- Launched a seventh house as part of the social responsibility project: "Grow Well Home” in Baka al-Gharbiyye
Tnuva, the Israel Association of Community Centers, the Municipality of Baqa al-Gharbiyye and the Baqa al- Gharbiyye Community Center
Launched a seventh house as part of the social responsibility project: "Grow Well Home” in Baka al-Gharbiyye
On Thursday, December 3, 2015 a “Grow Well Home” was launched in Baqa al-Gharbiyye, offering recreation and enrichment activities and classes for preschoolers in a variety of areas.
Further to the success of the first six houses as part of the unique project of Tnuva and the Israel Association of Community Centers, a seventh house has opened in Baqa al-Gharbiyye. This is the second house established in the Arab sector.
A “Grow Well Home” in Baqa al-Gharbiyye will be operated by a team of professionals in the morning and in the afternoon hours, and will offer recreation and enrichment programs for children from their time of birth up to six years as well as to their families, at no cost or at a nominal fee (subsidized), in different areas: a library and games room, physical exercise area (jymboree), a young Chef’s room, theatre room, snoezelen room, a parent’s area, playground and community garden. This is the first house where a dedicated theatre space was opened.
The words of Tnuva’s CEO, Arik Shor, at the launching ceremony:
“As part of Tnuva’s long term relationship with the Arab sector, we are today launching, here in Baqa al-Gharbiyye, the second house as part of Tnuva’s social project in the Arab sector “Grow Well Home”, in cooperation with the Israel Association of Community Centers.
The first “Grow Well Home” in the sector was launched two and a half years ago in the city of Tamra, boasting considerable success. Children and their families arrive in huge numbers and benefit from the enrichment activities that the house and its team have to offer them.
Tnuva’s CEO also said: “it was clear to us that we will establish another house in the sector and here we are pleased to launch the second house in Baqa al-Gharbiyye”.
“Altogether 7 houses were launched as part of the project (two of which in the Arab sector) and we are in high gear to continue”.
The words of the Mayor, Mr. Mursi Abu Moch:
'Tnuva’s ventures and contribution constitute the first step to cooperation and a big step for Baqa”.
The words of the CEO of the Israel Association of Community Centers, Mr. Raz Froelich:
"The goal of The Israel Association of Community Centers” is to strengthen families and children in the communities in which it operates and to close the gaps between Israel’s center and the periphery and between disadvantaged and strong populations. The partnership between Tnuva and ourselves succeeds in creating a positive change already apparent now in 7 communities across the country. I am proud of the fact that the community’s residents in Baqa al-Gharbiyye will also enjoy the fruit of this cooperation, which they are already reaping from this blessed and significant activity in the town’s community center, under the direction of Hosni Ghanayem ".
A “Grow Well Home” in Baqa al-Gharbiyye was established in the framework of the social responsibility project of Tnuva and the Israel Association of Community Centers. As part of this project, recreation and enrichment centers are being established in cities and peripheral neighborhoods across Israel in collaboration with municipalities and community centers. “Grow Well Home” provides preschoolers and their families the opportunity to benefit from many and varied activities out of the five worlds of content, namely: cognition, motor skills, arts, recreation and moral values, at no cost or subsidized. Thus far, seven houses have been established – in Rehovot, Kiryat Bialik, Haifa, Tamra, Nazareth Elite, Ofakim and Baqa al-Gharbiyye.
"Grow Well Home" in Baqa al-Gharbiyye is located at the community center (Mahmoud Darwish street) and is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday during the morning and afternoon hours.