Desert Stars was established to foster a new leadership generation within the Bedouin society, a generation that will take responsibility for the creation of a better, more just and more equal society, and that will allow a more positive coexistence in the Negev. A leadership that will support the whole of the Bedouin society in the Negev, from all of the families and from all towns.
The Desert Stars NGO was founded in the year of 2012 by leading Arab and Jewish figures involved in education, business and social management, as a response to the need to empower, nurture, and develop young Bedouin leadership and to lead the Negev and the wider Israeli society towards a better future.
The belief that stands behind all their activity is that “Change must come from within”. Therefore, the founders of the association decided to create a long and thorough program that will act in the personal, collective, social and communal circles.
Focus Areas: Bedouin, Jewish-Arab Relations, Economic Development