Krembo Wings work in mixed Arab-Jewish Communities and in the Arab Community. Their motto is Together, Creating a Meaningful Place for Everyone – and that means not only for children with special needs, but for children of every background. Establishing and operating Krembo Wings branches in Bedouin, Arab and mixed Arab-Jewish cities strengthens their youth by teaching them the values of working together, despite all their differences, towards inclusion and acceptance of individuals of all abilities and backgrounds in their community.
Operating branches of Krembo Wings in mixed cities reduces the sense of marginalization experienced by Arab community members, improving relations between Arabs and Jews in these cities. Krembo Wings’ able-bodied youth counselors who accompany the children with special needs each week come from low-income homes and last chance high schools. By becoming Krembo Wings youth counselors, these youth who are at risk of engaging in negative social behaviour on the streets, gain an extracurricular activity that teaches them values of social responsibility, volunteerism and acceptance of cultural diversity.
Krembo Wings currently operates branches in the Bedouin city of Rahat and the settlement of Arara BaNegev, the Arab city of Tira, and the mixed Arab-Jewish cities of Nazareth Ilit and Lod.
In 2015 they plan to open a number of branches in Arab, Bedouin and mixed Arab-Jewish communities, ensuring that every Israeli has equal access to their life-changing social service.