Reducing Drop Out Rates Initiative
According to data provided by the Ministry of Education, over a quarter of young males and females in the Negev today do not complete twelve years of state education.
Many studies show that high percentages of the young people who drop out of school remain outside the workforce and are supported by state welfare system for years. As a result, many young people who have the potential to contribute to their community, the economy and the local workforce, end up becoming a financial burden on their family, community and the entire population.
At the Tamar Center we work to reduce the percentage of high school students who drop out of school from within the Bedouin society in the Negev. The program will enable them to develop and integrate meaningful productive channels, which in turn will benefit society and the state at large.