Young volunteers prepare ma'moul for Jaramana residents
24 October 2013
As the call for Eid prayers sounded from a mosque in Damascus, a group of young people nearby did not head home to spend the holiday with their families. Instead, they rushed to the Palestine refugee camp of Jaramana, where they had volunteered to make and distribute the traditional sweet of ma’moul to Palestine...
UNRWA Celebrates Inaugural Visit from Malta
20 October 2013
West Bank On 17 October, Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta, made the first visit of any Maltese head of state to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Accompanied by his wife, Michelle, the Prime Minister visited the Palestine refugee camp of Aida, hosted by Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-...
UNRWA Commissioner-General visits Brussels
17 October 2013
During his visit to Brussels from 14 to 16 October, UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi, met with, among others, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, as well as, Commissioner for International Cooperation,...
Paying It Forward: The Journey of an UNRWA Teacher
09 October 2013
As a child, Amal Hasanein was always at the top of her class; at An-Najah National University, where she studied mathematics, she graduated with honours. Now, she is the first female principal of a boys’ school in the West Bank. But this isn’t a resting place for her. She’s never been interested in achievement for its...
Engaging Teachers, Engaging Students
08 October 2013
So far, Zeinab Mahmoud Nimr’s career as an Arabic teacher at UNRWA schools in Lebanon has been more exciting than she bargained for. In the course of ten years, she has witnessed a major transition in the way the Agency teaches its nearly half a million Palestine refugee students, moving from simple memorization to...