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President of the Association and the Administrative Board
Professor George Touma
George Touma was born in Acre in 1937. He grew up in the village of Kafr Yasif, where he attended its primary and secondary schools. He graduated in 1956 and began working as an elementary school teacher for 37 years. He has succeeded in his work with young children and has become a mentor teacher since the eighties. In 1976, he joined the University of Haifa, where he studied the subject of Arabic language and teaching curricula.
He joined a focus course for teachers of the lower grades, a teacher guidance course on the subject of home and society, and the activation of modern curricula. He participated with the late Inspector Salim Nahas in authoring and preparing pamphlets and books for education in the second to fourth grades in the nineties. Participate in and complete several topics such as teaching arts, handicrafts, first aid, scouting camping and guiding in country trips.
He retired early in 1993. In 2010, the late Muwaffaq Khoury, director of the Arab Culture Department in the Ministry of Culture in Nazareth, assigned him to manage the Ibdaa Association for Arab Plastic Artists in Israel, with his retired colleagues. They are still continuing in their mission, as the General Council of the Assembly renews its confidence in them and re-elects them.
Shawqi Ragheb Khoury from the village of Fasuta in the Galilee, a social and political activist and head of a local council He established a number of associations, institutions and bodies concerned with serving the public at the level of his town and the country in general. He was an associate member of a number of other charitable institutions, and those working in the field of Arab and Jewish relations, such as the Hans Seidel Fund and the Association of the Sons of Abraham. He was a member of official missions to various countries, such as Germany, Austria and Egypt.
He holds several certificates of appreciation: a certificate of excellence from the Institute for Safety and Safety at Work, a certificate of the distinguished retired volunteer from the Central Pension Fund, for his volunteer activities for the community, a certificate of appreciation from the Local Authorities Center, the Qatari Councils Center and the Ministry of Interior for his overall work in the progress of the town and public service, a certificate of appreciation From the presidency of the Center for Local Authorities for its activity to develop the common life between Jews and Arabs, the testimony of Aziz, the Association of Friends of the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya for his voluntary activity and contribution to the benefit of the residents of Western Galilee, and a certificate of honor from the Federal Republic of Germany for his initiatives in strengthening relations between peoples
Abd Alkaleq Asade
Abdel-Khaleq Asadi, born in 1941 in Deir al-Assad, completed primary school until the eighth grade in Deir al-Assad, studied secondary school at Yeni School in Kafr Yasif, and graduated in 1960. Then he joined the Arab Teachers’ House in Jaffa, and after graduating he worked as a teacher in Majd al-Krum for eight years. Then he moved to Deir al-Assad for thirty years, during which he joined the University of Haifa and obtained a first degree in English literature and educational administration.
He retired from education after serving 38 years. It has media, social and cultural activities. Member of the administration of the “Ibdaa” Association, and the Association of “Aswars” in Acre.
Ahmed Attia Matani was born in Qalansuwa, graduated from Yama Secondary School, received a BA in Agricultural Engineering” from the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot, and a title in Project Management from Haifa College.
He worked as an agricultural extension worker for the “Makhchim” company for pesticides in the Gaza Strip, and as a guide for cultivating strawberries in Ecuador in South America.
He works in planning, marketing and information for farmers and a focus for Arab farmers in the Vegetable Council and the Plant Council, especially the concentration of strawberry crops in the country. He is still working in the marketing and pricing department for vegetables in the central market.
Sheikh Muhammad Ramal was born in the Galilee village of Yarka, a member of the administrative board of the Ibdaa Association in Kafr Yasif, he finished his secondary education at Yeni Yeni Secondary School in Kafr Yasif, he worked as an employee at Bank Leumi. He received his BA in Middle Eastern History and Arabic Language from Haifa University.
He initiated the establishment of a workers council for the villages of Yarka, Jules, Abu Sinan and Jat al-Jalil Then he moved into self-employment until he reached retirement age.
He initiated the establishment of the "You Brothers" association with Dr. Boutros Dallah, Professor Naim Shehadeh, and Dr. Jamal Sharif, Mr. Habib Jahjah, Professor Hussain Ibrik, Dr. Bassam Masri, Father Ibrahim Daoud and other personalities.
Nadera Shehadeh was born and lives in the village of Kafr Yasif. She is a graduate of Yeni Yeni High School, and a graduate of the Technion-Engineering College in Haifa. She completed a secretarial course at the Higher Institute in Haifa, and a computer graphics course at the Higher Institute in Kfar Yasif. She writes poetry, and participates in poetry evenings and festivals in the country: the International Poetry Festival in Maghreb in 2011 and 2013. She has literary participations and sessions at the Literary Heritage Center (Cultural Forum) in Isfiya and Haifa Cultural Club, poetry evenings and literary seminars in and outside Ibdaa Association. Articles and poems are published in local websites, newspapers and magazines. Secretary of the creativity association in Kafr Yasif.