Art can help young people imagine a better future together. To facilitate a shared environment in which Bedouin and Jewish students interact and form social bonds, through art. The project wishes to cultivate educational excellence and skills among Bedouin students, and encourage them to consider attending Bezalel – Israel’s leading design school.
The triennial program will take place in Bezalel Excellence Center in Ofakim, where 15-20 promising high school students from nearby Bedouin communities will Work alongside Jewish students, engaging together, various artistic disciplines. We thus hope to diversify the student body at Bezalel Academy, make accessible academic studies to Negev-based Bedouin youth, bring closer Jewish and Bedouin students and, ultimately, increase beneficiaries’ chances for vocational integration in Israel’s mainstream society.