FAQ

  • ELIYA maintains three schools for blind children with 11% or less overhead, with over 120 program staff; specialists, therapist, teachers who are experts in vision therapies and technologies at our schools.
  • ·       There are 100 consistent volunteers at ELIYA

  • All children attending have a certification of blindness issued by the Ministry of Welfare, which means they are “legally blind.”
  • Parent’s participation or portion of tuition paid to ELIYA is $400-500/ a year
  • No family is ever turned down if they cannot afford their portion of the tuition (the government subsidizes part of their tuition directly to ELIYA); we maintain a scholarship fund.
  • On average ELIYA serves 40 new children each year
  • On average each child stays 4 years at ELIYA up to the age of 6, at which point the child is integrated into mainstream kindergartens full time or part time with support of another referring agency.
  • By the time ELIYA children complete our program, they know how to read basic words (some more) in braille.
  • At ELIYA, each classroom celebrates Shabbat, major holidays, birthdays and more
  • ELIYA Israel’s current Chairman, served as the Executive Director voluntarily (with no pay) for over two decades, and received a national certificate of honor from Shimon Peres (Israel’s President).
  • Each new “Parlor Meeting” hosts helps raise $3000-4000 or more for ELIYA.