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..
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.
Kher Albaz and Ariel Dloomy
A joint year of learning and service for Arab and Jewish young people
Bringing together Arab and Jewish high school students and teachers
Preparing young Arab women for university and careers
Engaging young people across the Arab- Bedouin community in the Negev and around the country
A “school-to-employment” gap year for aspiring Bedouin hi-tech and industrial professionals
Introducing Bedouin elementary school students and their parents to computer literacy
A nursery school program for Bedouin children of working mothers
Bringing games and learning to marginalized Bedouin children
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
Giving Bedouin communities the knowledge and skills to respond to health emergencies
Foundations for Women’s Success
Preparing Bedouin women to enter the workforce
The first ever gym for women in the Bedouin community
Enhancing local governance in Bedouin communities
Building bridges with our neighbors