Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.
Chapter 12: Krembo Wings: A Youth Organization for Children With Disabilities in Israel
Krembo Wings: A Youth Organization for Children With Disabilities in Israel
Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Almost 10% of Israeli children (210,000) have a severe disability that affects their daily functioning (Weissblay, 2011). Most of them live in the community and receive services there. To find meaning and purpose, all people, and especially people with disabilities, need to participate in the social and recreational life of the community. To form a strong self and social identity, people need to develop skills and competencies, form friendships and relationships, achieve mental and physical health, and express creativity (Brown & ...