Israel

Yeruham Local Council

National Network
Israel
Address

POB 1
Yeruham 80500
Israel

Telephone
08-6598202 / 201
Fax
08-6598206
E-Mail
mraz.yeruham@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
talyeruham@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
052-7468696
Organisation Type
Local/Regional Authority
Year of Establishment
1951
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Heritage
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Religion
  8. Youth and education
General Information
Yeruham is one of the first development towns in Israel. Over the years settlers came from many different countries and varied interest groups also settled in the town. Yerucham is on a stride forward with social and business initiatives.  Still the city has a 14% unemployment rate and one third of its population relies on the council's welfare services. The Yerucham council highly prioritizes projects aimed at improving the situation of these families by providing the opportunities for adults and children to get out of the vicious circle of poverty and welfare. Budgetary resources include Government funding, self income and philanthropy. The current Mayor was re-elected  for a second term in November 2014.
Mission and Objectives

The Yerucham council has set out five overriding principles to ensure the city’s continued growth and advancement: 1. Putting Education First: 2. Advancing Young Adults  3. Encouraging environmental awareness and conservation in Yeruham, also to promote tourism projects: 4. Economic Development: 5. Pushing it forward – from poverty to security: 

Main Projects / Activities

The Yeruham city council, together with Yeruham based NGO's, implements many projects promoting its above mentioned principles. 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

 In the past decade Yeruham has picked up from being a dilapidated developement town to a town bustling with social and buisness initiatives. It is also a town coping with extremely high rates of families on welfare. Yet, coping is the word, Yeruham is inveting in this families from infants to adults, in an effort to promote their situation.
Thus, Yeruham representatives can share their knowledge and experience in all of the above mentioned aspects.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We want to join ALF because we would like to learn from others' knowledge and experiences and find suitable partners for social and biusness initiatives. 

Contact (1) Full Name
Merav Raz
Job Title
Resources Developement
Head of the organisation
Mayor Michael Biton
Contact (2) Full Name
Tal Ohana
Job Title (2)
Deputy Mayor

72 Hour Urban Action

National Network
Israel
Address

70 Hayarkon St.
Tel-Aviv-Jaffa
Israel

Telephone
+972-54- 4808438
Telephone (other)
+972-54-7710953
Fax
+972-3-5168959
E-Mail
gillyk@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
keremjh@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
gilly@72hoururbanaction.com
E-Mail (4)
kerem@72hoururbanaction.com
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
72 Hour Urban Action is the founding body of the world's first real-time architecture competition. The inaugural event took place during the Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Architecture in 2010 to much acclaimed success. The event and network of professionals are ran by co-directors Arch. Kerem Halbrecht and Cultural Planner Gilly Karjevsky. Events are funded on a local level and per need by local government. The event drew 122 participants from 20 countries and created a vast network of like-minded urban dwellers with a passion for action.
Mission and Objectives

Beyond the production of our core event we are travelling to partner cities during 2011 to hold a series of talks, workshops and meetings that present the project and its subversive mode of urban action. Projects values and issues are discussed in an open debate about the potential of this competition. These values have been established through a unique international network of architects and designers committed to research and challenge the main goals in the heart of the event:
Encourage affirmative action in space.
Motivate independent urban entrepreneurship.
Change public perception towards public space.
Redefine the relationship between local government, local residents and the general public.

Main Projects / Activities

72 Hour Urban Action is a rapid architecture and design festival. Under the constraints of a tight schedule, limited budget and a defined site selected teams are given three days and nights to design and build projects in the public realm, in response to local needs.
72 Hour Urban Action's inaugural event took place at the 2010 Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism and was sponsored by the city of Bat-Yam. 122 participants from 19 countries arrived at their own expense to the city of Bat-Yam to work and create projects in collaboration with local authority and residents. The event got international exposure in various media and was celebrated on the pages of the New-York Times.

