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Maha Younes Named Nebraska Social Worker of the Year

Maha Younes. Photo courtesy of

Maha Younes. Photo courtesy of

The Nebraska chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named Maha Younes social worker of the year. Younes, an Israeli native, is professor and chair of the University of Nebraska at Kearney department of social work. She has also specialized in working  with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders and relationship dysfunctions.

“I came from very humble backgrounds. I experienced poverty, I experienced oppression,” she said. “I experienced life and its hardships. I think I’ve always had this passion to just make things better for other people.”

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  1. Dear Maha,

    I don´t know if you will receive this message.
    You are Maha Younes Mazawee from Nazareth, right?
    If so – we had been pen pals long time ago – I visited Nazareth in 1982.
    I am Roswitha Metternich from Köln ( Cologne), Germany.
    May be, you don´t remember…
    I was sorry, we lost contact..

    Found alot of websides about you today. Wow!!! You are a great person!

    If you like to – you cancontact me:
    Actually I live in Venezuela.


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