Construction on all of the buildings and facilities at Project Wadi Attir is finally underway! In anticipation of this monumental step in fulfilling our vision, the staff has welcomed some new faces.
Nizar Egbaria, Director of the Visitor Training and Education Center
Nizar Egbaria completed his Industrial Engineering degree in 2002 at Jordan Valley College in Israel. In 2003, he attended Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa and completed his Post Graduate Certification in Education (PGCE) in 2005. While studying in South Africa, he became involved in teaching in multicultural schools. In 2008, Nizar completed his Master’s Degree in Development Studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Concurrently, he joined the Winterburg NPO Trust as a Project Manager for the Youth Empowerment Program.
Towards the end of 2008, Nizar moved to the UK and joined the Suffolk and Norfolk County Council, while teaching at Benjamin Britten High and Hellesdon High School. In 2011, he returned to Israel, joining Ness Technologies. There, he became a Software and SAP Testing Engineer while preparing students for final examinations in various local schools. He is currently at work on completing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Wizo College in Haifa, Israel.
Nizar said, “Wadi Attir is an inspiring project, allowing our community to take responsibility to maintain principles of human dignity and equality, in an entrepreneurial and multi-disciplinary context. I am excited by the prospect of contributing to the social wealth of this great organization.”
Eti Golan, Manager of the Medicinal Plants Initiative
Eti Golan is an accredited naturopath (ND) and clinical herbalist (HC.I), descended from a line of healers. She holds a BA in Behavioral Science from – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Eti specializes in natural healing with a focus on proper nutrition and the use of herbs. She has worked as an instructor and lecturer in health-promoting processes in various institutions, like “The Center for Neighborhood Sustainability”, and in private homes. She has also developed a line of natural products, services, cosmetics and treatments called Shirat Haasavim, which has prepared her to assist in doing the same at Project Wadi Attir.
Eti is currently working closely with experts on herbal formulas and international regulations to standardize Ali’s traditional formulas for mass production, and make sure the health and cosmetic products are cleared for export by international regulatory standards.