Tag: summer games
|Thousands run the Gaza Strip to raise funds for Palestine refugee kids|
|05 March 2012|
Braving cold winds, rain, and the occasional muscle cramp, close to 2,000 runners – from children to professional athletes – participated in the Gaza Marathon, a fundraiser for Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip.
|Summer Games photo exhibit opens in Washington, DC|
|03 August 2011|
In support of UNRWA’s Summer Games, American Friends of UNRWA (AFU) will be presenting the photo exhibit, “Summer Games in Gaza,” in Washington, DC on 5 August.
|Gaza kids grab kite-flying Guinness World Record back from China |
|29 July 2011|
Thirteen thousand children taking part in UNRWA’s Gaza Summer Games crowned a golden season of three Guinness World Records by smashing a fourth yesterday, for the largest number of people flying kites simultaneously.
|UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon condemns attack on UNRWA world record venue|
|28 July 2011|
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said that, at ten minutes past midnight last night, ten men attacked and vandalised its Summer Games site in north-west Gaza. The Secretary-General shares the Agency’s views on the attack and he wishes the children the best as they seek to break the kite-flying record today.
|UNRWA condemns attack on Gaza World Record facility|
|28 July 2011|
At ten minutes past midnight last night, ten men attacked and vandalised the Summer Games facility in north-west Gaza where later today UNRWA will attempt a world record for the largest number of children flying kites.
|Gaza kids the best in the world – hands down|
|21 July 2011|
More than 5,000 children attending UNRWA Summer Games in the Gaza Strip have created the largest-ever handprint painting. At a stadium in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, some 1,500 children gathered to unveil the canvas that covered 5,922.2 square metres, smashing the previous Guinness World Record.
|A goal for Gaza: At 2011 Summer Games, 2,011 children set football world record
|14 July 2011|
The children of Gaza today set their second Guinness World Record in as many weeks, for the largest number of footballs dribbled simultaneously. 2,011 children gathered in Kherbit El-Addas, Rafah, to attempt the record breaker.
|Young Gazans tread the boards and gain confidence with Summer Games theatre|
|07 July 2011|
A series of fun theatre and acting workshops took centre stage in Gaza this week, as part of Summer Games. In playgrounds throughout the Strip, theatrical extravaganzas took place, helping build kids' confidence and creativity.
|Gaza’s children parachute into record books for third year in a row|
|30 June 2011|
Keeping their feet firmly on the ground, Gaza’s children stormed into the Guinness Book of World Records for the third year straight today, as they broke the record for the world’s biggest parachute game.
|Children enjoy a summer of fun on Gaza’s beaches|
|23 June 2011|
Fifteen-year-old Nahil and her friends laugh loudly as they play with a beachball in the shallow water. Despite living in Deir el-Balah, on Gaza’s coast, Nahil has never been to the beach before.