In the wake of the Polio Vaccination Campaign, the ICA will be reinforcing its tutor network for children who take part in the 'Hope for Life' program; these tutors will visit children in the comfort of their own homes when they must stay at home, and will help them catch up with their school work.
Maya, mother of Sahar who is going into first grade, who participated with her son in the ICA Family Vacation held last weekend in Shefayim, related that as things stand right now, a few days before the beginning of the school year, she still doesn't know if Sahar will be able to go to school, and begin the new school year, or whether he will be forced to stay at home. She did not forgo the ICA Annual Family Vacation and attended the event this year as well.
Sahar will be counted among the many children who will be assigned a tutor through the ICA 'Hope for Life' project to help him keep up with his school work, should he have to stay home.
Miri Ziv, ICA Director General, noted "in view of the fact that some of the children will not be able to go to school at the beginning of the school year, the ICA reinforced its tutors network which operates throughout the year to help children who miss school, due to their disease and consequent treatments, keep up with their study material, thus enabling them to easily and quickly reintegrate once they recover and return to the standard classroom setting. The ICA tutors will maintain direct contact with the schools and will help the children cover all the subjects that they missed, in the comfort of their own homes."