Volunteer in the Bedouin communities of Israel promoting coexistence, peace and education through English. Take part in different programs and initiatives throughout the Bedouin city of Rahat including working in schools, with at-risk youth, students from unrecognized villages and women's groups. Get hands-on experience in the non-profit that builds and launches many of Rahat's social programs, A New Dawn in the Negev
. Receive professional teacher training and project mentor-ship, take Arabic and Hebrew language courses, attend seminars, as well as meet and work alongside politicians, officials and professors.
During your fellowship you’ll get the chance to exchange culture with Bedouin youth and learn about their traditions. Immerse yourself in the Arabic and Hebrew language, spend the Jewish holidays or a Shabbat meal with a host family, visit sites holy to three major religions and experience the warmth of the Israel people and the beauty of the Jewish homeland. Live, learn and make a difference with other like minded global change makers while discovering yourself and Israel.
The Bedouin Coexistence Fellows is the only program that invites you into the Bedouin community and utilizes your background to build meaningful programs for Israel's youth. Open to all high level English speakers.
Subsidized in partnership with the Jewish Agency and the government of Israel eligible participants pay $3,300 or less, and the program covers, accommodations, activities, travel seminars, insurance and more for 4.5 months.