Advancing Democratic Values in Israeli-Arab Schools

Advancing Democratic Values in Israeli-Arab Schools

Rationale: Most Israeli-Arab youth are growing up in a culture where the interests of the clan take precedence over democratic values and where critique of the system or of “the elders” is strongly discouraged. LGG seeks to inspire a cultural shift among the youth by educating them towards a more democratic approach to leadership and encouraging them to take action to influence the system.

Activities: “Promoting Democratic Values Among Israeli-Arab Youth” is an unprecedented, educational outreach initiative to raise awareness of the corruption within Israeli-Arab local government and to present a more democratic, alternative model. The program consists of educational workshops for high school students across the Israeli-Arab sector, exploring the values of transparency, freedom of information, the Rule of Law and civic activism focusing on examples of positive changes and the movement towards a more democratic approach within the Israeli-Arab sector. They aim to expose the students to the damage caused by the traditional, undemocratic system in contrast to the benefits of a more democratic model.

In the first two years of the program (2017-2019), LGG was able to create a critical mass of more informed youth: During this period, close to 3,000 Arab-Israeli students participated in the program’s workshops – students who, if it wasn’t for this initiative, would have graduated without ever being exposed to these important issues.

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Lawyers for Good Governance
LGG’s mission is to promote transparency, encourage greater civic involvement and fight corruption within local government in the Israeli-Arab sector. By improving the functioning of Israeli-Arab local government and the quality of the services they provide to their constituents, LGG seeks to advance the socioeconomic standing of the Israeli-Arab sector. Corruption, nepotism and abuse of power are widespread among Israeli-Arab municipalities. This is mainly due to the traditional and clan- ...
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Advancing Democratic Values in Israeli-Arab Schools
P.O. Box 5097
Nazareth 16000
Israel
Email: [email protected]

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