A growing network of daycare centers
means love for the children and peace of mind for their working moms.
After School Programs
Colel Chabad has identified 350 families in poverty-stricken Safed that are unable to care properly for their children.
Colel Chabad’s after school programs begin immediately after the school day ends, starting with a hot, nutritious meal. At 7:00 PM each child is personally escorted home after taking a hot shower and being given a sandwich and fruit for breakfast the following morning.
The dedicated staff of educators and counselors provide them with tutoring, help with their homework, enrichment activities, and personal counseling with the house mother in order to bolster their self-confidence and mitigate their feelings of worthlessness and self-doubt.
It takes very special men and women to make programs like this work. Warehousing at-risk children is easy. The real challenge is nurturing them back to emotional health — even for the most dedicated professionals — and requires a high ratio of staff to children.
After School Program at a Glance:
- Established in 2008
- Number of volunteers: 9
- Children helped: 571