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 was 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.
The 17 fellows of the program (6 women and 11 men) came from Hura, Lakiya, Tel Sheva and a number of nearby unrecognized settlements. They all held academic degrees, and their work spanned a variety of social issues in the Negev in the fields of education, welfare, youth, and health services.
The two-year program included theoretical and practical studies, retreats, project workshops and individual tutoring. Graduates of the program were given the opportunity to participate in continuation programs at the Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev.
The program was directed by Kassim Alsraiha and Dr. Rotem Bresler Gonen.