Yad Sarah lends its helping hand to the whole world
many years of its existence, Yad Sarah has developed important tools in the
struggle to improve the quality of life of people with special needs, tools
that have proved invaluable to Israeli society. In recent years, government
bodies and private organizations from a variety of countries have sought Yad
Sarah’s advice in an attempt to learn from its unique operational model and to
adapt it to their own countries.
The United Nations recognized Yad Sarah as a Non-Governmental Organization,
according it UN observer status. In January, 2005, the UN Committee on
Non-Governmental Organizations officially acknowledged Yad Sarah’s contribution
and vast body of knowledge and upgraded Yad Sarah`s status to an advisory body
to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This status allows Yad Sarah to participate in
General Assembly meetings and UN international conferences, as well as serve as
consultants for UN and government bodies. Yad Sarah is the first
non-governmental Israeli or Jewish body to receive such a ranking.
Sarah’s model meets head-on the reality of skyrocketing medical costs and
hospitalization and is being applied all over the world:
Ø Health and welfare professionals and governmental
officials from around the world visit Yad Sarah frequently, seeking to learn
the secret of its success in Israel.
Ø Yad Sarah has extensive knowledge of how to construct
service frameworks, recruit and train volunteers, and identify needs within the
community, and is sharing that knowledge with countries around the globe.
Ø Yad Sarah is prepared to guide and train community
health and welfare professionals, both in and outside of Israel.
has been approached by various organizations and countries including several
former Soviet republics, Chile, Brazil, Cameroon, Mozambique, Kirgizia,
Azerbaijan, and others, for help in adapting the Israeli prototype to local
proud of our professional reputation around the world and of our ability to use
our experience and knowledge to help others.