rehabilitation Center “School of Health” in. Stoves, Shabbatons and excursions, visiting camps or local festivals - all these are areas of work for a teenage and youth club, which allow our children to relax with benefit and learn properly.
Studying traditions and customs takes a significant place in the club. Here they learn to celebrate all the holidays in accordance with the traditions of the Jewish people.. A fascinating and touching action is a joint meeting of the Shabbat with the lighting of candles, throw and refraction hal. Children study prayers and blessings..
The club’s program is implemented throughout the activities of the Khmelnitsky charity foundation “Hesed Besht”, namely in the Khmelnitsky and Ternopol regions. General meetings of young people at joint events on the road are very useful and touching..
In this way, our children go to madrich school, the goal of which is to integrate them further into active community life. A little time will pass and these guys will become full-fledged madrikhs - counselors, who themselves will pass the knowledge gained in the club to younger younger generations. Madrihis are a very important group in the community., since they are capable of not just leading others, but also take an active part in community projects, volunteer and strengthen the foundation for the continued prosperity of your community.
High hopes are placed on today's pupils of the teenage and youth club. They are, in turn, try not only to justify trust, but also exceed expectations. This forward movement shows, how correct approach was chosen by the head of the Khmelnitsky charity foundation "Hesed Best" Igor Ratushny in the direction of work with youth. We believe in our young shift and do our best, so that our children receive the best and necessary knowledge, before, how to enter into an adult independent life.
Newspaper editor “Shalom Aleichem”
Children – the future of the community. That is why working with children and their parents is one of the priorities of the Foundation. The Child Development Center operates at the Thia Center for Community and Cultural Work, covering children and adolescents under the age of eighteen.
Initially, every baby falls under the care of the Center, which is registered in the children's program and becomes a client of the Foundation. Young parents love to use this service, as a rental of children's equipment. Carriages, beds, chairs for feeding , arenas all this can be rented: after all these convenient and such necessary things for the kid are absolutely not cheap.
Troubles in society: economic crisis, unemployment, rising prices, - All this has a significant negative impact on socially vulnerable groups. To help children with disabilities, low-income families, orphans, children with disabilities, as well as children from disadvantaged families run the program "Beitaine" ("Our home"). The purpose of the program – social assistance, social support and adaptation, learning assistance, non-formal education, development of individual abilities of children at risk.
Customers of the program are provided with food, drugs, means of hygiene; if necessary, consultations with specialists are organized for them. Children buy clothes, footwear, school supplies and other necessary things for the child.
For better adaptation in the children's environment, and to improve the relationship between parents and children, a psychologist works with them. To fill knowledge gaps from the school curriculum, volunteer teachers provide consultations.
WITH 2007 The Center switched to another program to meet the food needs of low-income families. Parents or guardians of each child, who is a client of the "Children's Store" program, can choose the necessary products for the child in the store on a monthly basis.
In front of the parents of seriously ill children (such as the children's program 13) there is a problem of purchasing expensive drugs or medical equipment. Hesed helps address these important issues. During the work of the Foundation, due to the purchase of the necessary expensive medical equipment or drugs, more than one child's life was saved.
Thus, with the assistance of the Foundation, a vital ventilator was obtained for one of the Center's wards.. Unbearable pain and awkward body position when walking another child disappeared, when her parents transferred her to a wheelchair equipped with the latest technology. Modern hearing aid allows another child to go to school and communicate with peers. And there are many such examples.
In addition to social assistance, the Center pays much attention to issues of culture and education. Experienced teachers - volunteers arrange consultations and close gaps in children's knowledge. Adolescents have the opportunity to master the basics of computer literacy, and improve knowledge of computer programs. The staff of the Center is doing everything possible, that children develop harmoniously: vocal lessons are arranged for them, the kid has the opportunity to draw and sculpt, engage in physical culture and sports.
All classes in development groups are held in the form of games, but at the same time they are cognitive and meaningful. Children take part in various art competitions, sports competitions, visit libraries, theaters and museums of the city.
Children's summer vacation is another important aspect of the Center's work. Summer children's camps, family camps are not just a holiday, and one of the opportunities to get acquainted with the national culture, art, history and traditions. Children and adults travel together, celebrate holidays together. And this is a warm family relationship and harmonious personal development.
Pupils of the Center visit veterans of the Great Patriotic War, honor the memory of the dead, laying flowers at monuments. For more than a year now, children have been visiting the residents of the Khmelnytsky geriatric boarding house. Congratulations on the holidays, arrange small concerts, give souvenirs, made by hand. An important commandment to visit the sick is performed by a child, when visiting sick comrades in the hospital. This is how indifferent and friendly citizens are brought up - spiritually rich, attentive, tolerant and friendly.