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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.

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1 Lotan's Way – Making the Dream a Reality Work Plan National Center of Desert Challenges for Youth at Risk, The Lieutenant Lotan Slevin Memorial Project

2 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 , 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.

3 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

4 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

5 Summary of Activities : 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 , 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.

6 Summary of the Association's Activities 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 , 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.

7 General Objectives for 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

8 Objectives for : Activities CostNumber of Days in Field Number of Groups Activity NIS 118, Survival 68, IDF (Army) Model 77, Desert Treks 60,000 50, Lotan's Way gap-year group -Conference Training NIS 373, days39 groupsTotal

9 Objectives for : 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

10 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, IDFReligious Kibbu tz – September 16,0008, Desert trek Maon SofiaOctober 7,0003, IDFBen Shem en 24,00012, IDFNeve AmielNovember 16, SurvivalKiriat Ya'ari m 6,0003, IDFHaogen Hakeh ilati 8, Desert trek Bait HamDecember 8, Desert trek Amutat Yadid 8, Desert trek Bait Ham- Eilat 5, IDFEtgarim

11 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, SurvivalKidum NoarJanuary 5, Desert trekHavat Ori 6, IDF (army) model Shanti HouseFebruary 15, SurvivalDerech Hamelec h (Elem) 15, SurvivalBen Galim 15,0005, Desert trekYemin OrdeMarch 10, SurvivalElem 5, Desert trekHavat Ori 16,0008, SurvivalKidum NoarApril 12,0006, IDF (army) model Kfar Galim 12,0006, Desert trekScouts 12,0006, SurvivalMaon GilamMay 10, SurvivalShanti House 263, Total

12 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

13 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. Contact us: Gil Slevin: Iris Slevin: Tete Degani, CEO: Address: POB 3, Moshav Hazeva, Israel Donations: Account No , Bank Otsar Hahayal, Sapir branch 363, Beersheva, Israel


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