Children from Sababa Burn Camp are Foresters for a Day

Forester for a Day is a KKL-JNF program in which volunteer foresters take part in a variety of tasks that are vital for forest care.

March 20, 2013 15:13
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Forester for a Day is a KKL-JNF program in which volunteer foresters take part in a variety of tasks that are vital for forest care. 

Since its inception, many people from all different walks of life have participated in KKL-JNF's Forester for a Day program, but the group working intensely in the Carmel Coast Forest on Sunday, March 17, was a special pleasure to behold. About 25 children aged 7-18 from the Sababa Burn Camp were having a great time working in the forest for the first time in their lives, accompanied by the heads of the camp, doctors from various hospitals in Israel including Dr. Efrat Harlev, the deputy director of Schneider Children's Hospital, and volunteers who accompanied the children. 

Camp Sababa is a four-day non-denominational camp where children who have survived serious burn injuries from the Jewish, Arab, Bedouin and Druze sectors realize that they are not alone and become friends. KKL

Iuliana Eshel, Head of Occupational Therapy at Schneider Children's Medical Center and one of the co-directors of the camp, said that Passover vacation is the perfect time for the camp: "The weather is ideal, because when the sun is too hot, it's not good for children with burns. This is the first year we've brought them to the Carmel to participate in KKL-JNF's Forester for a Day program, and it's also the first activity of our camp schedule this year. We wanted to begin with a value-oriented activity that connects the kids to the earth."

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Publications
Phone: 972-2-6583354 Fax:972-2-6583493

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