Keshet promotes education toward a sustainable community. Throughout the years, it has initiated, executed, and assisted in dozens of educational projects in the Negev.
The Association – in fact, a group of parents in Mitzpe Ramon – created the Keshet Kindergarten, a daycare center or “kindergarten” that is operated outdoors, in nature. Gan (Kindergarten) Keshet, which is often called “Gan Ya’ar – Forest Kindergarten” in Hebrew, is the first such kindergarten that was recognized by the Israel Ministry-of-Education. Gan Keshet has become a model for educators from all around the country.
Keshet had also been the supportive home for the Divshon daycare institution in Sde Boker and the “Desert Stars” – the Young Bedouin Leadership project, during its formative years.
Keshet also offers local public lectures and seminars on environmental issues.
Legalizing and recognizing Bedouin settlements and villages is a socially sensitive, legally complex, and politically controversial issue. Along Road 40,
The Desert Stars project came into being after 2010. It was initiated by a group of Bedouin and Jewish businessmen