Give Disabled Bedouin Children a Chance

1. General Living Condition of Bedouin Children Today

The Bedouins are the indigenous people in the Negev Desert. They have lived for many centuries in tribal groups around Beer-Sheva, on the Sinai peninsula and in large areas of today's Jordan. As a military buffer to Egypt the state of Israel confiscated approximately 90% of the Bedouin settlement area and tried to make them settle down in permanent houses and towns.

Approximately two thirds of the nomads are now living in these settlements, but in poor conditions because the industrial working world and the Western lifestyle are unacceptable for most Bedouins due to their cultural traditions.

 

The others are not able to endure these changes and still live mainly without water and electricity in shacks scattered in small illegal tribal settlements in the desert.

The consequence is that especially the children and the women have to suffer from these conditions.

 

 

Part of the population is still living their traditional way of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Special Aid for Bedouin Children at Campus

Miriam and Mohamed are two of 4,000 disabled Bedouin children who need special support and special aid for their future.

These are offered by "Regional Campus for Education and Rehabilitation of Bedouin Children with Special Needs" in Tel Sheva.

 

 

Here, depending on the form of disability and individual needs, the Bedouin children are encouraged to live as independently as possible and to be prepared for a possible future profession.

 

 

In addition to school support a warm, trusting and intensive relationship between teachers, therapists, and supervisors is the basis of the educational work.

 

 

 

 

3. Support by Care for Kids

Working closely with parents and teachers, Care for Kids supports the procurement of aids and facilities, which allow the pupils more independence and communication at home in  the isolation of the desert and its inaccessibility.

 

Together with our Israeli partners, we currently improve  the living conditions of the 10 poorest Bedouin children. For instance, Miriam's family receives a photovoltaic system for their basic needs and a washroom facility for heavily-disabled girls. We would appreciate your financial support.

 

4. Your support

As this project is managed by a group of Israeli citizens and until today strongly supported, this campus for disabled children shows how apparently insurmountable cultural, social and religious antagonisms can be overcome, so that refugee flows can already be avoided in the country of origin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your donation will not only help to alleviate the material needs of disabled Bedouin children and to improve their prospects for the future, but at the same time support a  political peace project.

 

On request, we can show you how your donations have been used and which child has been promoted thanks to your support.

 

 

 

 

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