Aida Al Shahabi, 22: An opportunity not anyone gets. The 24 of us were extremely lucky to get the chance to meet one another and to be able to speak up and send our messages to the public and politicians.
At only 19 years old, Jawa has taken her passion for hairdressing, makeup and skin care, and with the assistance of UNRWA and its Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund project, turned it into a business.
As a Palestine refugee who grew up in Lebanon, Abdullah always faced significant barriers to getting both an education and a job. UNRWA’s programmes for refugee youth gave him a chance to achieve more.