As part of an employment project for people with disabilities and to help people with disabilities integrate into the urban routine of life, a Center will be opening near the City Shuk, providing innovative and advanced employment for this populatio.
In conjunction with the Kochav Association, an investment of NIS 2 million will facilitate the opening of this Center under the municipal basketball hall. Employees, people with disabilities, will be manning the center where they will be building furniture and making fabric products and decorations which will be sold to the public at a gallery which will be built there.
The center will include a new Food Truck, to be called “Chevruta”, where employees – people with disabilities – will cook breakfast, make pastries and other dishes and serve coffee and soft drinks. The Food Truck will open to the general public at the end of the lock-down, subject to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and according to all Corona-era restrictions.
The new project is designed to help people with disabilities integrate into society and the work circle while creating a place for shuk-shoppers, students and other educational personnel who work in the area. The Center is opening in collaboration with the Kochav HaTzafon Association which works to promote activities for people with disabilities, the Zefat municipality and the local social services department.
Plans are also underway to hold small musical performances in the area and other cultural events.
The mezuzza for the new center was affixed by Rav Shmuel Eliyahu and the opening was attended by Zefat mayor Shuki Ohana.