The WIZO Raya Jaglom Multipurpose Day Care Centre was inaugurated in 1972.
The centre is open from 7 am until 7 pm and caters to the needs of at-risk children. Many of these children suffer from neglect and abuse as a result of dysfunctional family situations and poverty.
The main goal of the centre is to create a high quality, comprehensive support system that integrates social services with day care, and focuses on the interaction of children and parents.
Care-givers and allied professionals help the parents develop skills for taking care of their children at home thus preventing the disintegration of the family unit. The Ministry of Welfare and local government authorities all work in close cooperation with the WIZO staff.
WIZO Australia has provided 4 newly renovated playgrounds to the centre with rubberised flooring, sun awnings and age appropriate equipment. The kitchen and bathrooms have also been renovated. The bomb shelter was fully equipped thanks to the generosity of Marianne Van Der Poorten z”l (photo below).