Given the particularly challenging context in Gaza, UNRWA introduced a standard human rights course based on materials developed through our human rights, conflict resolution and tolerance programme. To further enhance its effectiveness and depth in Gaza, we introduced a dedicated curriculum for weekly human rights classes for students in the first through sixth grades in 2009. The Agency is now developing a dedicated human rights curriculum for higher grades.
Along with our primary education services, UNRWA also provides technical and vocational training opportunities to about 1,300 students each year at its training centres in Gaza and Khan Younis, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable low-achieving students. The training provides students with space to develop themselves and their skills, which can help them find their way out of poverty.