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Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality
פורום דו-קיום בנגב לשוויון אזרחי
منتدى التعايش السلمي في النقب من أجل المساواة المدنية

NCF to the Ministry of Education Director General: Promote online learning services in Bedouin villages in the Naqab

01.04.2020

In cooperation with the Parents Committees from the Bedouin villages and several civil society organizations, NCF sent a letter to the Director General of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Samuel Abuhav, to request remote/online learning services in Bedouin communities in the Naqab

Today, in most of the Bedouin villages, both recognized and unrecognized, there is no adequate access to internet service and some of the villages are not even connected at all. Many of the villages in the Regional Councils have been denied connection to the national electricity grid. Bedouin families who have computers and online subscriptions are numbered, and the current crisis only deepened huge gaps in education, such as low rates of eligibility for high school diploma, low rates of eligibility for higher education, high dropout rates and more.

Therefore, online studies are extremely important for Bedouin students to realize the completion of the current school year, and in order to prevent massive dropout.

Photo: Sabrin Abu Kaf, NCF’s coordinator.

Demolitions

24-06-20 - Bīr al-Ḥamām, an unrecognized village located north of route 25. Two houses were demolished by authorities.

18-06-20 - az-Zarnūg, an unrecognized village located near the Bedouin township of Šgīb as-Salām (Segev Shalom). Two houses and one animal pen were demolished by authorities.

All Demolitions