I am beyond excited to announce a new partnership with Dorin Oz Badichi, the founder of a new initiative in the Gush Etzion region of Judea called the Tzamid Mom’s Forum.
This grassroots project brings moms with children with special needs together monthly for special times of empowerment, camaraderie, learning, mutual support and friendship. MBKI has been heavily involved in working with special needs educators for over a decade. This opportunity to fund projects that bless these moms have ripple effects on their families. Below is an excerpt Dorin published during her Spring fundraising campaign:
“It is said that parents of a child with special needs sometimes get absorbed in caring for the special child and forget everything else. Forget other relationships. Forget the other children. Forget themselves. You make excuses like, I’ll make it up to you…today I have to go to the hospital. You live from compensation to compensation. And there is something diminishing about compensation. Because the compensation is an escape from the confrontation.“
Project Title: Tzamid Mother’s Forum for children with special needs.
Location: Gush Etzion, Israel
The need: Caring for a child with special needs is all encompassing and requires constant attention. It is common that the mother carries the majority of the responsibilities for the care of the child. Isolation and stress can wear down a mom’s resilience and lead to health issues, marriage problems and sometimes neglect of the other children in the home.
The Forum is a grassroots initiative that exists to empower mothers of children with special needs, promote resilience and enable a sense of connectivity and community through participant created seminars, outings and learning experiences.
My Brother’s Keeper in partnership with the Gush Etzion Foundation has come alongside these heroic moms to provide the needed funds to expand their outreach and assure the sustainability of this world changing project.