• Yousif has been teaching at Dheisheh Basic Boys’ School for 30 years. He himself was a student at the school, and his four children also studied at UNRWA schools. UNRWA-provided education has given the whole family a solid start on their paths to success: Yousif’s youngest son is now studying business at university; one daughter is a lawyer; the other a teacher; and his other son is an engineer. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Isabel de la Cruz

    Celebrating UNRWA education staff this World Teachers’ Day

    In a classroom in Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank, students lean out of their chairs, all eager for their chance to answer questions about Arabic grammar. The active and happy learning environment is a credit to teacher Yousif Adawi, one of 22,000 UNRWA education staff who are responsible for teaching almost half a million Palestine refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank.
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    We deserve life

    The EU-UNRWA Photography Competition is an open invitation to all young Palestine refugees to capture their hopes, dreams, challenges and moments of victory in photos and project them to the world.
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