AL-BAQUR was founded by professional men and women from a variety of fields, mainly specialists in early childhood well-being. Team members are Arab and Jewish residents of the Negev.
We develop and operate culturally and community appropriate models for young children and their families. In addition, we design and carry out programs for partners and colleagues
Reinstating a sense of inner control to the parents and the community as a whole, while facing the changes and transformations the community goes through at the intersection between a traditional and a modern society.
Imbuing parents with confidence and inner strength in their ability to impact and promote their kids development, from childhood to adulthood.
We put a lot of thought into devising methods to preserve traditional practices of parenting and raising children, in correspondence with the changing reality.
Promoting action and public discussion around the importance of professional intervention during early childhood, andl to support and empower young parents.
Albaqour aims to encourage and strengthen collaboration between arab and jewish professionals in the Negev from various disciplines, deepening their knowledge, training and development of local professionals.
Public discussions often ignore children of the arab community in the Negev in the age group below six. As a result, they do not receive sufficient responses to their needs, except for the basic resources at Mother-Child centers.
During the first thousand days of life, children are transparent, not seen by the welfare or education systems and often absent from statistics presented to policy-makers, due to both a lack of culturally accessible responses, as well as under-consumption of said services.
according to the GDC report “Mapping for early childhood in the Bedouin community”, February 2015 >>
Establishing a network of guided, modern libraries for toddlers in the Bedouin community, with a digital cover for virtual readers.
The program encourages literacy among young kids, and strengthens the bond between mothers and their child. In the future we intend to extend this service to kindergartens and day care centers.
משרד הבריאות – טיפות החלב, משרדי הרווחה, החינוך והפנים, רשויות מקומיות בחברה הבדואית, החברה למתנ"סים, הרשות לפיתוח הנגב, מטה היישום להתיישבות ולפיתוח כלכלי של הבדואים בנגב – משרד החקלאות, מרכז ניבראס לאוריינות – המכללה האקדמית לחינוך ע"ש קיי, מתנדבים וקרנות שונות.
Groups for mothers of young children to provide interdisciplinary counseling on early childhood development, with the participation of nurses/social workers and guest lecturers
Strategy building and development of a network of personnel training for professionals in early childhood well-being.
Albaqour provides training courses on diverse subjects for educational staff in both formal and informal frameworks, for nurses and pediatricians.
Al-Baqour has a diverse team, connecting jewish and arab professionals from both academic and field backgrounds.
Al-Baqour has become an established and significant professional factor in early childhood care in the Bedouin society in the Negev. Its team advises and presents issues to the Prime Minister’s Office, Knesset members, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Authority for Development and Settlement of the Bedouins in the Negev, other policy-making bodies and foundations.
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