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Nihad Elayyan Abu Gharbieh

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1913
  • Age: 108
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Born in Jerusalem to a Hebronite family in 1913; received his early education in Hebron and at Al-Rashidiyyeh School in Jerusalem, where he graduated in 1929; obtained a certificate from the Arab College in 1931; worked as Director of the Ibrahimieh National School in Jerusalem from 1931-45 (the sole proprietor of which he became in 1935) and developed it into today’s Ibrahimieh Community College, serving as its Pres. since 1945; member of the Jerusalem Municipal Council from 1951-67; received a BA in History, University of London, Britain, 1955; became Director of the Arab Farms in 1966; member of the Higher Islamic Council from 1967-73; member of the Young Muslim Men Association, from 1967-1973; President of the Committee of Private Schools in Jerusalem since 1991; Board of Trustees member of the College of Science and Technology, Abu Dis, of Al-Quds University, and of the Industrial School of the Arab Orphans’ Committee; Pres. of the Board of Trustees of Ibrahimieh Community College since 1983; of the Wajdi Abu Gharbieh Institution (later Wajdi Abu Gharbieh Institute of Technology, named after his son who died in 1999 at the untimely age of 38) since 2002. Died in April 2009 in Jerusalem.

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