"A thriving Bedouin community that fulfills its potential and achieves full integration into wider Israeli society"
What We Want to Achieve
We want to obliterate the socioeconomic gap between the Negev Bedouins and the rest of the Israeli-Arab population. Once we achieve this goal, we will act to close the gaps between the Negev Bedouins and the general population in Israel. These are ambitious goals, but achieving them is the condition for ensuring that the Negev's diverse population continues to thrive. We must work relentlessly for this to happen.
There is great potential in effectively supporting the development of Negev Bedouin civil society; we intend to close the economic gaps by employing women and providing good career opportunities while improving education and life expectancy.
Achievements in these areas will complement and support the government's involvement in the Bedouin community, touching the lives of all its members, from infants to the elderly.
We hope that Yanabia enables the Negev Bedouins to succeed in core areas that have a tangible impact on life in their community. We look forward to seeing the rise of a unified Bedouin civil society with leaders worthy of trust and appreciation. These changes will also help the community leaders gain the government's trust and recognition, enabling the community to make informed decisions and use government resources effectively to further the Negev Bedouins' integration into wider Israeli society.
To kickstart our venture, we created a diverse steering team led by Dr. Muhammad Al-Nabari, with representatives from the Bedouin community, local social organizations, businesses, and former government officials previously involved in planning and decision-making. The team members have extensive experience working within the Bedouin community and have gained its trust. Furthermore, they are connected to both local and central governments.
After much deliberation, the team has mapped three areas of involvement for Yanabia. These areas have the greatest potential for effectively supporting the development of a Bedouin civil society in the Negev. These areas are: closing the economic gaps by employing women and providing good jobs and closing gaps in education and life expectancy. After thoroughly analyzing government decisions made in recent years, the team chose to focus its efforts on these areas. Achievements in these areas will complement and support the government's involvement in the Bedouin community, touching the lives of all its members, from infants to the elderly.