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  1. 1. September 08 Desert Shanti
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ In 100 years, </li></ul><ul><li>the bank account I had, </li></ul><ul><li>the house I lived in and the car I drove, </li></ul><ul><li>will be meaningless… </li></ul><ul><li>but the world will be different </li></ul><ul><li>because I was significant in someone’s </li></ul><ul><li>life – Today…” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Table of Content <ul><li>About The Shanti House </li></ul><ul><li>Desert Shanti </li></ul><ul><li>Appendix </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Shanti House
  5. 5. <ul><li>The house is home to youngsters suffering from physical, sexual and verbal abuse, orphaned or abandoned by their parents, and drop-outs from formal therapeutic institutions </li></ul><ul><li>(native Israelis, new immigrants and lone soldiers). </li></ul><ul><li>Shanti House was created for them as an informal, warm, open and loving environment. </li></ul><ul><li>For most of the home’s teenagers, this is their first experience of such unconditional love, homeliness and a sense of family. </li></ul>About Shanti House 1984-2008
  6. 6. About Shanti House <ul><li>Upon arrival they are greeted by a professional team and given support and an opportunity to unburden their frustrations, that together with the provision of basic needs and therapeutic activities, help their return to a normative way of life and an opportunity to return to school or to a work environment as well as military service. </li></ul><ul><li>35-50 teenagers between the ages 14-21 stay at Shanti House at any given time. </li></ul><ul><li>Shanti House treats on average between 700 to 1,000 teenagers annually. </li></ul>For the past 24 years Shanti House has assisted over 18,000 teenagers
  7. 7. <ul><li>Target population – teenagers from all over the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers arriving on their own, who are willing to get help. </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers who are referred by social services, police, the media and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial acceptance is unconditional!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Providing all their needs: bed and board, understanding and love. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing a personal program with the educational-treatment team. </li></ul>About Shanti House The Method
  8. 8. Desert Shanti
  9. 9. Desert Shanti Out of five existing centers for youth at risk In Israel none are in the south A National Problem In the south, 28,000 teenagers are at high risk. Continue…
  10. 10. <ul><li>120,000 teenagers live in Israel’s southern region. </li></ul><ul><li>Constant Increase in violence, drugs and alcohol abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing problems with family interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>The desert’s majestic calmness and its healing power. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 years of experience. </li></ul><ul><li>The advantage of combining an urban house with a desert location. </li></ul>Key factors in our decision to open another house in the south Desert Shanti
  11. 11. We are “going up” to Ramat Negev Desert Shanti
  12. 12. <ul><li>Ramat Negev local council south of Ben-Gurion College, Zaparim junction on route 40. </li></ul><ul><li>The village is spread over 540 dunams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>150 dunams for buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 dunams for open space </li></ul></ul>Location and territory Desert Shanti
  13. 13. Program Goals <ul><li>To create an educational, therapeutic and rehabilitating home to save teenagers at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>To combine family atmosphere with a quality of life associated with the characteristics of the desert. </li></ul><ul><li>A will to help as many teenagers as possible through diversified means. </li></ul><ul><li>A centre for preventive counseling on drug, alcohol and violence. </li></ul>Linking the desert , nature and the theraputic model of Shanti House Desert Shanti
  14. 14. <ul><li>Emphasis on very special natural design…providing a homely and soothing environment with a unique appearance…a welcoming atmosphere for the youth at risk </li></ul><ul><li>An environmentally friendly construction that will utilize accessible and recycled materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Water and garbage recycling and an option for solar or wind power </li></ul>Unique Program Desert Shanti The goal of Desert Shanti is financial independence
  15. 15. Continue… Program Outline <ul><li>Home to assist youth at risk </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational therapies </li></ul><ul><li>Educational and preventive activities </li></ul>Desert Shanti
  16. 16. House to assist youths <ul><li>At any given time 35-100 teenagers will reside in the village (1,000 annually). </li></ul><ul><li>Reception open 24 hours a day. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay, according to necessity. </li></ul><ul><li>No to: drugs, alcohol and violence. </li></ul>המשך ... Continue… Desert Shanti
  17. 17. <ul><li>Participating in therapy with animals (therapeutic horse ranch) </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in household management. </li></ul><ul><li>Working in the agricultural fields. </li></ul>Occupational Therapy Continue… Desert Shanti
  18. 18. <ul><li>Annually, ~10,000 high-school teenagers, parents, therapists and youngsters from Israel and abroad will visit the guesthouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Music centre, desert tours, enhancing the link to the heritage of Israel, and artistic activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities and workshops to prevent drug abuse will be an integral and intensive part of the program </li></ul>Educational and Preventive Activities Desert Shanti
