Presentation on theme: "Lotan's Way – Making the Dream a Reality Work Plan 2010-1011 National Center of Desert Challenges for Youth at Risk, The Lieutenant Lotan Slevin Memorial."— Presentation transcript:
Lotan's Way – Making the Dream a Reality Work Plan 2010-1011 National Center of Desert Challenges for Youth at Risk, The Lieutenant Lotan Slevin Memorial Project
Goals of Lotan's Way: To create, advance and implement therapeutic desert workshops for youth at risk To build a permanent home in the Arava to serve as a national center of desert challenges for youth at risk in Israel To honor the memory of Lieutenant Lotan Slevin by activities and support for the rehabilitation of youth in distress To train guides and leaders for field activities with youth at risk To serve as a base for research and the propagation of professional and practical knowledge for the treatment of youth at risk To serve as a base for the evaluation of youth at risk Lotan's Way, registration no.580510980, is a non-profit organization established in 2009 by the Slevin family and friends in the Arava to honor the memory of Lotan Slevin, who was killed in battle in the Second Lebanon War. It operates with the support and sponsorship of the ELEM organization for youth in distress in Israel.
Therapeutic intervention in field conditions – outlook and principles: "At the heart of every obstacle is an opportunity," Albert Einstein - the creation of difficult and challenging conditions can be an impetus for triumph People who face challenges that differ from those they encounter in their everyday routine experience significant personal development Some things cannot be taught, but only learnt The very great importance of self-discovery – broadening self-identity and areas of experience Strengthening the individual's ability to assess his or her own capabilities and preferences; creating connections with and concern for others
Therapeutic intervention in field conditions – therapeutic goals: Developing attention to and interest in others Developing mutual dependence between participants Reinforcing self-control Developing a sense of responsibility toward self and others Improving self-image Spiritual strengthening and empowerment Learning the value of cooperation with others
Summary of Activities 2008-2009: Pilot Field Activities: 15 groups, approximately 200 young men and women, participated in 50 days of trips in the desert Models of field work Survival Hike in extreme conditions – 1group IDF (Israel Defense Force) Model: one-on-one connections with soldiers in an Army Unit – 5 groups Desert Treks: instilling "on the ground" skills to empower participants, develop leadership and responsibility, and build ties to the country – 9 groups Training and Enrichment: The Desert Challenge Conference took place at Moshav Hazeva on 11-12.2.2009, with the participation of some180 professionals from the wilderness therapy and other therapeutic fields. Round Table: We founded a professional forum for steering and advancing wilderness therapy for at-risk youth, with the participation of: Elem, the Ministry of Education, Metzila, Etgarim, the Israeli Scouts Movement, Aharai!, Nirim, Adam Bishetah, Amutat Enav.
Summary of the Association's Activities 2009-2010 Field Activities: 30 groups, approximately 540 young men and women, participated in 85 days of trips in the desert Models of field work Survival Hike in extreme conditions – 4 groups IDF (Israel Defense Force) Model: one-on-one connections with soldiers in an Army Unit – 8 groups Desert Treks: instilling "on the ground" skills to empower participants, develop leadership and responsibility, and build ties to the country – 18 groups Training and Enrichment: The second Desert Challenge Conference took place at Moshav Hazeva on 10-11.2.2010, with the participation of some 110 professionals from wilderness therapy and other therapeutic fields. Round Table: The forum for steering and advancing wilderness therapy for at-risk youth met four times. Progress in Establishing the Base Camp Facility at Givat Hazeva: We are in the process of receiving the land from the Israel Land Administration, at the same time as we are developing operative work plans and designing activities to raise funds.
