The UK’s Ambassador to Israel, H.E. David Quarrey, visited Beit Issie Shapiro this week, an Israeli NGO and global leader pioneering innovation to improve the quality of life and ensure rights for people with disabilities in Israel and internationally, across all cultural and religious divides.
The organisation is leading research into assistive technology to improve the well-being and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Ambassador Quarrey praised BIS and thanked the NGO for “sharing extraordinary work on disability, including groundbreaking technology and great programme with Arab community”.
In February 2017, Conservative MPs and peers on a CFI parliamentary delegation to Israel visited BIS’s headquarters in Ra’anana in central Israel and the NGO’s Sindian Center based in Kalansua, which was established in 2001 as the first early intervention centre in the Arab sector in Israel. The centre currently serves 42 children with severe disabilities, from the ages of six months to four years.
Delegates included Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb MP, Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP, Lord Gadhia, and CFI Honorary President Lord Polak CBE.