Masar’s strategic approach in forming our project portfolio is to promote systemic change through the generation and dissemination of “knowing” and experience in several spheres.
Our project portfolio consists of a set of inter-related projects which intrinsically reach out to various target audience
We view our efforts to generate systemic change as a strategic response by the Arab minority to structural discrimination within the education system and society as a whole.

this approach facilitates the active extension and accessibility of new and existing projects into other communities to trigger social change

Our projects are categorized into 5 spheres of work: capacity-building, research and development, systemic change, community outreach and development of a new vision for education.

Capacity-Building: All of Masar’s activities aim to build the capacity of the Arab community to think critically and to innovate new concepts.
The pioneering nature of Masar’s work necessitates the creation of new work norms and skills, providing opportunities for members of the community to shape new work environments.

Capacity-Building efforts will elevate the need for alternative education on the social agenda by establishing a network of professionals who possess the skills and interest to change society through the development of new visions in education.
Our alternative teacher training program equips a new cadre of professionals with the interest and skills to create and facilitate new visions in education.
The training program will primarily but not e
xclusively target the Arab community. In the initial stage, training methods will be developed and evaluated by applying action research in Masar’s school.
In the next stage, Masar will develop and implement a training program for other educators and activists to create and facilitate new visions in education in their communities.
The final stage will be the establishment of the first permanent alternative training center within the Arab community.

Systemic change: Masar will promote systemic change through the creation of new precedent within the Israeli Ministry of Education and other key institutions.
Precedents will be constantly and intentionally triggered through dialogue about the tension between the conservative beliefs and practices of Israeli institutions and the success of our radical educational approach.
New precedents initiated by Masar will aim to change Ministry of Education norms, policies, and attitudes towards the Arab minority, and amend local municipalities’ educational priorities.
Precedents will trigger innovations in education and complement the lobbying work of other N.G.O.’s.
When dialogue on an issue has been exhausted, Masar will use the legal system to ensure the continuity of our work.
The process of dialogue and change will enhance awareness in the Ministry of Education and the local municipalities of the need for new visions in education.
This process will provide Masar with experience in transforming conservative systems towards more radical processes, enabling us to communicate acquired “knowing” and experience to other national, regional and international communities.

Research and Development: Research and development efforts will maintain Masar’s successes by facilitating .an ongoing process of assessment and evaluation of the organization and of our work in all spheres
The unique nature of our work will increase academic inquiry about new visions in education.
Through intensive theoretical and action research, we will compile information needed to advocate for new visions in education and communicate the information to other communities.

The research program will strengthen Masar’s professional position in the field of alternative education by documenting and conveying our experiences. Strategic partnerships with academics will enrich research opportunities.

Community Outreach: Masar aims to share our acquired “knowing” and experience through community outreach work in 5 areas: consultancy, conferences, strategic partnerships, publications, and a website. All community outreach initiatives share the goal of intensifying dialogue on the need for new visions in education.