First Lady Mrs. Mouna Hraoui

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Curriculum Vitae

Mouna Ibrahim Jammal was born on August 3, 1940; Baalback-Lebanon
Married with Elias Hraoui on 1961, 2 children: Zalfa and Roland
First Lady of Lebanon (October 24, 1989 – October 24, 1998)

Major activities:
  • Teacher of the English language (1960-1961)
  • Since 1962, member of: Zahle Mother’s Association, Blood Bank of the Lebanese Red Cross (Zahle) and Anjar Festival Committee.
  • Honorary President of the Lebanese Red Cross Association (1990 - 1998).
  • Founder and chairman of the Lebanese Permanent Committee of Coordination (CLPC), for medical, social assistance and scholarship (1991- 1998).
  • Founder and President of the National Committee for the preparation of the 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing 95 and of The Lebanese National Commission for Women (1996-1998).
  • Since 1992, she launched a public awareness campaign on childhood chronic diseases. The first Telethon took place in Lebanon and the region on May 29, 1993. This fundraising event succeeded to collect the necessary funds to realize the First Lady major project: build and equip the Chronic Care Center, a specialized institution for the treatment and medical follow-up of Thalassemia and Type I Diabetes (1994-current). Website:
  • Honorary Member of the Thalassaemia International Federation TIF (1994 - current).
  • Founder and President of the National Heritage Foundation, who contributed to the rehabilitation of the Beirut National Museum (1996-1999), restoration of Nahr El Kalb steles, creation of museums for rural life in Terbol and Ras Baalback (1996 – current).

Main Awards:

- The Distinguished Golden Award of Daniel Bliss from the Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (1993).
- IYF Patron Award, for exemplary support to the United Nations Program on the International Year of Family, (1994).
- XXIXth Middle East Medical Assembly Award, in Appreciation of Her Distinguished Support (1994).
- The Hope Worldwide Award, in Recognition of Helping the Needy in Lebanon (1995).
- XXXth Middle East Medical Assembly Award, in Recognition of the Distinguished Support of Her Excellency (1995).
- International Award for the Development of Permanent Child Health and Welfare Services (N.Y, 1996).
- Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters, from Schiller International University (September, 1998).
- Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters and a Scarf of Honor from the Lebanese American University (LAU), in acknowledgement for her tremendous efforts in the social and cultural fields, especially in the educational domain, empowering women, providing comprehensive care to children with chronic diseases and contributing to safeguard the Lebanese historical, artistic and human heritage (July, 2011).
- Doctoren Honoris Causa in Humane Letters, American University of Science and technology (AUST), July 2014.
- Doctor of Humane Letters, the American University of Beirut, June 2017.
- Docteur Honoris Causa en Sciences Humaines, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, le 31 octobre 2018.

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