Contact (1) Full Name
Gilly Karjevsky
Contact (2) Full Name
Kerem Halbrecht

7amleh - Arab Center for the Development of Social Media

National Network
Israel
Address

PO Box 99604
Haifa 31996
Israel

Telephone
+972 (0) 48523035
E-Mail
7amleh@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
7amleh.intern@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2013
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
  2. Media
General Information
Structure: 7amleh has 7 board members, 3 steering committee members and 2 project co-ordinators. Previous partners include Adalah, Baladna, Palestine Vision, Sikkuy and Kayan.  Budgetary Resources: Approx 50000 EUR Sources of Funding: 7amleh has previously received funding from the European Union, Sparkplug, and a private donor.  Modalities of Action: Social media training courses, social media awareness campaigns  Main Partners: 7amleh does not have a single main partner but works with other organisations when it is beneficial to the project. However, 7amleh has worked closely with Baladna on a number of social media campaigns. 
Mission and Objectives

 7amleh is a professional Palestinian center, established in 2013, that believes that social media is powerful and influential tool for enacting social reform. We utilise the influential possibilities of social media and train the current generation of Palestinian activists to use social media effectively to challenge the status quo of discrimination, marginalisation and dispossession. We operate as partners with local Palestinian civil society activists seeking to promote dialogue about Palestine via alternative media channels, enabling Palestinians to advocate for themselves and their community.

Main Projects / Activities

- Social Media Training Courses: 7amleh holds social media training courses for Palestinian active citizens/citizen journalists in Israel, the West Bank and most recently the Gaza Strip. These courses are designed to empower Palestinians to advocate and campaign for themselves and their communities using social media platforms such as YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo and Facebook, among others.
- Social Media Awareness Campaigns: 7amleh produces campaigns on issues affecting Palestinian society in Israel, in conjunction with other NGOs. Videos on the topics of house demolitions, gendered violence and the importance of knowing your rights under arrest and investigation, among others, have been produced. 
-Lam Shamel: 7amleh is currently seeking funding for this project, which is a website which will act as an online community for Palestinian active citizens/citizen journalists. Work produced from the social media training courses will be hosted on the site, and it is believed that this will encourage a culture of dialogue and tolerance in these communities. 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

7amleh brings expertise in social media to the Network, which can wil be very beneficial in terms of capacity-building for the Network. 7amleh will raise the profile and capacity of the Network's civil society organisations in the field of social media, which is integral to success in the new age of technology. Social media offers the perfect channel through which to conduct campaigns, due to the established and growing popularity of this form of communication and the ease and speed with which information can be shared, reaching people who may not otherwise have engaged with civil society. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

As a new organisation, joining the ALF Network will allow 7amleh to network with potential partners, and to improve our capacities.
It also gives us an opportunity to spread the word about 7amleh and our work in civil society. 

Contact (1) Full Name
Minem Maarouf
Job Title
Board Member
Head of the organisation
Nadim Nashif

7amleh- Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

National Network
Israel
Address

18 Habankim Street
Haifa 31996
Israel

Telephone
00972 48523035
E-Mail
7amleh@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2013
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. Media
General Information
 7amleh is a professional Palestinian social media center, dedicated to improving the skills and capacities  of Palestinian civil society in this field. 7amleh provides training to individuals and community-based groups on the skills and methodologies of social media activism, as well as focusing on creating and supporting grassroots media campaigns which aim to raise social awareness and political . consciousness of disenfranchised and marginalised groups. We aim to utilize the influential possibilities of social mediaas a powerful platform in enacting a positive social change.
Mission and Objectives

The establishment of 7amleh was driven by the necessity to raise the profile and capacity of online Palestinian advocacy, both in terms of raising awareness of Palestinian issues to an international audience, but also among Palestinians themselves. Social media offers the perfect channel through which to conduct grassroots advocacy campaigns, due to both the established and growing popularity of social media around the world, particularly with young people, and the ease and speed with which information can be shared, reaching people who may not otherwise have been engaged with the subject.
Goals
- Provide Palestinians with a professional center for new and social media
- Offer social media trainings for groups working towards positive social change
- Create and run innovative media campaigns to raise the  political awareness both among Palestinians and the international community.

