The NGO Akim – which works to advance the habilitation of children and adults
with mental disabilities in Israel – inaugurated a new center this week in
Karmiel aimed at training and developing the skills of the mentally disabled and
helping them find employment.
The center, which was founded in
collaboration with the Karmiel municipality, the Welfare Ministry, the National
Insurance Institute and the Shalem Foundation, is expected to serve about 100
people from the Jewish and Arab sectors.
Akim chairman Ami Ayalon said
the goal of the initiative is that after training at the center, people with
mental disabilities will be able to “work independently on the free market.”