Sderot Media Center Asks For Sponsors To Help Youth Of Southern Israel

The Sderot Media Center reports that since the lull in hostilities from Gaza they have been overwhelmed with people asking what they can do to help the children and youth in Southern Israel. There is a glut of toys, games, and candies already being sent to Southern Israel.

They are seeking programs to help address the mental well being of children and young adults who have experienced unprecedented traumatic experiences as part of the 1 million people who were forced to run for their lives during missile attacks that caused direct damage to more than 1200 homes. They are seeking sponsors to INSPIRE the

children & young adults of Southern Israel to DOCUMENT impressions of their own experiences before and after operation “Pillar of Defense.”

The 50 best entries will be rewarded with a modest cash prize. The entries will also be edited, as needed, in Hebrew and translated into English, French, Spanish and Russian.

The Israel Ministry for Public Diplomacy will be asked to issue these essays as an INSTANT book for Chanukah. This type of therapy will teach children with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to articulate their feelings, and share their voice with people all over the globe. And will help with Israel Public Relations.


We are asking children and young adults in Southern Israel to write, draw, paint, photograph, or even blog their experience during this past operation. The goal is to INSPIRE them to express themselves through the arts. They would be encouraged to depict the experiences that they had during that terrible week – in their homes, their streets, and in their shelters – to describe what they witnessed as sirens blared and missiles fell.

For more information contact Noam Bedein of the SderotMedia Center via email at or

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