A Ukrainian delegation of senior government officials and military personnel came to Israel recently through Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ MASHAV Agency for International Development Cooperation to learn about Israeli models of accessibility, inclusion and rehabilitation.
MASHAV is sharing with professionals from #Ukraine Israeli models to promote accessibility and inclusion in various spheres of life to ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities. During the course they will visit @AccessIL Conference on ‘The Future of Accessibility’ pic.twitter.com/mKHVn2fTJ7
— MASHAV Israel (@MASHAVisrael) September 6, 2022
The Ukrainians plan on establishing a national rehabilitation center in Lviv for people injured and disabled by the war.
Like the Old City of Jerusalem, Lviv is also an ancient city. So one of the delegation’s activities was a tour of the Old City with Dr. Avi Ramot, who as head of SHEKEL’s Israel Accessibility Center planned and implemented an accessibility overhaul of the cobblestoned area.
They also took an accessibility tour of the Tower of David Jerusalem history museum and the Knesset, two additional sites made accessible through the SHEKEL center, to learn about accessibility of an ancient cultural venue and a parliament.
Professionals from #Ukraine arrived in #Israel to take part in two courses tailor-made by @MASHAVisrael and @IsraelinUkraine: One at @MATCShefayim on ‘Water Resources Management’ and the second at the Center for Cooperation & Advancement on ‘Inclusive Education and Accessibility’ pic.twitter.com/TJmUhSkNFP
— MASHAV Israel (@MASHAVisrael) September 5, 2022