General Assembly

The Social Development Committee held its annual assembly on June 26th, 2018 in The Colony Hotel in Haifa, in which all board-members and administrators participated. The chairman of the board, Mr. Johny Mansour, opened the meeting with a word of welcome during which he praised the effort of the staff in the continuation of their work, which was based on the vision of the Committee’s founder, the late Mr.  Hussein Ighbaria.

In turn, Jumana Ighbaria Haman, lawyer and director of The Social Development Committee, then continued with presenting about the committees projects and efforts of the past year, showcasing it’s’ collaboration with schools and various other institutions in executing many workshops on different issues for both students and teachers.

The meeting also dedicated time to review the past year’s financial report, presented by the Committee’s auditor Sharbel Khreish along with the treasurer of the SDC, Eyad Salaimi.

Both expressed the need to utilize the committee’s funds to their full extent, in order to aid future workshops and programs.

Financial and narrative reports were then approved on by the board by vote.

At the end of the meeting, the next attendees renewed their membership of the administrative board: Johny Mansour, Muhammad Myari, lawyer Sana’a Sarya, activists Rehab Bashtawi, Amima Gheshi, Yasmeen Matar, Ali Tatour, and engineers Khalid Mahamid and Lisa Gharzouzi, teacher Fahem Dakar, and previous municipal member and engineer Hisham Abdu, in addition to the auditors and treasurers Sharbel Khreish and Iyad Salaimi.



The Social Development Committee is a nongovernmental organization established by and for Arabs in Haifa in 1982. It gives services

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