The following is my professional
experience as a volunteer in small scale
industry, community rehabilitation and AIDS-related work:
July-August, 2008 – Kayabwe, Uganda– Established a
small scale industry project with disabled members
of a local community. The project focused on
producing Papier mache and recycled arts and
crafts so that members are now able to produce and
market the products as well as teach
the acquired skills. Under Papula Paper, Uganda
Crafts 2000 LTD. Coordinator: Betty Kinene.
July-August, 2004 – Cape McClear,
Malawi - Volunteered in Chikondi AIDS Project; set up a sustainable micro-industry project for
the production of Papier mache products to
be sold in the local
tourist market. Coordinator: Irit Rabinovich.
1996 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Volunteered for 2 months in medical-social projects
for people living with AIDS sponsored by
the Neve Or AIDS Center and Professor
Zvi Bentwich, Kaplan Hospital, Israel. The objective was to learn the social and other
characteristics of the disease in the Ethiopian
society in order to facilitate building bridges
of trust with the Ethiopian community in
1990–1992 - Colombo, Sri Lanka – 6 months volunteering
and studying acupuncture in a free clinic.
Director: Professor Giasoria.
- Chiang Mai,
Thailand – 7 months work with local AIDS
organizations. The work included home visits,massage
treatments and leading massage workshops.
- Bombay, India
– 1 year of travel and volunteering with
various AIDS organizations, including K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay,
and the Kripa Foundation, Bombay.
1989–1990 - Guadalajara, Mexico – Volunteered as a primary-care provider
at the Estancia Padre Bernal Leprosy Center,
Santa Maria. Director: Pbro. David Orozco. - Guadalajara, Mexico – Volunteered with AIDS
patients under Azomalli organization. Director: Diego Urzua. Work included
home visits, massage, and leading workshops in
- Zipolite, Mexico
- Taught disabled children creative artwork from scrap
material at a home for orphaned and disabled
children for three
months under Escula Pina Palmera Zipolite Oax. Director: Dr.
1989 – Belize - Volunteered for 3 months to
provide primary care in an old-age residence,
San Ignacio Octavia Waight Center; initiated and
set up a micro-industry
project producing greeting cards and wall hangings
from scrap, which were sold in the local Christmas market.
1984–1987 - San Francisco, California, USA – volunteered as massage provider under
Service through touch - Irene Smith; worked for
2 years in the special
residences for people living with AIDS, sponsored
by the San Francisco Hospice
and the Shanti organization.
- Santa Fe,
New Mexico, USA – 1 year as a home-care provider and volunteer
for AIDS patients, VNS Health Service Inc.
- Taos, New
Mexico - Home primary-care provider for the elderly, Mountain Home Care.
- Independent jeweler.
1981–1984 - Leprosy colony, Bethany Colony, Bapatla, AP,
India - Resident and community volunteer: Taught arts
and crafts to the young; Developed micro-industry with disabled adults; Created
greeting cards, wall hangings and Christmas decorations for European,
US, and Canadian charity markets.
Project director: Jacky Bonney R.N.
1980–1981 – Turkana region, Kenya – Rehabilitation’s volunteer under the local Red Cross;
worked in a project struggling against drought
in the area of the Turkana tribe.
Artistic and Professional Experience in
2001-present - Sculptor and creator
of artistic wall installations using Papier Mache
and scrap materials; Paid employee and volunteer,
working with people with special needs; Created,
led, personally designed, conducted and carried out
the following projects:
Pillars in Tse'elim Junior High School,
Eilat. Project's design was based on
fairy tales. Conducted with student participation.
Recycling center, lobby of Tse'elim Junior High School, Eilat - conducted with
Entrance and internal wall, The
Ecological Dome, Eilat. Work's theme was
"the sea" and it included creations from
community workshop activity.
Courtyard, Tsabar Nursery School, Eilat. A one year weekly project involving design and
with the collaboration of staff and the preschoolers.
Full Interior design, Shani Nursery School, Eilat.
Recycling center, Coliere Community Center, Eilat. Work comprised an
message board along with bins for the collection of used paper, cans,
and batteries - Under the Department of Environmental
Protection, Eilat Municipality and the Eilot Regional Council.
Underwater scene in show window,
beach, Israel Society for the Protection of
Nature, Eilat. Work made from scrap material
and Papier mache. Conducted with community participation. Carried out
with the support and participation of the Department of Environmental Protection, the
Eilat Municipality, and the Eilot Regional Council.
Decorative Wall and recycling center,
Kibbutz Qetura. Work carried out with student
Decorative Wall in entrance to
the communal dining room, Kibbutz Grofit. Project
initiated to mark the 40th anniversary of
the kibbutz. Work carried out together with
artists of the kibbutz.
