Hope Maker , the challenges create the creativity

Fadwa
Posted December 11, 2019 from Palestine

I am Fadwa Ibrahim Abbad-Abu Laban from Palestine. I hold a Master degree in Social Work. I am the founder of Sunna Al-Amal (Hope Makers), an independent human rights, non-profit organization, where I am also the General Director.  I have more than 20 years of training experience in social work & gender issues, and in developing training programs for Palestinian Professionals. I have established a program titled “High Diploma/Master in Psychotherapy”. The first of its kind in the Middle east that aims to strengthen the capacities of Psychotherapists and mental health institutions in Palestine. Before I became the General Director in 2014 I was the Country Director for Roots of Peace in Palestine for 4 years where I led a campaign to demining mines in a Palestinian village and turned this dangerous area full of mines into a safe playground for children. I have also worked in a number of organizations from the health field and civil society such as UNRWA  where I worked as a social worker, a trainer, a researcher, and an advocate. During my career, I have set up and run number of voluntary initiatives “Women Make Change” the Pomegranate project , “Joy Flashes” “Tomorrow is Better”. I am now the head president of the Arab Women Union Leaders-Branch Palestine  and have been recently awarded “Peace Ambassador” and “Pioneering Excellence” Awards, and the title “Ambassador of Happiness”.

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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Anita Shrestha
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Thank you Sis

Fadwa
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019

Thanks for your encouragement

Jill Langhus
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Hello Dear Fadwa!

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm so glad you've joined us and shared your first story, too! Thanks for sharing your short bio, organization, work history and impressive accolades. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your amazing organization and work.

Hope you're doing well and having a great week!

Fadwa
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019

Dear Jill,
Thank you for your kindness words and your encouragement
Have a wonderful day

Jill Langhus
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Hello dear,

You're very welcome! I hope you're able to bring many, many sisters in your area and country to World Pulse:-)

XX

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019

Hello, Fadwa,

Welcome to World Pulse! It is such a joy to know that a new voice from Palestine is rising up on this platform!

Wow, your resume and experience are impressive. We're happy that you are here. I look forward to reading more from your stories and experiences. I'm curious how did you learn about World Pulse.

Please keep on writing! Welcome again to our growing online sisterhood.

Jane
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Thank you for sharing and welcome, we believe we will learn a lot from your sharing too.

Paulina Nayra
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Dear Fadwa,
It's a privilege meeting you here on World Pulse. You are one great amazing leader devoting your talent and life to worthy causes - noble causes greater than ourselves.
I pray that the Universe will protect you in everything you do. May you always be imbued with wisdom and energy everyday of your life.

Huggs from the Philippines.

Sister Zeph
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Aboslutley I agree with you infect challenges are blessings because they are put on the new ways to find new world, new opportunities to pursue our big goals

lizzymark
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Welcome dear Fadwa to world pulse, thanks for joining in and shearing about what you do. Hope you enjoy your stay here and hope to read more from you and all you do.