Projects | 2014-2015

Nature Accessible To All NATA

The ‘Nature Accessible To All’ (NATA) Project
As part of the partnership between the Galila Foundation and the ‘Orot Hagalil’ (Galilee Lights), a new initiative aimed at the special needs community entitled ‘Nature Accessible To All’ will be launched in the Fall of 2015.
This breakthrough program will target a group of 40 men and women with special needs, ages 21-45, who live in the Galilee town of Tiberias and the surrounding rural villages. This project will also impact the families of the participants.
The project’s goal is to create new paths in the areas of self-management, social development and the provision of learning skills by exposing the bountiful natural surroundings as a therapeutic tool-kit for mentally-challenged adults. By using the natural outdoor surroundings as an experiential classroom the mentally-challenged individual will undergo an exciting process of self-renewal, educational enrichment and individual empowerment.
The use of nature as a partner, a learning tool and as a comprehensive resource, promotes a process of personal growth, improving individual capabilities, as well as the development and deepening of interpersonal relationships and release from social isolation. The program includes workshops and experiential nature tours individually tailored to the mobility capabilities and unique characteristics of each one in the group.
The Galila Foundation is proud to partner in this important project that serves the individual and collective enrichment of the special needs community.