Shahar Hadash is a community based N.G.O. founded in 2009 by both Jewish and Bedouin residents of the Negev region of Israel. Consisting of specialists in the various fields of education, child psychology, community activism and business management, the founders of Shahar Hadash created this organization to advance educational and recreational activities for the children of the Negev, both Arab and Jewish alike.
This collaboration was inspired by the shared awareness from both communities that serious initiatives (in these specific areas) were of the utmost importance in order to reverse deteriorating standards in academic and social welfare in this marginalised region of Israel.Bringing together teachers from Bedouin schools, administrators from regional and national organisations, university professors as well as volunteers from abroad, Shahar Hadash incorporates the skills and specific knowledge base of multiple social spheres in order that the various needs of the Negev region are understood on all levels.
The organisation’s tiered system of governance allows for the volunteers to communicate with the regular staff on daily issues, and for the staff to consult with specific board members on more systemic concerns. In this way operational costs are kept at a minimum while input is properly targeted.
Youth, Bedouin, Jewish-Arab Relations, Civic Equality
30 November 2016
The German students, who had arrived in Israel two days before were still adapting to their surroundings and the presentation at Umm-al-Hiran appeared to unsettle them.
24 August 2016
A new initiative in Rahat, the largest Bedouin city in the Negev, is focused on getting locals to open their homes and kitchens to tourists. The driving force behind it is New Dawn in the Negev, an organization that promotes Jewish-Bedouin coexistence.
13 July 2016
As the academic year reaches its end, A New Dawn in the Negev marked a successful first year of the Israel teaching fellows programme in