3 Entrances to kids clubs,
Kibbutz Yotveta. Work comprised the design and
decoration of 3 entrances using Papier mache.
Carried out with the participation of kibbutz
Decorated wall that includes a
recycling center, Community Center, Eilot Regional Council.
Work carried out with children's involvement
as part of a community
Wall and recycling corner, Shitim Regional School,
Arava Regional Council. Coordinator: Orit Dunsky.
Professional Teaching Experience in Israel:
Years 2001 – 2008:
3 years as an assistant
in the Oz nursery school for children with autism
and communication challenges. Teacher: Lucy Weiss. Department
of Education, Eilat Municipality.
Assistant in day-care program
for Childhood Development, Special Education, Department of
Education, Eilat Municipality (2 years).
Instructor in Shoshan Tsahor center for retarded
and Down syndrome children; sponsored by the Na'amat organization (1 year).
Classroom assistant as well as an instructor in Papier mache
project for special education program, Urim High school, Department
of Education, Eilat Municipality (1 year).
Weekly Papier mache project with
school children grades 1–6 with special needs,
Eilat (1 year).
3 years as instructor and
facilitator for the Art of Recycling — part of a neighborhood's rehabilitation project in Eilat.
Volunteered as a group instructor
in the art of Papier
mache at Bet Asi, Enosh and AKIM (NGOs for people with special needs),
Eilat (1 year).
Nursery and primary school activities
instructor in summer camps for special-education
children, Department of Education and Karev Foundation, Eilat.
"In Zeevic's back yard" — free workshop in Papier
mache, provided to various groups in the community, such as nursery-school
teachers, children and adults with special needs,
and more. Self-managed and self-financed
nose" - meetings with nursery-school children as
an artist, Karev Foundation, Eilat. Coordinator: Oranit Goldshtein.
Instructor for groups of gifted
children in the art of Papier mache
and environmental values, Karev Foundation, Eilat. Coordinator: Oranit Goldshtein.
Instructor of many workshops for
teachers, nursery-school teachers, assistants, and afternoon-care staff— activities and teaching
techniques in Papier mache, the Department for
and the Eilat Municipality.
Manager of activity stalls at
fairs, local promenades, and holiday festivities teaching
Papier mache, Eilat Municipality and community centers.
Likewise, I have been involved in the community activities in the region,
such as Earth Day, Parents
Day, and Children Day etc.
Presently, twice a week, I teach Papier mache and environmental
values in the Ma'aleh Shaharoot Regional School, Yotvata
Elementary School, and Yotvata Junior High School,
with emphasis on special-needs students, Eilot
Regional Council and Karev Foundation.
Weekly group instructor in Papier
mache art - Club for the Elderly, Welfare
Department, Eilot Municipality. This activity still takes
Workshop for all managers of
community centers in the Southern District; Later
designed a decorative wall in the Be'er Sheva Community Center, incorporating works created
in the workshop. Coordinator: Batya
Cohen, Community Center Manager, Eilot Regional Council.
Biweekly volunteering project's instructor for children
of Sudanese refugees, in the Eilot resort
Experience in working with People
with AIDS - Israel:
1992–2000 - Nursing aid and volunteer in homes
of people living with AIDS. This comprised
Kaplan Hospital, Neve Or Institute. Director: Professor
Zvi Bentwich. Worked for 3 years in
the institute and in the out-patient
clinics of the institute; Job included social
massages, home visits, taking blood samples, sanitaria,
follow-up on hospitalized individuals, and more.
4 years of work as an orderly in the AIDS
hospice at Sheeba Hospital, Tel HaShomer Hospital Complex. Head nurse: Ofra
7 years work as a trainer and coordinator of the AIDS buddies volunteer program of
the Israeli AIDS Tax Force, Tel Aviv
2004 - Group exhibition organized by
the National Organization of Paper Arts, HaKfar
Gallery, Ein Hod.
2004 - Group exhibition, Princess Hotel,
2005 - Group exhibition, Altrantiv Gallery, Jaffa.
2005 - Group exhibition marking International Women's Day, HaBammah Center, Ganei Tikva.
2006 - Group exhibition, Einav Center,
2006-2007 - Solo and group
2007 - Solo exhibition, titled ''Kshhmlakhim…" (When angels… ), Regional Gallery
Yotvata Community Center. Within the framework of
the exhibition, I conducted workshops on the creation of Papier mache art.
2007 - Group exhibition, Ecological Dome,
2007 - Solo exhibition of Papier
mache and creative workshops on Papier mache,
Sapir Regional Council.
1975–1978 - Mandatory army service, IDF.
1975 - Graduated Ort Singalovski High
School, Tel Aviv, Israel.