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18 September 2013
It started out as just a graduation project, but a system developed by three young women from a university in the West Bank might make you pause before reaching for your Google Glass.
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17 September 2013
Mirvat Jarrar, an assistant head teacher at the Baqa’a Elementary Girls School No. 3 in Jordan, isn’t content with always doing things the same way. “I’m not happy sitting still,” she said. “I want to move forward, changing and improving; I always try to develop myself.” This habit extends to her work; she likes to...
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17 September 2013
For most children, going back to school means returning to a familiar place and seeing old friends, but for Akram, a 12-year-old Palestine refugee in Syria, everything will be different when he starts sixth grade this fall.
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In Gaza, Young Girl Overcomes Tragedy with the Help of UNRWA
13 September 2013
Like many young girls, 9-year-old Wala loved school, but the eight days of violence in Gaza in November 2012 are still a vivid memory. “We lived in fear. It was as if the house drowned under black smoke. I felt the earth shaking under my feet and would run to my mother who used to embrace me and promise me that...
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UNRWA Summer Activities: A Breath of Life after War and Displacement
11 September 2013
Aya Nimr, a 10-year old Palestine refugee girl, grew up in Yalda, south-east of Damascus. She has fond memories of living there, but eventually the ongoing conflict in Syria, which injured one of her uncles and killed another, forced her family to flee. When they arrived in Lebanon, in mid-2012, “we thought that we...
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