Main Projects / Activities

Activities
- Advocacy: aimed at an international audience in order to to raise the profile of Palestinians and their issues in an attempt to address the lack of knowledge, news and information of Palestinians from both sides of the Green Line and the diaspora. Our advocacy seeks to challenge preconceptions and stereotypes, providing insights into the political issues and cultural lives which comprise the  Palestinian reality.
- Campaigns: targeting Palestinians, especially those inside Israel, is an important part of the center’s work. These campaigns focus on social as well as political problems facing the Palestinian community inside Israel, including issues such as violence, sectarianism and identity issues.
-Training sessions: providing Palestinian civil society with professional, specialised staff in the field of alternative and social media. Training sessions aim to impart the latest skills and strategies for online advocacy, creating campaign materials and short film production. Training sessions are  available to all Arab civil society groups working for positive change.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

7amleh  will contribute to the network by supporting links and sharing ideas with linkemind organizations about social media activism, social changes, advocacy, human rights and training capacities. We are looking forward to developing further our operational capacity in the years ahead.It is in this,  we believe that your supportn and collaboration would benefit us in developing diverse competencies to be used in our region. Furthermore, we would like to offer sustainable support to the other NGOs in terms of cooperation, ideas and suggestions on how to develop and promote projects as well as to stregnten future cooperations and chances for our organization and our tagret group. 
 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

7amleh would be glad to join the ALF Network to have the opportunity to collaborate with the region-wide network of the organizations connected with Anna Lindh Foundation. We do believe that this represents a priceless opportunity to  contribute to the improvement of the skills and capacities of Palestinian civil society in social media advocacy. Joining the network could represent an  influential platform to raise the capacity of online Palestinian advocacy, both in terms of raising awareness about human rights of Palestinian issues to an international audience, but also among Palestinians themselves. 

Contact (1) Full Name
Nadim Nashif
Job Title
Director
Head of the organisation
Nadim Nashif

A New Dawn in the Negev

National Network
Israel
Address

PO Box 150
Neighborhood 17 Home 112
Rahat 85357
Israel

Telephone
(+972) 052-865-5737
E-Mail
jamal@anewdawninthenegev.org
E-Mail (2)
idit@anewdawninthenegev.org
E-Mail (3)
shlomit@anewdawninthenegev.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2009
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information
A New Dawn in the Negev has two co-directors, Jamal Alkirnawi and Shlomit Somech Lehmann, responsible for oversight and operations of the organization as a whole. Our board is composed of six members, both Bedouin and Jewish. Employees include: A Secretary; Director of International Programs; 3 Youth Program employees; 2 music teachers; Sarab Program Coordinator; Director of Educational/Social Tourism; a translator; and over 45 volunteers each year, both international and local, they are an indispensable component of our organization. Our modalities of action include concrete projects and activities, please see main projects/activities for more information. Major funding sources in 2016 included: The Arison Foundation; The Porticus Foundation; The New Israel Fund. Main partners in activities include: Al-Salam School; Be'er Sheva Music Conservatory; Al-Najak School; UK Trusthouse; Merchavim; KIbbutz Kramim.
Mission and Objectives

The founding principles of the organization are peace, multiculturalism, social responsibility, equality, mutual respect, and cooperation. The code of ethics helps those active in the organization to act according to the goals and values that they have established, especially regarding weakened populations such as the Bedouin population in the Negev. The organization's activists are motivated by feelings of responsibility towards this population.

