education

UNRWA Schools Open On Time Thanks to US$ 15 Million Kuwaiti Pledge
28 August 2015
A generous pledge of US$ 15 million from the Government of Kuwait will help enable UNRWA to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year
Press Releases
28 August 2015
UNRWA has looked into a recent accusation related to offensive posts on a Facebook page claiming to represent the UNRWA Rameh School in Syria and has concluded that the Facebook page in question is an impostor page.
Official Statements
22 August 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has expressed his deep gratitude for the exemplary support, commitment and understanding from host country governments as UNRWA has strived to close its core budget deficit in recent months.
Press Releases
© 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
19 August 2015
STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year open. Students will return to school according to plan in Palestine on 24 August, in Jordan on 1 September, in Lebanon on 7 September and in Syria on 13 September. I have taken...
Official Statements
© 2015 UNRWA Photo
17 August 2015
On 11 and 12 August, the UNRWA education programme in Syria held its annual conference in Damascus to reflect on its achievements in promoting quality education for Palestine refugee children in Syria despite significant challenges. The conference brought together 150 teachers, school principals and education support...
Press Releases
On 29 and 31 July, the South and North campuses of the Siblin Training Centre held their graduation ceremonies for 533 graduating students for the 2014-2015 academic year. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Samir Saidawi
13 August 2015
Under the patronage of the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Lebanon, H.E. Ashraf Dabbour, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Matthias Schmale, as well as with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre’s South Campus organized a graduation...
Press Releases
Al-Khair Foundation signs MoU with UN Agency for Palestine refugees. © 2012 UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan.
28 July 2015
In line with its commitment to improving the lives of the poor, Al-Khair Foundation (AKF), the third largest Muslim charity in the United Kingdom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Press Releases
UNRWA student Maram is off to the United States in late July to participate in the international youth exchange programme TechGirls. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Anwar Abu-Sakieneh
27 July 2015
Fifteen-year-old UNRWA student Maram is off to the United States in late July to participate in the international youth exchange programme - TechGirls. “I see photos and movies about the USA; participation in the programme is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says Maram.
Features
School Principal Basil Madi (right) and teacher Hanan Ashqar during a training on humanitarian principles at the New Gaza Elementary Boys A and B School in Gaza City. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan
22 July 2015
Thanks to a United States-funded teacher training, UNRWA teachers in Gaza are better prepared to ensure their classrooms are safe, empowering environments for their students. The training focuses on United Nations humanitarian principles such as humanity, neutrality, impartiality, operational independence, and...
Features