Years in active : From 1948 To 1994
Country of resident : Palestine
City : Jerusalem
Gender : Female
Date of birth : 1/1/1916
Born in Jerusalem in 1916 cousin of Abdel Qader Al-Husseini, she was involved with the student unions in the 1930s and took courses in social work and worked as a educator. she was also active in the Women’s Solidarity Society; became coordinator of the Arab Women’s Union in the 1940s and established an orphanage for victims of the Deir Yassin massacre in 1948 in Dar Husseini, the home her grandfather had built in Jerusalem; renamed the building into Dar At-Tifl Al-Arabi (House of Arab Children).
Achievements and Awards
She dedicated her life to orphans until her death, diligently working to provide them with an education and help them find homes or jobs; also created a school for girls at Dar Al-Tifl and served as its Pres.
It later included a Women’s College affiliated (Faculty of Arts) with Al-Quds University (after her death the college was named Hind Al-Husseini College). She was a member of the PNC and served as Board of Trustees member of various Palestinian women’s organizations.
Hind Al- Husseini received the Jordan Globe Medallion for social work in 1983 and the Jordan Globe Medallion for education in 1985, also was awarded the First Degree Medallion by the German government in 1989. died on 13 Sept. 1994.
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