Google is granting $700,000 to Tikkun Olam Makers, an Israel-based initiative aimed at producing technology to help people with disabilities; Cancer charity Ezer Mizion transports the sick, frail, elderly and disabled to treatment centers, therapy clinics and doctor’s appointments, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Google donates to Israeli disabilities tech initiative
Google is granting $700,000 to Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM), an Israel-based initiative aimed at producing technology to help people with disabilities. TOM’s 120 prototypes include a bionic hand and a walker that helps disabled people climb stairs.
Not another trip to the doctor
Cancer charity Ezer Mizion transports the sick, frail, elderly and disabled to treatment centers, therapy clinics and doctor’s appointments. And it even takes them to weddings and the Western Wall – after all, everyone needs to enjoy life.
Diversity in Jerusalem’s Education Week
The theme for children’s arts projects during Education Week in Jerusalem was “My home, your home”. Projects in Hebrew and Arabic were displayed next to each other. Please take a look at the photos, and note the diverse groups that attended the opening event.
Education for kids with Cerebral Palsy
Ilanot is a school in Jerusalem for children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Seventy students aged six to twenty-one attend the school daily. The school provides students with knowledge to improve motor function and help independence to increase their quality of life.
$10 million for humanitarian hospitals
The Helmsley Charitable Trust has donated $10 million to the Poriah hospital in Tiberias and the Ziv Medical Center in Safed that treat Syrian wounded. Another beneficiary is the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon where surgeons from Save a Child’s Heart operate on overseas children.
A better life for Majuli islanders
Israeli Gili Navon used her Master’s degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem to found the charity Amar Majuli (“Our Majuli”) and enhance the livelihood and wellbeing of the Mising tribe on the island of Majuli in Assam, northern India.
Australia security experts visit Israel
A group of business people, intelligence experts and academics have participated in the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Security Delegation to Israel. Analyses included from Bar-Ilan University’s Prof. Efraim Inbar and University President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz.
Female-only startup competition in Vietnam
Israel’s Vietnamese embassy is launching a new women-focused startup competition called Startup Tel Aviv. It will have the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology. One of the partners must be female and aged between 25 and 35.
A Danish innovation center in Tel Aviv
Denmark’s Education and Research Ministry and its Foreign Ministry are to establish a new innovation center in Tel Aviv. “We are strengthening Danish research by co-operating with the best environments abroad,” said Ulla Tørnæs, the education and research minister.
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