At the forefront of a fun educational event, geared for people with disabilities and their families at the David Tower Museum, eight SHEKEL guides with special needs educated visitors on Jerusalem’s history, explaining exhibits and leading various activities. During the summer, the eight guides underwent intensive training, learning about Jerusalem’s history while receiving training on how to convey what they learned to groups. SHEKEL College and the museum’s education department, worked in close collaboration to develop the training course as well as activities for the visitors.
Noam, one of the SHEKEL guides, movingly summed-up the experience: “It’s about telling the story of people who are no longer with us”
At the end of the course, each guide received an official certificate and special guide identity tag.