The Association for the Promotion of Bedouin Women’s Education in the Negev is an NGO established in 1997 by Arabs, Bedouin-Arabs, and Jews from the southern desert region of Israel, the Negev. Their dedicated mission is promoting general and higher education among Arab-Bedouin women. Education and integration within the academic world is a successful tool for improving the status of Bedouin women within their own community, as well as advancing their standing in Israeli society in general.
Every year, Alnuhud works with 1,000 Bedouin girls, boys and women, initiating programs in Beer-Sheva and the surrounding Bedouin villages, based on a humanistic, systematic approach. They offer support cycles, placing strong emphasis on matters of educational and academia, social-economy, culture, and general and personal identity.
In 1995 Ben Gurion University had one female Bedouin graduate. Since Alnuhud began operating and collaborating with our partners, there have been more than 700 graduates of institutions of higher education across the Negev. Alnuhud has given more than 440 scholarships to female Bedouin students and over 120 graduates of the Pre-Academic program were accepted to institutes of higher education.
Employment, Female Empowerment, Education