|WORK||Coordinator for the Druze Scouts Movement (Tsofim)|
|HOBBIES||Educating Druze communities about disability|
|PARTNER||Isabel – female black Labrador|
Monira lives in Peki’in. She belongs to the Druze community and has been helping the Centre work with that community to accept and appreciate the use of guide dogs. There are many cultural and physical challenges that Monira faces daily with Isabel. She is very determined to ensure that her community understand and accept her decision to work with a guide dog.
Monira has led a number of educational projects in the Scouts movement in Israel to increase the understanding of disabilities in the Druze community.
Sophie is Monira’s second guide dog and she remembers when it came time to retire her first guide dog and how many mixed and painful emotions she went through during that period of ‘replacement’.
She said, “In the end, I know that Sophie will be adopted by a loving family that will shower her with affection and kindness. I will receive a new and younger guide dog who will be my eyes for the future. I am happy knowing that Sophie will be loved and cared for.”
Isabel has been a true gift of independence to me.
A full guide dog partnership costs the Israel Guide Dog Centre £40,000 and our clients nothing, as we give them this service free of charge. To help us provide more trained guide dogs for people like Monira please donate today.