General Objectives for 2010-2011 To widen the scope of activities with an emphasis on professionalism To increase the number of days in the field for returning groups To create new connections between the army units and to organize a joint trip based on the army model To increase the number of "survival" trips in extreme conditions To establish a permanent and professional staff To absorb a group who will do a gap-year's service before the army in the framework of Lotan's Way, in cooperation with the Israel Scouts Movement To organize the third Desert Challenge Conference with emphasis on activities in extreme field conditions, in cooperation with the Elem organization To start building and advancing the base camp in Givat Hazeva To fill two full-time staff positions To establish a temporary center at Moshav Hazeva: office, storeroom, and living quarters for the Lotan's Way group doing its gap-year service
Objectives for 2010-2011: Activities CostNumber of Days in Field Number of Groups Activity NIS 118,0006514Survival 68,0004713IDF (Army) Model 77,0004812Desert Treks 60,000 50,000 ---- -Lotan's Way gap-year group -Conference Training NIS 373,000160 days39 groupsTotal
Objectives for 2010-2011: Human Resources and Administration TotalScope of Position DetailsArea NIS 120,000 NIS 70,000volunteer volunteer 100% 5 hours/wk -Field Coordinator -Training Coordinator -Lotan's Way gap-year group -Bookkeeping-Accounting -Architectural and Engineering Planning -Ongoing management of Association Human Resources NIS 50,000 NIS 30,000 NIS 10,000 -Renovation and Furnishings -Office Equipment -Consumables -Communication Office NIS 20,000 NIS 60,000 -Storeroom -Vehicles and Towing Logistics NIS 490,000Total NIS 863,000Total operating costs for 2010-2011
Work Plan Total Cost in NIS Cost per Group in NIS Total Pa rti ci pa nt s No. of Participant s in Group Total Days in Field No. GroupsNo. Day s ModelInstitutionMonth 8,0004,0003015623IDFReligious Kibbu tz – September 16,0008,0002412623Desert trek Maon SofiaOctober 7,0003,5006020933IDFBen Shem en 24,00012,00030151025IDFNeve AmielNovember 16,000 10 717SurvivalKiriat Ya'ari m 6,0003,0003015623IDFHaogen Hakeh ilati 8,000 15 313Desert trek Bait HamDecember 8,000 15 313Desert trek Amutat Yadid 8,000 15 313Desert trek Bait Ham- Eilat 5,000 15 515IDFEtgarim
Work Plan (continued) Total Cost in NIS Cost per Group in NIS Total Parti cipan ts No. of Partici pants in Group Total Days in Field No. Gr ou ps No. D a ys ModelInstitutionMonth 24,0006,00060151644SurvivalKidum NoarJanuary 5,000 3010515Desert trekHavat Ori 6,000 10 313IDF (army) model Shanti HouseFebruary 15,000 10 616SurvivalDerech Hamelec h (Elem) 15,000 12 117SurvivalBen Galim 15,0005,00060201535Desert trekYemin OrdeMarch 10,000 3015824SurvivalElem 5,000 10 515Desert trekHavat Ori 16,0008,00030151025SurvivalKidum NoarApril 12,0006,0002412824IDF (army) model Kfar Galim 12,0006,0003015824Desert trekScouts 12,0006,0002412623SurvivalMaon GilamMay 10,000 12 515SurvivalShanti House 263,0005861603998Total
Planned Income ObjectiveApproximate AmountSource Professional support and Desert Challenge Conference NIS 50,000Elem organization Lotan's Way gap-year group NIS 60,000Israeli Scouts Movement Equipment and Renovation of Office Operation of Field Programs NIS 80,000 NIS 673,000 Donations NIS 863,000Total
Please see this presentation as a personal invitation to take part in our project. Lotan's Way invites you to join us in the creation of meaningful change in the lives of youth at risk - and in a wider sense, perhaps to influence the future of Israeli society. www.lotan-way.com Contact us: Gil Slevin: 972 -52-366 5998 Iris Slevin: 972-52-276 2856 Tete Degani, CEO: 972-50-524 4204 email@example.com Address: POB 3, Moshav Hazeva, Israel Donations: Account No. 571004, Bank Otsar Hahayal, Sapir branch 363, Beersheva, Israel