A New Dawn in the Negev is an Arab-Jewish community development organization based in Rahat, Israel. A New Dawn believes that education, employment, and leadership are the key elements helping youth and young adults rise out of poverty to become active, engaged citizens in civil society. As a community-based organization, A New Dawn in the Negev is intrinsically attuned to the challenges and opportunities of Bedouin society from the grassroots level. The Bedouin community of Israel's Negev is a marginalized, indigenous population with low socioeconomic resources, both in relation to Israel's mainstream population and its Arab non-Bedouin counterparts. Rahat is the largest Bedouin community in Israel and its only Bedouin city. With a population of 80,000, 66% of whom are estimated to be under the age of 18 and 80% under age 30, meaningful tools for leadership development and social engagement are of paramount importance to community development.
Our mission is to bring about equal opportunity and high standards in education in Bedouin society in the Negev by planting seeds of creativity, self-development and empowerment. We wish to afford the youth of the community the prerogative of fulfilling themselves in order to assure Bedouin society a responsible and principled leadership.
Our goals are to: 
- Create an equality of standards in the area of formal and informal education
- Break the social isolation of Bedouin youth
- Provide tools and life skills to promote integration into Israeli and international society
- Develop ahealthy sense of identity
- Cultivate Bedouin culture as a resource for growth from a multicultural standpoint
- Imbue both the Bedouin and the Jewish communities with the values of peace, mutual respect and responsibility
Fundamental principles:
Tolerance and peace:  “Don't say the day will come, bring the day” (Yaakov Rotblit, Song for Peace) We believe that peace and tolerance among sectors of Israeli society will not arrive by themselves. Therefore we see its advancement between the Bedouin and Jewish societies in the Negev as a top priority and see ourselves as obligated to endow the values of peace and tolerance amongst us, in order to allow ourselves to see the other.
Mutual respect:  “There shall be no violation of the life, body or dignity of any person as such..All persons are entitled to protection of their life, body and dignity.“ (Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty , 1992) We believe in the actualization of the value of human dignity and are committed  to protecting basic human rights out of the recognition that human beings are born free and equal. At the same time, we act out of sensitivity and respect for the cultural and religious differences of man.
Multiculturalism:  Human beings are naturally varied. Even within one nation, there are a variety of people who come from different cultural backgrounds. When a person is aware of his cultural background and seeks to cultivate it, he has something to offer the society in which he lives. Through this offering, multiculturalism is achieved, thus allowing people to broaden their horizons.
Cooperation and coordination: We see cooperation, coordination and pooling of resources between organizations as a necessary condition for efficient action and a basis for maximizing abilities under conditions of lack of resources. We are committed to cooperation with other organizations operating within the sphere of our work.
Social responsibility: We operate out of social responsibility and a commitment to the needs of the Bedouin population while advancing values of mutual responsibility, giving, intervention and social solidarity. Therefore, we are committed to identifying the crucial, authentic societal needs required for the advancement of Bedouin society, and to develop services and provide a response that is suited both to its needs and to the abilities and the goals of the organization.
Integrity: We are committed to integrity, good governance , reliable reporting, transparency and avoidance of conflict of interest. We operate with truth and integrity and make the information on our administration, activities and use of donor funds accessible to the general public,with full transparency. We act clearly according to the regulations and goals of the organization, as defined by law, with no intent to profit.
Professionalism and efficiency: We are committed to administer our various activities with professionalism, with openness to inspection and critique and with the hope for constant efficiency. We do this in order to maximize our resources for the mission of the organization within the Bedouin population. Therefore, we act out of professional considerations only and are committed to use the resources of the organization in a professional and effective manner. We continually review our methods of conducting our activities in order to streamline them and operate in an optimal manner.
Equality: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. ..Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN, 1948)
We are committed to implement the spirit of these words for the population with which we work in an equal manner without regard to religion, race, gender, nationality, sexual or gender orientation and according to the standards that we have set, with an awareness and respect of cultural differences.

Main Projects / Activities

Since 2009, A New Dawn in the Negev's programs have included:
• After School English Program: Volunteers from around the world join the Bedouin High School students of Alnajak High School once a week in the new English center to bring fun and educational enrichment programs to the at risk population. This program is of huge benefit to the participants: it is not only a means to achieving better test results in English, but also serves as a holistic approach to cultural exchange and reflection.
• Bedouin Digital Culture Center: A digital initiative funded by the UK Trusthouse Foundation. The goal of this project is to explore the transition of Bedouin society from a traditional semi-nomadic way of life into the 21st century. This project is also designed to be a practical project through which students can learn documentary skills and video editing with the hope of integrating this program as a component to the After-School English Enrichment Program.
• Sarab: Strings of Change: Sarab (“Oasis” in Arabic) strives to change the bleak social reality of the Bedouins of the Negev by providing quality music education, starting with children in elementary schools. Omer Meir Welber, a regular guest conductor at the Israeli Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, and at La Fenice Venice, and who serves as the Music Director of the Raanana Symphony Orchestra, is the heart of the program and provides it with its vision.
• Shared Society Project: In partnership with Merchavim, in 2015 A New Dawn and Kibbutz Kramim launched a joint forum to promote coexistence. This forum comprises of municipality officials and community leaders from the Kibbutz and Rahat. The forum members are committed and passionate about developing a better future for both Jews and Bedouins in the Negev region.  The forum’s goal in 2016 is to launch joint projects and programs. The forum currently has 40 participants, with an equal number of Jewish and Bedouin members.
• German Youth Exchange Program: Aims to understand discrimination in the context of the past and the present, and empowers students to serve as advocates against discrimination. Students from Germany come to Rahat, and students from Rahat travel to Germany: living together, traveling together, and getting to know one another on a deeper level while exploring the other's culture and historical context.
• Youth at Risk Employment Training Program: One of our most successful programs to date, this project directs youth 15-18 years of age towards empowering opportunities for growth, through long-term employment training. Training is provided in computer literacy, business computing, smartphone repair, as well as in entry level training for medical careers. Essential soft skills are also emphasized, such as professional level Hebrew, presentation skills, and public speaking to improve their confidence and sense of professionalism. 50-70% of program graduates are enrolled in further education, and are on a path to successfully integrating into Israeli society. Over 200 youths have participated in this program over the past three years.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As an organization deeply committed to the same values, which include the promotion of inter-cultural dialogue, we hope to contribute to the network by finding new connections and new partners, for mutually beneficial dialogue and actions. We have a large network of friends and associates with whom we would also be glad to bring to the table.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

