The board members of the Foundation Friends of Nazareth wish all of you a Happy New Year and are pleased to inform you of the expansion of the board. From 1 January 2016 Amin Ghazal is our new chairman. He would like to introduce himself.
Let me introduce myself
I am Amin Ghazal, born in Palestine and raised in The Netherlands. Currently I work as a Contract Specialist in the energy sector.
I am married, with two daughters, both students. I like to spend my spare time with my family and to engage in activities such as reading, swimming, sports, and hiking.
Before the meeting of Friends in October 2015 I had been asked, as a friend of and contributor to the Foundation to consider to join the board, incomplete after the death of Willem Arts.
Knowledge and education
I think knowledge and education are of essential importance, not only to my daughters but also to all young Palestinian women. Therefore, the mission of the Foundation appeals to me greatly and I feel I should give a helping hand.
After having attended a board meeting to get an idea of the scholarship programme and method I decided to join the board as chairman from 1 January 2016. The board members welcomed my decision with enthusiasm. I am looking forward to the collaboration with the board, with our partner organization Sana, and the contact persons in Israel.
2016 is (all but) here, so I would like to wish all friends of our Foundation, our partner Sana Foundation, our student and post-graduates a happy, healthy and successful New Year.