Project Wadi Attir hosts training for Bedouin guides

Project Wadi Attir hosts training for Bedouin guides

November 4, 2016

In October, a 4-day training was held at Project Wadi Attir (PWA) for 240 young Bedouin guides from the Society for the Protection of Nature (SPN), Israel’s oldest environmental non-profit.  The guides, from Rahat, K’seifa, and Hura "will soon be responsible for teaching 1,400 local children about ‘sustainability and quality of life.'"  An important way PWA engages and empowers local communities in addition to its farming enterprise is to provide education and trainings through its Visitor’s Center. 

The training consisted of workshops and activities covering an array of topics such as water conservation, ecosystem restoration, and social leadership.  Local leaders, including the Directors of the Youth Departments from Rahat, Hura and K’seifa and spokesmen from the municipal councils, visited during the training and the guides had the opportunity to hear from Amran Amarni, Director of the Visitor’s Center at PWA, and Hanan Alsanah, the Director of the Southern Region of SPN, who both spoke about the partnership between PWA and SPN.  

More Stories

Hear from Dr. Mohammed Alnabari, Mayor of the Bedouin city of Hura, and Professor Omri Yadlin, President of Sapir College, ab ...
Bedouin children, elderly and disabled residents of Rahat and other Bedouin towns in the Negev receiving some help and respit ...