  19. 20. Desert Shanti Project Budget
  20. 21. Donated Funds Desert Shanti
  21. 22. Fund Raising By Stages <ul><li>Part 1 </li></ul><ul><li>To commence building a home to help youth at risk. In 04/2007 </li></ul>Part 2 – Funds Have Been Secured $ half million to construct the horse ranch and to prepare land for agriculture “ First Step”- Save teenagers in the south Part 3 We will start raising 2.5 million $ funds, to complete the guest house Desert Shanti
  22. 23. Timetable 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Concept Permits & Committees $5.3 million raised Infrastructure Saving teenagers Desert Shanti Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
  23. 24. Appendix
  24. 25. Project leaders <ul><li>Project initiator - Maryuma Klein founder of Shanti House </li></ul><ul><li>Project managers - Sacta-Rashi Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Founding partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacta-Rashi Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramat Negev Local Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keren Kayemet le Israel (KKL) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uzi Havashush - Development Manager Ramat Negev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maryuma Klein - Chairwoman of Shanti House Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Ben-Yossef - Managing Director Shanti House Association </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Program specification <ul><li>Stage 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Guesthouses </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture halls </li></ul><ul><li>Service areas </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Horse ranch </li></ul><ul><li>Animal farm </li></ul><ul><li>Amphitheatre </li></ul><ul><li>Recording studio </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Housing area – for youths, counsellors, house and family mother </li></ul><ul><li>Public space: studio, club, dining-room, classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Service area: kitchens, workroom, laundry, garbage, generator rooms, toilets and office </li></ul>
  26. 28. Stages in project advancement <ul><li>Operational costs for the first three years are secured through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labour & Welfare Ministry – Youth Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Security – “Special Projects” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion of all land development, buildings and construction plans </li></ul><ul><li>The project passed the committees and regulators and received all the necessary permits </li></ul><ul><li>Land breaking was carried out by the Keren Kayemet le Israel in May 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>The I.D.F. Officer’s School adopted the project . </li></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>Project managers – Sacta-Rashi Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Architect – Yuval Amir </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape architects – Dafna Tamir & Ilan Akrish </li></ul><ul><li>Management & engineering supervision – Ramon Engineers. </li></ul>Permits and administrative team <ul><li>Bezeq </li></ul><ul><li>I.D.F </li></ul><ul><li>Ma’atz </li></ul><ul><li>Water commission </li></ul><ul><li>Mekorot </li></ul><ul><li>Committees – local, regional & national </li></ul><ul><li>Health Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Power Company </li></ul><ul><li>Antiquities Authority </li></ul>
  28. 30. Ramat Negev Local Council <ul><li>Jurisdiction - 4.5 million dunams - the largest in Israel </li></ul><ul><li>12 municipalities. Population 3,700 and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Economy and occupation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture, tourism, industry, R&D. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its location at the junction between the centre of Israel, Egypt and Jordan creates optimal conditions for increase in tourism, agriculture and industry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The boarder crossing with Egypt and the planned highway connecting the centre of Israel with Egypt, Jordan and Syria create a potential for commerce and transportation between Israel and its neighbours. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. Sacta-Rashi Fund <ul><li>Founded in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>One of the largest private family-held funds in Israel </li></ul><ul><li>The fund’s goal is to help the needy in Israel while focusing on children, teenagers and special needs populations in the geographical and social periphery of Israeli society. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of activity: education, welfare and health. </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of impact: touching the lives of 10% of the population. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Contact us <ul><li>Sacta-Rashi Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Arie Halfon, Managing Director projects construction and development </li></ul><ul><li>Ben-Shemen Youth Village 73112 Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +972 8 914 6600 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: +972 8 921 9404 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.sacta-rashi.org.il </li></ul>
  31. 33. Contact us <ul><li>Tel Aviv Shanti House - Association #580199594 </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Ben-Yossef, Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>17 Simtat Shlush Neve Zedek, Tel Aviv 68103 Israel P.O.B 50041 </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +972 3 510 3339 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: +972 3 516 8603 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.shanti.org.il </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>