A world full of darkness…

...making everyday activities feel like impossible mountains to climb

Walking your child across the road
when you cannot see what’s coming

Answering your phone
when its ring tone triggers terror and trauma

Communicating with friends and family
in a world full of confusion and noise

But with a specially trained best friend by your side the world becomes a much brighter place:

  • A trusted guide giving you the independence to stride out with certainty
  • A calming companion giving you the confidence to overcome your fears
  • A loyal friend giving you the unquestioning love that brings clarity to your world

ISRAEL GUIDE DOG CENTRE
BRINGING LIGHT INTO HUNDREDS OF LIVES

EDEN & JEMA

Eden was born into a world of darkness as she was born blind. She was always determined to be fiercely independent, even helping to look after her six younger brothers and sisters growing up.

However, as she says: “When I was 9 years old I started to feel very alone and isolated from my family and others and I have emotional scars from that time. I wanted a guide dog ever since I found out about the Israel Guide Dog Centre.”

And in her teens she became increasingly aware that she could not achieve her dreams and ambitions without the support that only a guide dog could give.

Matching the right dog to the right individual is a vital part of ensuring that the partnership empowers that person to live the life they choose. It took a while to find the right dog for Eden’s lifestyle but last year we were able to partner her with Jema, and now there is no stopping them!

Eden is now striding out with confidence having not only enrolled in a university course to study music and therapy but also moving out of the family home to live independently for the first time.

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I felt an intense connection with Jema the minute that I met her and since we trained together at the Israel Guide Dog Centre we are inseparable. I feel that I can do anything, go anywhere, be anything that I want to be.

The Israel Guide Dog Centre is the only accredited school in the Middle East training dogs to transform the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. But not only this, we also train dogs to bring light into the lives of IDF veterans suffering from life impairing PTSD and children with autism who struggle to communicate in a world full of confusion. We can only do this with your support as there is no charge to those in desperate need of these life-changing partnerships.

24,000
BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
15,000
CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
7% (APPROX)
COMBAT VETERANS WITH PTSD
94%
OF ALL INCOME FROM DONATIONS

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