By Larbi Arbaoui
Morocco World News
Taroudant, April 13, 2013
The world statistics show that women outnumber men all over the world, yet only few of them are recognized of the prominent role they play at every level and their contributions to the progress and well-being of their societies.
“Their outstanding work and willingness to help others has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of the residents of Brooklyn,” said Charles J. Hynes, Kings County District Attorney.
Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Hafida Torres Balalioui settled in 1999 in Queens, New York. She went back to school to get her BS in Hospitality Management Sales and Marketing, from City Tech College, and graduated in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Special Education and Early childhood Intervention, from Touro College.
Hafida Torres is an active member of Moroccan community in New York. She is an Adviser at COPO, (Council of all People’s Organization), and a Board member of AMCN (American Moroccan Competencies Network) Organization.
She is working on Ziad Project, which aims to serve the community of Moroccan Children with Autism in Morocco with the partnership of Autism Speaks Organization in New York.
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