The Kishorit community
is growing and developing. To respond to increasing needs, we require a new position at
Kishorit that we never had before. With us in the studio
is Noa Yitzhak. Hello, Noa. How are you? Fine, thank you. How are you?
-Just fine. What is your job? I’m the director
of all evening activities. From 4:00-10:00 PM, all activities… everything
that happens at the village is my responsibility. Let’s get acquainted. Tell us a little
about yourself. I’m Noa… excuse me. I’m Noa, age 34. I come from the Krayot Region. I’m now completing
a master’s degree in community mental health, a rehabilitation field. That’s it. How did you get to us? Before I came to Kishorit, I worked at a children’s village as an educational coordinator. How did you hear about Kishorit? Kishorit has a fine reputation. I think that most people who work in rehabilitation are familiar with Kishorit. Personally, I also
heard about it from friends, fellow students and friends of my parents. How will your job here differ from your previous jobs? At present, the objective is to increase
the number of activities and to offer more variety. Of course, I am assisted by the marvelous evening staff. On this occasion, I’d like to say a few words about these highly
dedicated people who do such wonderful work and are here primarily
for your benefit. Furthermore,
I’d like to try to recruit as many volunteers
as possible, so that we can truly enrich and expand our activities. In the interview, you told me
that you like extreme sports. Will you bring them to Kishorit?
Will they be part of the program? I don’t imagine people
will be bungee jumping here, but we certainly can examine whether there are any activities
that we can include. I know that
the Challenges Association, that has something very close
to extreme sports, can bring something here. I know they’ve already done
such things several times and I have good contacts there. So it could be
that towards the summer we’ll consider it. Anything else? Would you like to ask us anything? No.
-All right. Thank you, Noa. Good luck.
-Thank you. There are many ways
to help rehabilitate people. One of them is
therapeutic horseback riding. What’s therapeutic riding
at Kishorit all about? Here’s a report
by Elad Koren. Horses give our residents
a lot of… love, a lot of contact and our people derive
much satisfaction from being able to come here and bond with the horses. When you learn to ride, you learn how to cope
with problems in general, because you have to learn all the signs,
the commands that you have to give the horse so that it understands you. But because horses
are also animals and have a mind of their own, it’s not always so simple. It requires cooperation
between rider and horse. I feel that once I was
afraid to mount Mishmish. I was under pressure. I feel less pressure now
and I’m able to see that it happens to be…
very pleasant. Riding changed me.
I’m less irritable. The therapeutic lesson
also helped me to be more patient
with people. When I think about riding,
it’s like starting a new chapter. I started a new chapter
in my life. One of the most beneficial
features of riding is that if you ask the horse,
the right way, to start moving and the horse really does
start moving, you get instantaneous feedback
showing that you succeeded. That’s one of the most
important things about riding. Horses bond easily with people who
treat them nicely. Mishmish is the horse
that I like and also the horse I ride. It changed my fears.
I don’t have to be afraid anymore. In fact, I feel that Mishmish
and I get along very well. If we also are talking
about Shai and Tayoun, one of the best things about them is that they come here regularly. They’re never absent. They’re never late. It gives me satisfaction to see residents coming here
and enjoying themselves. It gives me
even more satisfaction to see residents coming here
and progressing with their riding.