One of our founding principles includes " We see cooperation, coordination and pooling of resources between organizations as a necessary condition for efficient action and a basis for maximizing abilities under conditions of lack of resources. We are committed to cooperation with other organizations operating within the sphere of our work."
We firmly believe in the power of networking. Without our network, we would be much more limited in the scope of our activities. We currently collaborate and maintain ongoing relationships with several partners (including the Municipality of Rahat, the Ministry of Education, Europeans for Peace, and many others). We believe that there is no such thing as a network that is too big, and only positive oucomes can come from exploring different collaborations. We would be honored to become a part of a network that shares such similar values and ideals.

Contact (1) Full Name
Jamal Alkirnawi
Job Title
Founder and Co-Director
Head of the organisation
Jamal Alkirnawi
Contact (2) Full Name
Shlomit Somech Lehmann
Job Title (2)
Co-Director

A New Dawn in the Negev

National Network
Israel
Address

PO Box 150
Neighborhood 17, Home 112
Rahat 85357
Israel

Telephone
(+972) 052-865-5737
E-Mail
jamal@anewdawninthenegev.org
E-Mail (2)
mamadeetel@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
shlomit@anewdawninthenegev.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2009
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Others
  3. Youth and education
General Information
A New Dawn in the Negev has two co-directors, Jamal Alkirnawi and Shlomit Somech Lehmann, responsible for oversight and operations of the organization as a whole. Our board is composed of six members, both Bedouin and Jewish. Employees include: A Secretary; Director of International Programs; 3 Youth Program employees; 2 music teachers; Sarab Program Coordinator; Director of Educational/Social Tourism; a translator; and over 45 volunteers each year, both international and local, they are an indispensable component of our organization. Our modalities of action include concrete projects and activities, please see main projects/activities for more information. Budgetary resources/year: Major funding sources in 2016 included: The Arison Foundation; The Porticus Foundation; The New Israel Fund. Main partners in activities include: Al-Salam School; Be'er Sheva Music Conservatory; Al-Najak School; UK Trusthouse; Merchavim; KIbbutz Kramim.
Mission and Objectives

Founded in 2009, A New Dawn in the Negev is an Arab-Jewish community development organization based in Rahat, Israel. As a community-based organization, we are inherently attuned to the myriad challenges facing the Bedouin society, which include extreme poverty - the Negev Bedouin represent the lowest socioeconomic group in Israel - and social and cultural isolation, especially amongst the youth. We believe that facing these challenges at a grassroots level through education, employment, and leadership training represent the key elements for helping Bedouin youth and young adults rise out of poverty to become active, engaged citizens.
Our objectives are to:
- Create an equal standard with regards to both formal and informal education
- Break the social isolation of Bedouin youth, who exist on the periphery of a periphery
- Provide Bedouin youth with tools and life skills to facilitate integration into Israeli society
- Develop a healthy sense of personal identity
- Preserve and nurture Bedouin culture as source of pride and heritage
- Imbue the both the Jewish and Bedouin communities with the values of peace, mutual respect and responsibility

