What Peace Means
means far more than the opposite of war!"
Benefits children victims of terrorism and violence
in Israel (Kav-Or).Created
By Lori Peha Kezner, January 2005. 11" x 17" open series
color poster print, Greeting Card, Framed Art, Bookmark
and Note Pad.
About the Picture
original is created with tissue paper and then layered
over hand-made paper. The prints are high-quality photo
laser reproductions that allow the depth of the layered
effect to come out of the picture.
is a voluntary organization that is part of the The
David Yellin College of Education In Jerusalem, Israel
and provides children in hospitals with computers through
which distance-learning services, virtual playgrounds,
and encounters in virtual environments are offered.
Since 1993 the Kav-Or distance-learning program for
hospitalized children has been providing services for
over 100,000 children in hospital wards nationwide in
Israel, from Eilat in the south to Nahariya and Safed
in the north.
services offered by Kav-Or help children remain in touch
with their respective schools and friends and, no less
importantly, contribute to reducing anxiety in the stressful
environment that surrounds hospitalized children. In
the current security situation in Israel, each month
more injured children are rushed off to hospitals throughout
Israel, due to incidents or terrorists acts and violence.
Traumas suffered by the children as a result of terrorism
can be physical or emotional. Some children are hospitalized
for brief periods, while others, suffering severe injuries,
are hospitalized for lengthy periods of time, mainly
in the orthopedics, rehabilitation, and psychiatric
wards. And, there are many children who, after they
have been discharged, must return to hospitals as outpatients
for treatment on a regular basis.
one can predict how many victims of terrorist attacks
will require treatment and where such attacks may take
place, or which hospital will receive the victims. So,
in order to try and meet these special needs, Kav-Or
has been purchasing computers that are transferred to
hospitals on a needs basis.