Encouraging progress

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Bira Kadima, Brewing for a social change. A pioneering, award-winning employment program for adults with CP and complex disabilities.

Israel

  • Howard Blas visit

  • new branding labels

  • Bira Kadima 2023 part of group

  • Bira Kadima mixing ingredients to brew beer

  • Bira Kadima visit from Hatch Brewery

  • Tsad Kadima common rooms

  • Tsad Kadima common rooms

  • Tsad Kadima common rooms

  • Bira Kadima Project at the Jerusalem Beer Festival July 2022 (2)

  • Bira Kadima Project at the Jerusalem Beer Festival July 2022 (3)

  • Bira Kadima Project at the Jerusalem Beer Festival July 2022 (4)

  • Bira Kadima Project at the Jerusalem Beer Festival July 2022

  • Ethnix drinking Tsad Kadima Beer at Tekoa Beer Festival July 2022

  • Improved common room (2)

  • Improved common room (3)

  • Improved common room (4)

  • Improved common room (5)

  • Improved common room (6)

  • Improved common room

Bira Kadima Photo.

Vision

To enable a significant and continuous platform for productive employment trough the Conductive Education approach for people with significant physical disabilities, in the production of quality beer in an accessible and adapted process that will serve as a model for additional frameworks worldwide. Enabling an active involvement, functional independence and participate in the various normative life frameworks against all odds.

Activity

The Bira Kadima project, offers solutions to both social and occupational needs, providing Tsad Kadima participants an opportunity to participate in the community while earning small income from selling self-made products.

The complex multi-stepped activity helps participants to develop their motor function, cognition, social skills and the capability to produce an acceptable and desired product, as independently as possible, contribute to their self-esteem and reduces, even by very little, their dependency on others.

Brewing is performed once or twice a week with each participant taking an active role in different stages of production and teams. All materials and processes, from learning and training and brewing, are adapted to the participants’ abilities. One of the most important outcomes has been the increased motivation, self-efficacy and positive self-image of the participants, what has been reinforced by personal development and a sense of belonging to a wider community of beer brewers.

 

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