Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Wadi al-Khalil: Hura, Lakiya, Tel Sheva
The goal of the Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Wadi al-Khalil is to create a local leadership group that will act on the basis of a shared professional and social vision, and will be involved in leading change processes in the towns and settlements of the Wadi al-Khalil region.
There are 17 fellows in the program (6 women and 11 men) from Hura, Lakiya, Tel Sheva and a number of nearby unrecognized settlements. The fellows hold academic degrees, and their work spans a variety of social issues in the Negev in the fields of education, welfare, youth, and health services.
The program is two years in length, and includes theoretical and practical studies, retreats, project workshops and individual tutoring. Graduates of the program will be given the opportunity to participate in continuation programs at the Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev.
The program is directed by Kassim Alsraiha and Dr. Rotem Bresler Gonen.