Translated from Branza News, Sunday, March 6, 2022
The new employees will work at the Univo Medical Cannabis Company’s Amit Farm, located at Moshav Ranan, near Ofakim, as part of cooperative efforts with the rehabilitative vocational center, Beit HaYotzer – ADI Ofakim.
Univo, Israel’s largest supplier of medical cannabis, will employ people with disabilities at its cannabis farm, Amit, in Moshav Ranan in the Negev, in cooperation with Beit HaYotzer – ADI Ofakim, a rehabilitative vocational center established by the Municipality of Ofakim and administered by ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran with the aim of transforming employment opportunities for people of varying disabilities residing in southern Israel. The main goal of the center is to empower participants live productive live and enable normative independent, social and economic integration into society.
The new employees at the Amit farm, producer of the best strains of cannabis marketed by Univo in Israel, will work side-by-side with other farm employees, hand trimming plants, a central step in preparation of the plant for production. The new employees, residents of Ofakim and surrounding towns, were referred to Beit HaYotzer ADI Ofakim by Local Authorities, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Welfare. As part of the cooperation efforts, Amit will provide adapted employment in surroundings that enable maximum expression of employees’ abilities, thereby encouraging them towards independence while enabling them to make a satisfactory living.
Founder and CEO of Univo, Golan Biton: “As a leading company in the industry, and as a player in company-led projects for the benefit of society, Univo believes that we have the social responsibility and ability to help reduce disparities. The important work that goes on every day at Beit HaYotzer ADI Ofakim is in tandem with our personal values and we are proud to enable individuals dealing with challenges on a daily basis opportunities for honorable employment, a chance to make a living, independence and a sense of satisfaction in their work. We will continue working for the benefit of the society in which we live and work, and we are proud of the administration and staff of Amit who play a significant role in this endeavor.”
Avi Wortzman, CEO of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran: “The way to a better society is through companies such as Univo, who employ people with disabilities. Every person wants to feel they are part of and accepted by society. Today, this dream is becoming a reality for us and for four employees with disabilities who worked at Beit HaYozer- ADI Ofakim and are now setting off on a new path. Thank you to Adi Carmi and the administration of the cannabis farm Univo, all of whom relate to people with disabilities as equals and enable us to move forward on the path of Tikkun Olam.”