Ahuzat Negev is a community of secular, religious, young and old residents. Its members and families focus on empowering the city and its residents by building social businesses and community centers. The community has about 60 mixed families and operates five projects listed here.
Community City Project
Community City Project is a vision for establishing and empowering the local community by building community centers, social businesses and enrichment, leisure and volunteer activities. Thus was born the Negev estate that serves as a testament to this vision. In this framework, we hold various projects for the benefit of the members of the estate and the residents and continue to promote and empower the city and its residents
Local story project
This project combines activities that deal with the local narrative. The project includes the establishment of websites, the establishment of an archive and the construction of a museum for Ofakim. The project was born out of a desire to tell the story of Ofakim through the residents' eyes.
The story begins from the countries of origin and the life of the Jewish community in the Diaspora through the stories of immigration to Eretz Israel, to the settlement of the State of Israel in general and the pioneering movement in the Negev and the development towns in particular
The Center for Sustainability, Ecology and Environment
The Center for Sustainability is an educational platform for studying and deepening ecology and sustainability. The center serves as an educational meeting for schools, neighbors, leadership groups and tourists from all over the country who come for a day of volunteering, learning and exposure to new content
The Bicycle City Project
Vision Bicycle City was born out of our love for an accessible, sustainable and cross-border transportation tool. At first we set up a cycling team in Ofakim, then started producing a local event, then we paved the tourist track – Single Ofakim, built a bicycle club, initiated the construction of the Pampterk track and more. Today, the city has hundreds of riders, activities and sports facilities for riders who serve as a focal point for attraction and image change. Ofakim became the city of bicycles
The masterpiece project
The masterpiece project is the establishment of a home for leisure and leisure, based on needs that arise from time to time in the city. The project deals with the establishment of workshops, study, training and creativity in the fields of handicrafts, hobbyism, and creation of products for sale and sale. This project includes a community workshop, pottery and goldsmithing. read more