Shirli’s story–18 years old

When she was only six year old, Shirli had to leave her natural family. Her parents, facing great difficulties, were unable to care for her…

When she was only six year old, Shirli had to leave her natural family. Her parents, facing great difficulties, were unable to care for her. Unstable and agitated, Shirli is then moved from foster home to foster home until she reaches the age of 10, age at which she integrates the Guivat Ada children’s home. There, her personal situation deteriorates. She becomes increasingly feisty and difficult to manage. She barely eats and becomes anorexic. Educators no longer know how to help her. She attends, from time to time and without great conviction, Tsedek’s activities. One day, she accepts to attend one of Tsedek’s summer camps and there, magic operates. Without knowing why, Shirli started to eat again and to participate in activities with enthusiasm. Today, Shirli is in charge of a local branch of Tsedek. When we see this young woman, responsible and full of life, leading with a master hand her activities with turbulent kids, no one would imagine her difficult past.