education

Students at Haifa/al-Majdal School in Damascus speak to British students over Skype as part of #myvoicemyschool. November 2014 © UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad

Refugee students from Syria find their voice in the classroom

16 December 2014
This autumn, Palestine refugee students in Damascus, Beirut and Irbid linked up with students in the United Kingdom in the UNRWA school partnership project #myvoicemyschool. As the students got to know each other, they quickly developed friendships that transcended conflict and cultural differences. Craig, a student...
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The match gets more intense as the green team scores a goal. © UNRWA/Nada Homsi
14 December 2014
The drum beats a battle song as sweaty, energetic UNRWA students face off. The audience looks on, cheering and jumping to the beat, leaning over rails to catch a glimpse of the action.
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League of Arab States reaffirms support for UNRWA education programme

11 December 2014
Cairo The 24 th Annual Meeting of the League of Arab States Board of Educational Affairs for the Children of Palestine reaffirmed the League’s support for UNRWA education programme. The high-level meeting, held in Cairo on 9-12 November, brought together senior UNRWA management, Palestinian affairs representatives...
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Promoting Human Rights in the World’s Most Unstable Region
10 December 2014
Human Rights Day has a unique significance for over half a million children educated daily in hundreds of United Nations schools across the Middle East
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UNRWA students, teachers and parents join together to celebrate Human Rights Day

UNRWA students, teachers and parents join together to celebrate Human Rights Day

10 December 2014
A fluffy yellow die is thrown and a crowd of seventh-grade girls huddle around a giant Chutes and Ladders board, eager to see where the next move will take them. But instead of landing on a chute, or a ladder, the board piece lands on a white square that names a right – the right to freedom of expression. This prompts...
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INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts

INTEL helps innovative self-learning programme for children affected by conflict

10 December 2014
A new partnership agreement between Intel and UNRWA will improve access to the Agency’s innovative learning materials for thousands of Palestine refugee students and teachers. With the Intel Foundation support of US$ 100,000, UNRWA will create an online portal as a central gateway for continuous education for children...
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Princess Basma of Jordan visits UNRWA Faculty of Educational Science and Arts

Princess Basma of Jordan visits UNRWA Faculty of Educational Science and Arts

28 November 2014
Princess Basma of Jordan complimented UNRWA staff and students on their “spirit of enthusiasm and commitment” during a courtesy visit to the Agency’s Faculty of Educational Science and Arts (FESA) in Amman on 29 October 2014. Arrayed in traditional Palestinian wear, excited FESA students welcomed the Princess with...
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No more fear of the dark at Jalazone
13 November 2014
It’s remarkable, the difference renovating a school can make. When you first ask the girls at the UNRWA Jalazone Girls’ School in the West Bank what they like about their new school, their comments include, “There are new desks, the old desks were rubbish.” But if you dig a little deeper, you uncover profound change,...
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Regional Study: Palestinian Refugee Students Attending UN Schools Achieve Above-Average Results on International Assessments

UNRWA students achieve above-average results on international assessments

13 November 2014
According to a new report by the World Bank Group, Palestine refugee students attending UNRWA schools in the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan are achieving higher-than-average results in international assessments such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and Program for International Student Assessment,...
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