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Project information

Swimming!-Winning Strokes

Swimming is a “sport for all seasons".How much more so for special children, who are deprived from participating in many other sporting activities. Hydrotherapy offers Physical Fitness, Psychomotor Development, Phychological Advantages and Fun Activities.


Charity information: Ohel Sarah

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  • Need


    Ohel Sarah is determined to provide an appropriate and stimulating framework of recreation to those disabled children who are deprived from participating in many other sport and leisure activities


    In the pool, having learnt too swim the physically disabled child feels confident liberated to use their limbs unencumbered giving them a sense of freedom that they do not experience out of the water. Additionally for the mentally disabled child research indicates that when other therapies have failed, swimming enhances potential and improves functioning levels.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide the disabled child with a sport that he /she can participate and interact with their peers


    » By teaching the disabled child to swim and feel confident in the pool, learning acceptable social behaviour such as sharing and waiting one’s turn.

    What success will look like

    Success will be, when the disabled child will excitedly look forward to its weekly swimming session, both for the activity and to meet friends

    Aim 2

    Swimming encourages feelings of accomplishment vital for children accustomed to rejection


    » The buoyancy of the water helps them walk unaided, play ball, jump and perform other activities – a tremendous boost for their self-image.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when the child can swim without fear and his/her peers cheering them on.

    Aim 3

    To strengthen motor skills that are weak – such as balance,eye-hand/foot coordination,and laterality


    » Water supports the body.Their overall activity level is raised, the children are more relaxed and can increase their range of motion and flexibility.

    What success will look like

    Success will be when through the hydrotherapy the disabled student will improve on his/her motor skills

  • Impact


    Swimming is a regular activity where the excitement doesn't wane and friendships are strengthened. Hydrotherapy offers continual improvement to the motor skills of our special children


    Lack of funds to run the programme. We have tried to foster support from our donors to understand the importance of this project that they should continue to fund us.


    We produce frequent news letters about the ongoing activities offered to to all our students that we send to our supporters

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £84,773

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      Amount Heading Description
      £14,373 Transportation 10 groups per week (8 boys in each group)
      £13,310 Cleaner For 2 hours, one cleaner who is there before and after to clean and shower and change children.
      £57,090 Supporting Staff+Pool Service 2 teachers x £20 per session

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Parental Participation £22,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    the swimming project is located in a specially adapted pool in Tel Aviv


    Every disabled student who is able to do hydrotherapy is admitted to this programme

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Ohel Sarah has admitted through its doors the most vulnerable and disabled children who have been refused entry to other organisations. They have committed to provide a specialised programme to develop each child to its maximum capabilities

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Malka Weinberg

    as Chief Executive , she specialises in special education and has ambitious goals for Ohel Sarah. She raised the standard, level of care at O.S.

    David Goldberg QC

    President of British Friends of Ohel Sarah is leading our campaign to secure funds for beit tikva and other projects.

    Reut Golnik-Sela

    She is the Employment Coordinator of Beit Tikva and has a comprehensive understanding of training and occupational employment for our mature students.


Sponser 8 children to have 1 session in the pool

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