Main Projects / Activities

A New Dawn in the Negev's programs include:
• After School English Program: Volunteers from around the world join the Bedouin High School students of Alnajak High School once a week in the new English center to bring fun and educational enrichment programs to the at risk population. This program is of huge benefit to the participants: it is not only a means to achieving better test results in English, but also serves as a holistic approach to cultural exchange and reflection.
• Bedouin Digital Culture Center: A digital initiative funded by the UK Trusthouse Foundation. The goal of this project is to explore the transition of Bedouin society from a traditional semi-nomadic way of life into the 21st century. This project is also designed to be a practical project through which students can learn documentary skills and video editing with the hope of integrating this program as a component to the After-School English Enrichment Program.
• Sarab: Strings of Change: Sarab (“Oasis” in Arabic) strives to change the bleak social reality of the Bedouins of the Negev by providing quality music education, starting with children in elementary schools. Omer Meir Welber, a regular guest conductor at the Israeli Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, and at La Fenice Venice, and who serves as the Music Director of the Raanana Symphony Orchestra, is the heart of the program and provides it with its vision.
• Shared Society Project: In partnership with Merchavim, in 2015 A New Dawn and Kibbutz Kramim launched a joint forum to promote coexistence. This forum comprises of municipality officials and community leaders from the Kibbutz and Rahat. The forum members are committed and passionate about developing a better future for both Jews and Bedouins in the Negev region.  The forum’s goal in 2016 is to launch joint projects and programs. The forum currently has 40 participants, with an equal number of Jewish and Bedouin members.
• German Youth Exchange Program: Aims to understand discrimination in the context of the past and the present, and empowers students to serve as advocates against discrimination. Students from Germany come to Rahat, and students from Rahat travel to Germany: living together, traveling together, and getting to know one another on a deeper level while exploring the other's culture and historical context.
• Youth at Risk Employment Training Program: One of our most successful programs to date, this project directs youth 15-18 years of age towards empowering opportunities for growth, through long-term employment training. Training is provided in computer literacy, business computing, smartphone repair, as well as in entry level training for medical careers. Essential soft skills are also emphasized, such as professional level Hebrew, presentation skills, and public speaking to improve their confidence and sense of professionalism. 50-70% of program graduates are enrolled in further education, and are on a path to successfully integrating into Israeli society. Over 200 youths have participated in this program over the past three years.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As a Bedouin-Jewish co-existence group whose focus is on leadership training, education, and empowerment of youth and communities, we see an enormous potential for collaboration and are interested in further exploring the already-existant network of organizations who share common values.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

A New Dawn in the Negev is interested in facilitating the development and implementation of Common Actions among member organisations or across Networks. As a Bedouin-Jewish co-existence group whose focus is on leadership training, education, and empowerment of youth and communities, we see an enormous potential for collaboration and are interested in further exploring the already-existant network of organizations who share common values. 

Contact (1) Full Name
Jamal Alkirnawi
Job Title
Founder and Director
Head of the organisation
Jamal Alkirnawi
Contact (2) Full Name
Shlomit Somech Lehmann
Job Title (2)
Co-Director

A.M.A.L. - Spoken Arabic for All

National Network
Israel
Address

Yehuda Hanasi 14/10 Tel-Aviv Israel 69200
Tel-Aviv
Israel

Telephone
+972-3-643-0418
Fax
+972-3-6426798
E-Mail
amal.bc.perach@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
ishmaelbi@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
nogazohar@gmail.com
E-Mail (4)
Roi.zilber@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+972-50-777-2002
Mobile Phone (other)
+972-54-833-9449
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information
A.M.A.L. is the Hebrew acronym for "Spoken Arabic for all". The A.M.A.L. program was conceived in the framework of the British Council's "Intercultural Navigators" program and is co-sponsored by "Perach" (Israel's national mentoring program) and The British Council of Israel. Arab students taking part in the project teach spoken Arabic and Arab culture in Jewish elementary schools. The students receive a scholarship and the 4 directors are volunteers. The above mentioned organizations have already contributed over 9,000$ to the funding of the program.
Mission and Objectives

Our vision is a more tolerant and open minded Israeli society in which the popularly accepted equation, Arabic=Arabs=terrorists, is replaced by a new equation, Arabic=Arabs=human beings. In this case, the human beings are regular everyday Arab students, future doctors, lawyers and engineers, reaching out to young Israeli Jews, with the hope of changing perceptions and stereotypes.

