“We must copy this village model to other parts of Israel.”

Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs, Yaakov Margi concluded his visit to the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran rehabilitation village saying that, “we must copy this village model to other parts of Israel.”

Together with senior ministry officials, Margi toured the village premises, taking in the Special Education School, the Preschool Rehabilitative Daycare Center, the integrated kindergartens, the vocational center, residential homes, the newly opened Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center, the agricultural farm and more. ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran CEO accompanied Margi throughout the visit, together with ADI Jerusalem CEO Shlomit Grayevsky, Deputy Finance Director Chavi Feig and Deputy Director of Regulation David Shaulov.

“We will incorporate the topic of people with disabilities into a government decision,” commented Margi. “I am more than happy to be here today. This place has grown immensely and the entire subject of rehabilitation has blossomed. It is a blessing that Avi Wortzman, who I have known for many years and who is a hard-working achiever with a big heart, is CEO of the village.”

“Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs Yaakov Margi’s visit to the village together with senior members of his office carries immense importance. The Minister’s heart is tied to the Negev. I am grateful to all our partners and to the Minister for their desire and initiative to work for the benefit of people with disabilities. This is our mission, another step in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world,” added CEO Avi Wortzman.

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