Student mentors are available to blind and visually impaired children or seeing children who have blind parents.
- A national mentoring project run by ALEH, which is designed for both children who are blind/visually impaired and children of blind/visually impaired parents.
- The mentoring services are provided over the course of one academic year by students, some who are blind/visually impaired, and some who are not. These students receive a scholarship for being mentors.
- The purpose of the service is to help the children cope with the difficulties that they are faced with in various life settings through a variety of activities that take place in the child’s home or other recreational settings.
Target Populations and Eligibility
- Blind or visually impaired children.
- Children who have blind or visually impaired parents.
How to Claim It?
- Assessment of eligibility for mentoring services can be done in one of the following ways:
- Individual contact with ALEH.
- Through a Ministry of Education support teacher.
- Through a local social worker from a local social services department.
- Original information regarding the blind and visually impaired was primarily based on the Guide to Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel from the Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services), and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of Blind Services Department grant recipients.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.