Every year, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) holds a ceremony to honour its dedicated and hard-working staff in Jordan. On 15 May, Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan Roger Davies invited 79 men and women to the Agency’s Amman Training Centre in recognition of their efforts and their invaluable contributions to UNRWA.
Distributing certificates of appreciation to the most distinguished workers – including sanitation labourers, door-keepers, school attendants and maintenance workers – Mr. Davies said: “I am delighted to be able to honour UNRWA manual workers in the ceremony today, and only wish we could honour more workers for their tireless work throughout the year.”
The ceremony was attended by a large number of workers and a number of officials, who joined Mr. Davies in expressing their appreciation for the manual workers who keep the Agency’s installations and operations running smoothly. As Chairperson of the UNRWA Labourers Committee Ali Al-Azzeh, told the labourers, “You exert your utmost efforts throughout the year, withstanding the hot summer and cold winter.”
Staff members were pleased to have their efforts recognized. “Today, I had the most beautiful feeling when I was receiving the honouring certificate”, said Wafa’ Ibrahim Hilal, a school attendant in Nazzal Preparatory Girls’ School in Amman. Nasser Abdul Karim, the door-keeper and cleaner in South Baqa’a Clinic, added, “This honour encourages the labourers to give more and pushes them forward.” Recognizing the importance of each staff member in providing quality services to Palestine refugees, the Agency aims to help its team continuously improve their performance, enhance their skills and strive for the future.