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Seeach Sod Plans Special Needs Educational Facility in Jerusalem

Seeach Sod, one of Israel’s leading educational centers for special needs and physically challenged children and adults, is bursting at the seams, as more and more parents all over metro Jerusalem seek to enroll their children in the organization’s renowned programs.

Much to their chagrin, the dwindling space in Seeach Sod’s Beit Metzudot Program has forced the organization to actually turn away children who are in desperate need of a quality educational framework.

With this in mind, Seeach Sod is working diligently to move nearly 150 boys and girls (out of the 1,000 members in the organization’s various educational frameworks), from its current cramped building into a brand new, state-of-the-art,  three-story building that will feature cutting-edge special-ed tools including classrooms, music, animal, sensory motor, and Snoezelen therapy rooms; an arts and carpentry studio; a hydrotherapeutic pool and a paramedical/nurses station.

The new facility, which has been dubbed New Beit Metzudot and will be built in Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood, has the support of the Municipality of Jerusalem, which granted the land for the new edifice, along with funding from
the Israel Sports Betting Board (TOTO), the National Insurance Institute and the Shalem Foundation.

“Over the years, we have rented buildings from the city. But we have outgrown them quite rapidly and they a no longer offer the proper environment for both the children and their devoted teachers,” revealed Sarah Nathan, a Seeach Sod spokesperson. “The new facility will be another major property that will be owned by the organization and that is exciting for a number of reasons. We will not only be able to offer a first-class educational framework to our existing students (ages 7–21 years of age) but we will finally be able to accept more youngsters into this program, which is important for us and the entire special needs community.”

To date, Seeach Sod has been able to raise enough funding to begin construction on the new building, but in order to complete the mission and open New Beit Metzudot by September 2017, the organization is seeking additional fiscal assistance
from the Jewish community.

Nathan added, “There are a growing number of English-speaking immigrant families from North America with special needs children, who have come to rely upon Seeach Sod to provide their children with quality education within the context
of a loving environment. The new building will allow them to flourish and maximize their potential in life.”

For more information about Seeach Sod visit the website at http://charidy. com/seso.

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