Granpuppet

Senior Citizens Create and Present Puppet Theater In Kindergartens
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Photography: Yoav Zoar

Photography: Yoav Zoar

Photography: Dor Kedmi

Photography: Dor Kedmi

The Granpuppet project selects senior citizens for a working group in which they acquire tools and experience to create puppet theater. Following the training period, the group puts on shows in neighborhood kindergartens.

Granpuppet promotes social integration of the elderly through service to the community and boosting of intergenerational connections. Their world of leisure pursuits and activities is broadened, and at the same time, neighborhood kindergarten children benefit from quality educational theater.

The project is based on cooperation between various bodies, including the community council, the regional welfare office, kindergartens and The Train Theater. Each brings its own expertise and the highest level of professionalism to provide the best service.

Granpuppet takes place in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Pajama Library, with the approval of the Director of Education at the Jerusalem Municipality and support from the Ted Arison Foundation and another anonymous foundation.

The project took place in the following Community Councils in Jerusalem: Ir Ganim & Ginot Ha’ir. Nowadays is held in Lev Hair.