recognition of his outstanding efforts in contributing to the psychological
wellbeing of the Palestinian society, Director General of Gaza Community Mental
Health Programme, Dr Yasser Abu Jamei has been given the international
‘Community Resilience Award’ on Friday, March 25, 2021.
Resilience Award’ was one of a few other international awards presented to
prominent international figures by Rebuilding Alliance, a non-profit
organisation based in California, USA. Those
figures included: Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian leader, legislator, activist,
and scholar; the American Senator, Dianne Feinstein; and Congresswoman Jackie
Speier as well as other regional and international figures known for extraordinary
efforts in advocating and championing human rights.
During the honoring ceremony, Dr Abu Jamei delivered a
speech, which he started with stating that “this award is not only for me; it
is also for Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and all the Palestinians who
dream of freedom and justice and who have been struggling for decades for
having a promising future.”
He also said thank you to all the nations which have been
standing by the Palestinian people to help them end their suffering.