What is Zuzu?

ZUZU is a website that has fitness clips that are

 "easy read" and "easy speak".

Each clip has easy to follow fitness clips using simple fitness equipment

The clips are in easy read and easy speak language so that everyone

can participate in the day centre or at home.

According to the International Health Organization "the enjoyment of the highest level of health that can be achieved is one of the fundamental rights of every person regardless of race, religion, political opinion and economic or social status."

Zuzu – Together for a Healthy Life is a joint venture between Keren Shalem, Special Olympics Israel and the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security.

Zuzu provides a series of easy and simple exercises using simple accessories and adapted language. The exercise clips are enjoyable and most importantly, accessible for people with Intellectual disabilities.  

Steering Committee of the Project:

  • Sharon Levy-Balanga, CEO of Special Olympics
  • Mickey Cohen, VP of Keren Shalem
  • Sharon Ganot, Director of Knowledge and Research, Keren Shalem
  • Carmit Kahana, Chief Physiotherapist, Health Services, Ministry of Welfare and Social Security
  • Rachel Sri, Director of Protected Enterprises, Adult and Aging Services, Community Division, Disability Administration, Ministry of Welfare and Social Security
  • Naama Shavit, Director of Knowledge Development and Personnel Training, Assessment and Recognition Service, Assessment Division, Recognition and Programs, Disability Administration, Ministry of Welfare and Social Security

The project was accompanied by an evaluation study conducted by Michlol – the measurement and evaluation units of

The project was accompanied by A research study conducted by Michlol –The impact and Evaluation units of Keren Shalem.

The project is co-financed by Keren Shalem and Special Olympics Israel.

ABOUT THE VIDEOS

The videos were developed by a professional team of experts in the field of Adapted sports and mobility for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities:

  • Ashkar Rokach, Reward Pharmacist, Fitness Instructor and Adapted Exercise Instructor, Special Olympics Israel
  • Tamar Nov, physiotherapist, Lilach Day Center, Ashdod
  • Yifat Gur, physiotherapist, Elvin Day Center, Holon
  • Carmit Kahana, Chief Physiotherapist, Health Services, Ministry of Welfare and Social Security
  • Accompanied by Mickey Cohen, VP of Keren Shalem and Sharon Levy-Balanga, CEO of Special-Olympics

The clips were made transformed into “Easy Language”  and made accessible  by Roni Ankori and Sitvanit Rubinstein.

Come and meet ZUZU

with Sagi Muki Olympian medalist

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