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 WHAT MAKES KEF SPECIAL?

KEF is a London-based charity supporting the lives of children and young adults with physical and learning disabilities and their families. KEF are dedicated to offering friendship and fun to its participants, providing opportunities that help them to thrive, whilst providing their parents and families with much needed respite. KEF provides out-of -school-activities, recreational events and residential trips including summer and winter sleep-away camps.

KEF was founded in 2006 with just four children. Today KEF has expanded to over 60 children and young adults , with hundreds of volunteers worldwide becoming part of the KEF family.

At KEF we ensure a caring, loving environment, where each child’s individual needs are catered for. KEF is staffed by an incredibly devoted and willing  team of  energetic and caring volunteers and through shared experiences both are enriched.

The true uniqueness of KEF is how the volunteers, special children, parents, staff and supporters all link together to form an everlasting bond as part of the KEF family.


 KEF ENRICHES THE LIVES OF OTHERS....

THE CHILD, TEENAGER, OR YOUNG ADULT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS looks forward to spending time with his or her volunteer, as well as attending the special events throughout the year.  

The VOLUNTEER learns the value of giving, and cherishes the unique rewarding experience of making a difference in an individual’s life.

THE SUPPORTER provides the means for KEF to exist.  KEF is completely reliant on the generous support of its donors making a real difference to the lives of the KEF family.

THE SPECIAL KEF FAMILY gets much needed respite with the reassurance that their child is well cared for. They also get to share and interact with others facing circumstances and challenges similar to their own. 

THE STAFF are a team of leaders and professionals for whom KEF is a significant part of their lives. Throughout the year whilst planning the various activities and programmes, these dedicated men and women are the driving force behind the program.

 KEF AMBITION:

At KEF we strive to teach the children skills through structured play and therapeutic experiences that encourage motivation, self- confidence, self - esteem and independence, facilitating each child to reach their potential.

We ensure that the participants return home enriched by their experiences, with lasting happy memories. It is important to us that the children's families are able to enjoy much needed respite they so richly deserve.

We strive to make a world of difference in the lives of our KEF families.


 MEET THE KEF TEAM:

Founder:  Batya Salamon (Heller)

Trustees:
Shmulik & Channi Halpern
Benny & Shelley Groszman

KEF Rabbi: Dayan Y Abrahams
KEF Nurse: Vered Prager

KEF Medical Advisor: Dr Walter Abelman

KEF Office:
Michal Wittenberg

KEF Sunday Co-ordinator:  Pinky Sanger
KEF Buddies Co-ordinator: Racheli Steinberg


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