Main Projects / Activities

Training of the students, weekly lessons in the school, special extracurricular intercultural activities, inter faith and inter-community activities and involvement of teachers/parents.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ishmael Ben-Israel
Head of the organisation
Ishmael Ben-Israel
Contact (2) Full Name
Noga Zohar

Achva Academic College

National Network
Israel
Address

Achva Academic College
M.P. Shikmim 79800
Israel

Telephone
08-858-8001
E-Mail
xxx@xxx.ac.il
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
2000
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
Achva Academic College advocates and practices multiculturalism among the diverse population groups in Israeli society. The college has approx. 3500 students, representing various ethnic and religious groups in its vicinity in the northern Negev.  Student tuition and government funding for higher education are the college's main sources of income.  Further information is available on our website and by contacting us directly. 
Mission and Objectives

Our mission includes making higher education accessible to the population in the vicinity of the college at the northern tip of the Negev.
We have a School of Education and a School of Sciences. We grant bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as teaching certificates. The college also provides continuing education courses. 
Faculty engage in research in their fields and in cooperation with researchers at other institutions.

Main Projects / Activities

Academic - teaching and research.
Students also gain experience in the field as part of their academic education. 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We can conceivably host a meeting.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like to know about opportunities to cooperate and conduct joint projects with academic institutions in the network.

Contact (1) Full Name
Harriet Gimpel
Job Title
Director of Resource Development
Head of the organisation
Prof. Shosh Arad

ActiveVision

National Network
Israel
Address

BAIT HADASH 7 TEL AVIV - Israel
TEL AVIV
Israel

Telephone
+972-50-7630636
Telephone (other)
+972-3-6763431; +97252-3541456
E-Mail
carmiashboren@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
kerenshayo@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
972-50-7630636
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Human rights
  3. Youth and education
General Information
ActiveVision is registered as a not-for-profit organization. It is backed up by prominent artists and academics. A five members' voluntary board of directors leads 4 part time employees, freelance artists-tutors and a large body of volunteers and interns. Its project oriented budget (€35,000 in 2009) comes from foundations, private donors, partner refugee aid organizations, small independent income and inkind contributions by artists, art schools, community and municipal bodies. We develop and implement art/media workshops and courses, The projects are co-developed with the participants. The materials are created and fully produced by the participants with our professional input and guidance. The outcomes are the basis for public address. Street and gallery exhibitions, DVD's, lectures, awareness campaigns. Among our partners: Amnesty International Israel, The open University, Tel Aviv Municipality, Holon Digital Art Center, Guttman Museum, ASAF Refugee Aid, Minshar Art School, Shapira Community Center, Ruido Photo Barcelona, ActiveStills association and others.
Mission and Objectives

ActiveVision brings to the front stage those who are usually pushed to the margin, the faceless and the nameless. With those who usually act on the passive side of the frame in our society.
ActiveVision was created by a group of visual and documentary artists and photojournalists, sharing the belief in the power of the visual image in creating consciousness and change, of mobilizing social changes via art.
There is a very strong inflow of refugees from Africa into Europe and the Mediterranean. the largest group comes from Darfur. Many of these refugees are youth under 18. We need to create a space for them for expression, free exchange of information, a space for public discourse. Art and media should be harnessed to the well-being and development of the refugee youth and provide them with tools and training. This will contribute to community rehabilitation and promote an essential dialogue in society.

Main Projects / Activities

Under the title of TLV ASYLUM CITY, Activevision offers art/media workshops and courses, using stills photography, video and film making, music and radio, internet, blogs and journalism. The projects are co-developed with the participants, designed to train them, provide knowledge, experience and joy, produce viable materials and strengthen the participants and their community. The products include texts, photographs, personal videos, musical video clips, a printed magazine, website. The materials are created, developed, written, directed, edited and produced by the participants with our professional tuition and guidance. The outcomes are the basis for public address, street exhibitions, lectures and conferences, awareness campaigns.

Contact (1) Full Name
Mr. Carmi Ashboren
Head of the organisation
Ms. Sharon Horodi, chair
Contact (2) Full Name
Keren Shayo