Source: The Jewish Week
The United Nations has chosen “Krembo Wings”, a youth movement for children with and without disabilities, as a special advisor organization, recognizing the youth movement as a world leader in integrating children and youth with and without disabilities in empowering social activities. The status of the Special Advisor to the United Nations (ECOSOC) gives the movement special recognition of the importance of its work in Israel and around the world.
Krembo Wings, established 16 years ago, has developed an innovative and unique inclusive model that integrates children with severe disabilities with able-bodied youth.
The movement operates 65 branches throughout Israel, from Eilat to Kiryat Shmona and welcomes more than 6,000 active members each week. Krembo Wings operates branches in Druze, Muslim, Christian and Bedouin communities, where acceptance and inclusion of all abilities is the guiding principle. Krembo Wings branches provide a safe and judgment-free environment for youth.
Talia Bejerano, Krembo Wings CEO, says: “The unique international status that the movement has received from the UN will enable Krembo Wings to raise awareness of the rights of young people with disabilities in Israel and around the world to a fulfilling social life. This recognition will enable us to expand and spread throughout the world Krembo Wings’ unique concept of integration as well as our vision: ‘Together creating a meaningful place for everyone'”.