Watch: Bennett opens school year with courageous kids

Education Minister arrives to Dream Garden, special kindergarten for cancer patients, speaks with children and staff.

Yoni Kempinski,

Bennett visits kindergarten for children with cancer and recovering from cancer
Bennett visits kindergarten for children with cancer and recovering from cancer
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Education Minister Naftali Bennett opened the 5779 school year in the Dream Garden school of the Larger Than Life association.

The Dream Garden is the first and only educational and rehabilitation center in Israel for children who are sick with and recovering from cancer, established by Larger Than Life and the Ramat Gan Municipality.

During the visit, the Minister and the children celebrated one of the kindergarten children, Lev's fourth birthday. Minister Bennett gave Lev a personal birthday present and wrote on the card "Dear Lev, I wish you joy, happiness, and health. Much love! Happy Birthday! Naftali Bennett"

Lev's birthday present
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During the visit, the Minister said, "Today we opened the school year to 2.3 million children. This is the quietest, most calm and orderly school year beginning in Israel in many years. I can tell the parents of Israel: Your children are in good hands."

On the school Bennett said: "We have here a team of amazing angels that care for the children. We love them very much and we pray for their healing and recovery," said Bennett. "I wish the children a wonderful school year in the most special kindergarten in the whole country. You should be healthy and your parents strong. We love you".

Larger than Life Director Lior Shmueli noted, "We thank the Education Ministry and the Ramat Gan Municipality for their partnership. We intend to continue establishing additional unique Dream Gardens for all children with cancer in the State of Israel. Every year, Larger than Life organization accompanies hundreds of children with cancer, both on the health side and on the educational and rehabilitative side."

Bennett, first day of school
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