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Lydia Alaraj

Lydia Alaraj

Sector : Public Figures , Charity Supporters

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1930
  • Age : 86
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Born in Latin America in 1930 to a family originally from Beit Jala; was educated at the Schmidt’s Girls College in Jerusalem; earned a diploma in Education; worked as a teacher in the Chili Girls School in Beit Jala; member of the Women & Child Care Society in Beit Jala since 1954 and its Chairperson since 1960; worked together with Zelikha Shihabi in founding the Union of Charitable Societies in Jerusalem; elected PNC member since 1965; served as first treasurer of the GUPW since 1965; inaugurated the first branch of the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association in the Bethlehem district; founder and Chairperson of the Women’s Initiative Committee for Development since 1993 aiming to train young women in income generating projects (i.e., through manufacturing shoes, etc).


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