Saher Khair

Senior Program Manager

Saher Khair was born in Bethlehem, Palestine, and completed his BA degree in Physiotherapy in 2011 at Bethlehem University. He continued his studies and completed a professional diploma degree in Career Counseling in 2013.

Saher had been working as a Career Guidance Coordinator at Bethlehem University since 2013 and in parallel as a manager of career services office at Salesian Technical School from 2016 to 2019. He was a youth activist and in 2017 he was a coordinator for youth council in Beit Sahour municipality. He also established student councils in the schools of Beit Sahour and he was a trainer and supervisor at Care4you organization, with the focus on engaging students in society with the aim of social change and development.

While working, he continued his studies and received a MA in social work from Bethlehem University in 2022, with a focus on leading community institutions towards achieving development and social change.

As the Senior Program Manager of Sounds of Palestine, Saher is responsible for managing, leading, and implementing all program activities in order to achieve the goals and objectives of Sounds of Palestine.

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Joseph Duqmaq

Musical Leader

Joseph Duqmaq was born in Amman, Jordan, and obtained his BA in musicology from the Jordan Academy of Music in 2001.

Since then he gained his experience in teaching, leading teachers, and conducting orchestras and choirs in various institutions and conservatories in Jordan and Palestine especially with students from the refugee camps in Palestine. He also delivered master classes for saxophone and jazz and led workshops for music teachers in the Ministry of Education and in the private sector.

Joseph is a professional performer on saxophone and piano in Palestine and abroad, with various types of classical, jazz, and oriental music genres. He is a music composer and arranger for projects in various bands as well as for educational purposes, and he is a member of bands like Rum Group, INS O JAM, Turab Band and others.

As Musical Leader at Sounds of Palestine, Joseph leads and supervises the team of music teachers and he teaches music theory, directs the orchestras and arranges musical pieces.

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