UNRWA's corporate and foundation partners contribute to our work by providing financial support, expertise or access networks. We tailor each relationship carefully to make the best possible use of our partner's resources and expertise and to ensure the greatest mutual benefit.
UNRWA is proud to partner with the private sector. In close coordination with our partners, we highlight our partnerships through widely circulated press releases, human interest stories and reports. Partners range from small local tech companies to large multinationals, and we benefit from their unique resources and strengths. Together, we aim at fostering best practices to deliver the most appropriate and efficient services possible to Palestine refugees, whether it be through financial support or by improving our management or expertise.
REAL MADRID FOUNDATION
The Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) was set up to promote the values of sport and to educate through football. UNRWA has benefited from this prestigious partner's support since 2011, and will work with RMF to improve the lives of 10,000 Palestine refugee children through sport programmes in UNRWA schools in Gaza and the West Bank. In the 2011-2012 school year, 1,100 children from eight schools benefited from the project. By playing football, Palestine refugee children learn teamwork values, develop self-esteem and enjoy their basic right to play. These children, surrounded by armed conflict, get the chance to simply play sport. Being trained like some of their greatest football idols helps them escape the difficult context in which they live.
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BANK OF PALESTINE
With double-figure growth of their annual net profit and over 50 branches across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Bank of Palestine is a regional financial success story. They are also committed to helping their community and yearly dedicate 5 per cent of their profits to Corporate Social Responsibility. UNRWA is fortunate to cooperate with Bank of Palestine on a wide range of projects. The most visible of these is the UNRWA Gaza Summer Fun Weeks, which provides a much-needed safe and fun place for school children to play. Bank of Palestine also supports the annual 5k run in support of Gaza, which is organized by our national committee, American Friends of UNRWA.