The Abraham Initiatives (UK)

Israel's Campuses as a Shared Space

University is the first time Jewish & Arab citizens are educated together. However Arab students suffer discrimination on campus from students & faculty staff. Campus Programme seeks to expand its cultural sensitivity training programmes on campuses to improve awareness of its of diverse populations

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119571)

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Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£30,230

Donations

21

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Situation

Following a recent jump in Arab-Israelis studying on Israeli college campuses, there is a great need to develop more cohesive diversity and inclusion programming, raising awareness of Arab culture and norms. In terms of accessibility, inclusivity, and social cohesion, Arab students suffer alienation from the general student body and there is a higher drop out rate within Arab student population than Jewish. The potential to build better Jewish-Arab relations is also not maximized.

Solution

We are delivering training courses aimed at University faculty administration staff to build their skills and understanding of Arab society and Arab students’ needs on campuses in Israel. The programme provides staff with the necessary tools to serve all students equally - this includes awareness of Arab holidays that impact on timetabling and social cohesion, language barriers as well dealing with stereotypes that lead to discrimination. These courses will be run at 12 campuses in 2018-19.