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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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On 22 September 2015, 41 young Palestine refugees from UNRWA collective shelters put on and performed their own play, ‘Reach Your Dreams’. In partnership with UNICEF, UNRWA had run a theater workshop for young Palestine refugees living in collective shelters in Syria. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
10 November 2015
Often feeling marginalized and insignificant and having lived through intense traumas Palestine refugee teens living in UNRWA shelters in Syria voiced their desire to be heard and to share their experiences with their parents and communities. In response to their call, UNRWA ran a theater workshop in partnership with...
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RCVI student Abdel Rahman performs one of the karate moves he learned during his training classes at al-Mashatal sports club in Gaza City. ©2015 UNRWA  Photo by Tamer Hamam
09 November 2015
In August 2015, for the first time the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired, in partnership with the al-Mashtal sports club in Gaza city, launched a pilot karate training for eight visually impaired students aimed at establishing the first Palestinian karate team that includes children with special...
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