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A group of women practice yoga at the gym in the Rawafed Association in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. The sports facilities are funded by the UNRWA Gender Initiative. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
03 December 2015
Every week in the calm, early Saturday morning hours, a group of women gather in front of the Rawafed Association in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza, preparing themselves for their weekly ‘power walking’ session
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Mothers of children with disabilities from Aida camp near Bethlehem run paid classes for visitors on preparing and cooking Palestinian food. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ekram Amarneh
02 December 2015
In 2010, 22 mothers of children with disabilities from Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps, both located in the Bethlehem area, came together and initiated the Noor Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG). The Noor WEG offers cooking classes and homestays in the camps in order to generate income and support the costs of...
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Hala Mahmoud Mesmih teaches deaf children how to use sign language at the Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
27 November 2015
Twenty-six-year-old Palestine refugee Hala Mahmoud Mesmih was born with a severe hearing impairment. Although this made it difficult for her to communicate, she attended a regular UNRWA school until the age of 10, when her sense of hearing deteriorated further
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From play-dough to pencils, a creative, child-centred approach to the first steps of writing. © 2015 UNRWA Photo Courtesy of Souyama Abed and Sahar al-Rageb
27 November 2015
Like all grade 1 children in their first year at school, seven-year-old Arafat is working hard to master the foundational skills of reading and writing. This is slightly more challenging for Arafat, who has cerebral palsy – for him, holding and gripping a pencil can be very difficult
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During their cultural exchange in Japan, UNRWA students Mohammed Abu Hadrous, Rawan Safi, Ghaida Abu Khatla, and their School Principal Rawia Hillis met with Japanese children from the Toyo Eiwa/Jogakuin high school. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
23 November 2015
Three UNRWA preparatory students from Gaza visited Japan from 29 October to 8 November. The students, who study in UNRWA schools inside a Japanese-funded housing project in Khan Younis, exchanged information about UNRWA schools, the curriculum and teaching methods with the Japanese students. “It was a great...
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