Condolences from Memorial Tribute to Dr. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi
On behalf of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation, I would like to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi, Immediate Past President of WCC-APR and newly elected WCC International President (2021-2024).
Dr. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi was a well-respected figure who had made significant contributions to the preservation and advancement of the craft industry not only in Asia but around the world. She had been greatly involved and contributed to WCC society for over 25 years. Her energy and life-long dedication to preserving the craft industry’s heritage will continue to inspire people in the industry all over the world.
May her soul rest in peace and receive the eternal blessings of Allah SubhanahuWata’ala.
Deepest Condolences from Mr. Ibrahim bin Ismail (Director General of Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation)
We are deeply saddened to hear about Dr. Ghada's passing. She was a beacon to us. Dr. Ghada cared deeply for the world’s community of artisans and craftspersons and stood up for the most vulnerable among them. We had the good fortune to witness her incredible passion, unceasing interest, and fortitude during the Jamdani Festival (organized jointly by the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh and the Bengal Foundation) in Dhaka in 2019. Had it not been for her zeal, it might have taken much longer for Sonargaon (at Narayanganj) to achieve the status of a World Craft City. Bengal Foundation’s inclusion in the WCC-APR as a national entity member is also the result of her foresight. We humbly recall her generosity of spirit.
Dr. Ghada Hijawwi was a close associate of our trustee Ms. Ruby Ghuznavi (Honorary member, WCC). As we deeply mourn the passing of this extraordinary soul and celebrate her achievements, we will miss Dr. Ghada’s unfailing grace and her wise counsel.
Luva Nahid Choudhury
Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
All, very sad to hear of Dr. Ghada’s passing, I have many happy memories of her and of her unfailing support for WCC. My sympathies to her family, friends, and colleagues.
Dear All deepest condolences to each and every one of you
After almost a week of such heartbreaking news still the mind struggling with the rush of emotions...
What a shock! What a loss! what a great void Dr. Ghada left behind on all professional and personal levels...
I knew her as one of the most distinguished professionals in the field of handicrafts, generously sharing her experience and offering her knowledge. Always with a welcoming smile and genuine spirit, with a subtle approach actively engaging in plans and projects.
May she rest in peace, May Almighty God grant her mercy and serenity, and grant all her beloveds; her family, her team, her friends and colleagues, patience, acceptance, and surrendering to Almighty Will. “La 7awl wa la Qowat Ela BELLAH “
Handicrafts Business Development
WCC Member, Africa- Egypt
Dr.Ghada has been a trailblazer…a magnanimous personality, a scholar, extended enveloping love to include all. Her family extended her love. She cannot be substituted!
What a smile…will always remain alive in our memory!
She needs to be celebrated!
Pakistan Craft Council
Dr. Ghada was a wonderful woman, energetic, smart, and creative. we always felt her strength and commitment to Latinoamerica, My love and respect for her, she left an enormous legacy, and a beautiful essence in our memories.
Dear WCC fraternity,
It was with shock and immense sadness I heard of dearest Dr. Ghada’s demise, may her soul rests in peace. It has been an honor and a great privilege to know her, to appreciate her kindness, and to be inspired by her complete dedication to the cause of crafts and of craftspeople. Her loss will be deeply felt by all.
My heartfelt condolences to her family and to all WCC colleagues! With great sadness,
My deepest condolences to Dr. Ghada's family, friends, and colleagues worldwide. Her loss is felt as deeply as her impact on the craft community around the globe. She will be greatly missed. On behalf of Canada and our North American colleagues, we thank her for her leadership, kindness, and her dedication to craft.
I join all our colleagues in remembering our dear Dr. Ghada and her enormous contributions to the cause of artisans across Asia and the world. Her dynamic and radiant personality and leadership will remain with us, illuminating our path as we take up work that she has now left to us. Deepest condolences and thoughts to the family and colleagues that meant so much to her.
Dr. Ghada was an incredible lady, so active and full of energy. She will be always in my memory.
Alberto de Betolaza
Our deep heartfelt condolences to all the members of WCC and WCC/APR members. We pray Dr.Ghada to reach NIBBANA and rest in Peace.
Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Ghada. May the departed soul rest in Peace. Great Salute to Dr. Ghada for her tremendous work.
Sana Hastakala/Chandra Prasad Kachhipati
Dear all, our sincere condolences to the Family of Dr. Ghadda Qaddumi from the Tajik artisan. It's a valuable loss for the whole Craft world. It's always hard to lose close ones, I wish patience to her family and friends. As long we'll remember so much she will live with us. I'll always remember her radiant smile, positive aura. May Allah bless her & place her in Firdavs ul Jannah.
Sincerely, Munira Akilova, Tajikistan
Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Marion Poortvliet, Crafts Council Netherlands
My deepest condolences to her close family and friends and all her friends of WCC. All of those who knew her saw her support, honesty, and helpfulness may she rest in peace thanks everyone for this gathering in love with Dr. Gada
Maha Gohar from Egypt former vice president of North Africa
Thank you, Dr. Ghada.
Roxana Amarilla, Argentina
Thank you, Dr. Ghada, for an extraordinary woman who lived for the craftsman worldwide.
Cecilia Duque Duque
In the short period, I have known her, since 2017.. you have Left a Great impression... may Allah give you Jannah.
Datin Dayang Mariani
On behalf of WCC-Europe, we would like to express our sincere condolences to Dr. Ghada’s family, friends, and colleagues. She will be dearly missed and her advocacy for, and contribution to craft will never be forgotten. She had a smile for everyone and was an extraordinary woman and leader. She will be forever in our thoughts and prayers. WCC-Europe.
An immense loss for the community of artisans worldwide. The best tribute to Dr. Ghada is to preserve and enrich the legacy of her dedication to crafts. May her soul rest in Peace
Friends, colleagues, and Dr. Ghada’s family, please accept our deepest condolences! Losing Dr. Ghada is indeed a great loss to the craft world! We will fondly remember her affection, hospitality, and astute mind.
Her memory will remain etched in our hearts.
Anjana & Shreekant Somany, New Delhi
Deepest Condolences on the passing of Dr. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi, Immediate Past President of WCC-APR and newly elected WCC International President (2021-2024), from Batik Community in Jogja World Batik City. We are very fortunate to meet and learn a lot from her with all her passion and love for art and crafts. May her soul rest in peace and receive the eternal blessings of Allah
Laretna T. Adishakti
My deepest condolences to everyone in WCC, and her family. May her soul rest in peace. I had a chance to meet Dr. Ghada in Kuching (twice) during Kuching Craft City, and also received Young Master Award presented by her. may her legacy keep growing and continue on.
Lucille PUNGU BORNEO
Dr. Ghada has been an inspiration for me. I had the privilege to have met her a few times. l, and I have become her fan! Her visit to Bangladesh and the Jamdani artisans was an important part of history. With her help, we could establish Shonargaon as one of the World Craft Cities! I have learned from Dr. Ghada and many other WCC members, extraordinary craft practitioners that dedication is the key to support the craftspeople. We will miss her dearly. My deepest condolences to the family.
Thank you for all your touching tributes. Dr. Ghada’s unquenchable commitment and passion for her work, her family, and the craftspeople worldwide will live on. God bless you.
Thank you all for your touching tributes and personal eulogies for Dr. Ghada. May she rest in peace...
We are so proud and privileged because she is an honor to all Arab women in the world ...from Jordan with love and respect.
RIP Dr. Ghada, You will be missed by millions of Artisans.
What a great tribute Ghada definitely deserve my deepest and sincere condolence from a very very long time friend and admirer