Jusidman Campus for Bedouin Leadershipֹ-
The world's first Bedouin youth village
Israel's Youth Village Model
Israeli youth villages accelerate education by immersing students in a supportive environment. Students live alongside staff, classmates, and older students, who serve as mentors and role models. Youth villages educate holistically, blending formal and informal education to nurture students' natural talents, foster their intellect, and promote healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development.
At the Desert Stars Youth Village, the students will develop self-confidence and life skills through a quality education that prepares them for the 21st century workplace. They will achieve fluency in Hebrew, develop effective communication skills, make friends from other tribes, and explore their identity as Bedouin Israelis.
The Desert Stars Youth Village will allow us to achieve our mission for a strong and egalitarian Israeli society. At the youth village, we will be able to create a transformative educational experience and reach many more promising students, ensuring a large, active, and effective network of Bedouin leaders.
After more than three years of planning, on April 11, 2022 we broke ground on the campus! Over 600 attended this historic milestone – Bedouins and Jews, government ministers, Knesset members, heads of local authorities and heads of tribes – all came together to support Desert Stars and the path we are creating. Infrastructure and earthworks were completed in February 2023.
Construction of the buildings began in August 2023, but halted in October due to the Iron Swords War. We expect to open our doors in 2025.
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