Bedouin Girls Educational Empowerment



Bedouin students aspire to study and integrate into higher education, but are often forced by frustration and the lack of fair treatment by the teachers in the schools, we can also mention that they suffer from high rate of dropout from schools. In order to reduce this phenomenon, we developed an intensive year-long program to reduce the percentage of young girls and boys dropping out of school and help them and their parents understand, appreciate and adapt to the new role and status of women i

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The elderly Bedouin generation(lacking formal education and understanding of official systems) wishes their daughters to marry in early age, in addition to working or staying at home, instead of obtaining education outside the home. Consequently, illiteracy and school drop-out are increasing, as well as idleness and lack of pride of the youth. Furthermore, the Bedouin community has no formal and informal frameworks available for youth, no green spaces nor infrastructure for sport, and no library

How will this project solve this problem?

The pupils who will participate in the educational project will have two hours daily from Sunday through Thursday, during which they will receive help in their daily school homework and workshops in inter-communication, self-esteem and self-confidence and other workshops which can strengthen the students in aspect of personality and education. The participants will volunteer for the community.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project's long term goal is to improve the life of the Bedouin community in Taibeh. Increased education will help the younger generation to advance in society economically, socially, and politically. The program will change the attitudes of the community towards women and their place and role in society. The effect of improved academic achievements will change the attitudes of the Taibeh community towards the Bedouin minority.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Saeed Azbarga

Taibeh, Taibeh Israel

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