AJEEC-NISPED ANNUAL REPORT 2017

A YEAR OF RENEWAL AND INNOVATION

Dear Friends,

During 2017, AJEEC-NISPED continued to follow its “tradition of innovation” by developing and launching new initiatives and finding creative ways to strengthen existing programs. When we see the positive impact of promoting equality, empowerment and cooperation in the Negev and beyond, we feel inspired by and proud of all of our participants, alumni, and beneficiaries, as well as our dedicated team members.

AJEEC-NISPED’s varied programs respond to the multifaceted challenges that the region faces in areas including Arab-Jewish Partnership, Education, Early Childhood, Health, and Economic and Community Development. The past year has brought a number of exciting new developments, including..

  • AJEEC-NISPED was honored as an official “Organization of Excellence” by the Ministry of Education’s Southern District.
  • The BridgeTech program won official recognition as the first Bedouin mechina program.
  • A second ambulance serving the unrecognized villages was commissioned, with the program now reaching 30,000 people.
  • Mubadra, a new social business, will provide guidance and advice for Bedouin municipalities as they navigate the opportunities provided by funding from government Decision 2397.

Looking into the future, we are excited to continue our mission, build new partnerships, and persevere in our mission to build a truly shared society with opportunity and respect for all.

Sincerely,
Kher Albaz   and Ariel Dloomy 

Co-Executive Directors

total beneficiaries
participants in the activities of the Youth Organization
volunteers
participants in gap years
employees
total beneficiaries
participants in the activities of the Youth Organization
volunteers
participants in gap years
employees

Arab-Jewish Partnership

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Arab-Jewish Gap Year

A joint year of learning and service for Arab and Jewish young people

Shared Society

Bringing together Arab and Jewish high school students and teachers

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alumni
participants
student participants
schools

Education

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Taliya

Preparing young Arab women for university and careers

Youth Organization

Engaging young people across the Arab- Bedouin community in the Negev and around the country

BridgeTech

A “school-to-employment” gap year for aspiring Bedouin hi-tech and industrial professionals

Generations Technology

Introducing Bedouin elementary school students and their parents to computer literacy

participants
cohorts
volunteers
participants
students reached by activities
participants
participants
communities

Early Childhood

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Parents as Partners

A nursery school program for Bedouin children of working mothers

AJEEC-on-Wheels

Bringing games and learning to marginalized Bedouin children

nurseries
children
children reached weekly

Health

Project COPE

An initiative to raise awareness of breast cancer in the Negev Bedouin community and to support survivors

Ambulance Service to the Unrecognized Villages

Emergency response in the most marginalized communities

Paramedic trainings

Giving Bedouin communities the knowledge and skills to respond to health emergencies

participants in support groups
women in awareness groups
people reached by the ambulance service
trainee paramedics
graduates of the paramedics’ course

Economic and Community Development

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Foundations for Women’s Success

Preparing Bedouin women to enter the workforce

El Hudaj Fitness Center

The first ever gym for women in the Bedouin community

Mubadra

Enhancing local governance in Bedouin communities

Bedouin participants in the Negev
Syrian participants in Montreal
members
participants in additional courses

Launched in November 2017, Mubadra is a social business that provides public administration consulting services for Bedouin municipalities in Israel’s Negev region

Middle East and International Departments

האדר מזרח תיכון ובינלאומי

Building bridges with our neighbors

2017 Sources of Income

2017 Allocation of Expenses

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