Child Care from Yan's Eyes

Updated: Jan 7

Yan Tiar - Child care coordinator, Padeh-Poriya hospital in TiberiasPadeh-PoriyaPadeh-PoriyaPadeh-Poriya Padeh-Poriya

I wanted to share what I’ve been going through for the last two weeks.

I’m taking part in a very important national mission during these times – child care for about 50 children of workers at Padeh-Poriya Hospital.

We’re trying to make a routine out of chaos and uncertainty, and to give each child a feeling that they have a place here. This moving project is taking place thanks to a large group of people, volunteers, and organizations who are working day and night for these children, and for their parents – the medical staff of Poriya Hospital – to be able to continue their difficult task, saving human life.

The activities include storytelling, videos about the day’s activities (right now we’re doing a Discovering the World week), camping skills, dancing, sports (thanks to Hechalutz – Education through Sports), all in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations.

I have been moved this week seeing soldiers during the national mission part of their service, the teacher-soldiers, youth and dedicated counselors, led by the coordinators and counselors from Dror Israel.

Thank you to all of the partners in the project – Eshkol Kinneret Amakim, the Lower Galilee Regional Council, and the Ministry of Education’s society and youth department - for support and guidance, and to the Alei Giva school for hosting us.