RAWAD's Higher Education Fairs Bridge Gaps for Arab Students

RAWAD's Higher Education Fairs Bridge Gaps for Arab Students

May 5, 2016

RAWADSeveral higher education fairs were held in March in Arab localities across Israel as part of RAWAD ("Pioneers"), a program of the Council on Higher Education and the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation, to address barriers Arab youth face in accessing higher education in Israel.  

These fairs showcase representatives and students from various higher education institutions as a means of exposing Arab high school students and their families to available educational opportunities and the information they need to access them. A lack of awareness and information is one of the barriers that has historically limited Arab citizens’ access to higher education.

In the March alone, RAWAD organized 4 major fairs in locations ranging from the Bedouin city of Rahat, Haifa, Kfar Yasir in the North of Israel, and the village of Reine near Nazareth. Attendees included prospective and current students, professors and local government officials, and ranged from hundreds to thousands of participants.

RAWAD is an extension of Hesegim (“Achievements”), an initiative of the Council for Higher Education, that was widened and modified for Arab citizens of Israel in partnership with the Rothschild Caesarea Foundation.

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