To make college more accessible to Arab students with disabilities

The Need:

According to a report by the Finance Ministry, only 5.6% of Israeli Arabs with disabilities have an academic degree, compared with 19.4% among Jews with disabilities. Arabs with disabilities find it harder to integrate into higher education due to barriers such as skills, language and culture. They may also be unaware of their eligibility for various rights and services.

Target Population:

Young people with disabilities from Arab society including students and applicants


  • Identifying candidates and referring them to services so they can know and exercise their rights
  • Personal advisors for choosing a school and academic track, while emphasizing subjects that will facilitate integration into the workforce
  • Preparatory courses for the psychometric exam (equivalent to the SAT), courses in Hebrew and English, and an introductory computer class
  • Training staff to provide individual and group support for students