Socio-economic development in the Arab-Bedouin society in the Negev has been one of AJEEC’s primary areas of concern since its establishment.
The state of the Arab-Bedouin society in the Negev and the transition processes it is undergoing, makes the community vulnerable and increasingly at risk from difficulties experienced by its members in all areas of life. The consequences of the situation prevents the ability of residents to secure proper health and education, integrate into employment, and function as active, contributing citizens.
AJEEC’s work in the field of community development is designed to help local communities promote growth and development processes based on the connection between the individual and community, cultural origins, communal capabilities, and shared power.
We believe that a community with a high sense of well-being can be made possible through a holistic approach that includes quality early childhood education, health and community resilience, as well as the promotion of employment opportunities for young women and men. In order to achieve this, we have developed unique solutions tailored to the health, resilience, and employment needs of Bedouin society, with an emphasis on parents and children.