Our youth are building on a storied history and legacy of resilience and strength. It’s up to us to ensure they reach their full potential. A New Dawn exposes community youth to real-world, diverse, and hands-on opportunities to build confidence, leadership and career skills, and become champions for a shared tomorrow in the Negev and beyond.
Historically, the Arab Bedouin of the Negev were a nomadic people with over 90 tribes. These tribes built their lives in a migratory and independent fashion, largely across Saudi Arabia, Sinai, and Southern Israel.
Following the establishment of the State of Israel, the Bedouin became semi-sedentarized, and today 55% live in 11 recognized cities, such as Rahat, while others choose to live in unrecognized villages.