education

UNRWA Archives
06 November 2014
“You know Mousa, I have a good idea about how our school can benefit from the old desks kept in the storeroom,” ninth grade student Osama told his classmate. With Mousa’s encouragement, Osama, a student parliament representative at Marka Prep Boys School (No. 1) in Jordan, shared his idea at one of the regular...
Features
31 October 2014
Lebanon The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in collaboration with Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) celebrated World Teachers' Day 2014 with an event at UNESCO Palace in Beirut themed ‘Invest in the Future, Invest in Teachers!’ More than 250 people attended the ceremony, including...
Press Releases
UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
To the rhythm of traditional Palestinian songs, displaced Palestine refugee students gathered on October 16 at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre to celebrate World Teachers Day. They expressed their appreciation for the valuable contributions UNRWA teachers have made to their lives, as well as honouring retiring...
Features
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
29 October 2014
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has announced she is donating US$ 50,000 to rebuild an UNRWA school damaged during the recent fighting in Gaza. Ms. Yousafzai made the announcement in Stockholm, where she accepted the prestigious World's Children's Prize. The amount represents all the prize money.
Press Releases
Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives
09 October 2014
18 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centres for approximately 53,869 internally displaced persons.
Emergency Reports
Baian Abassi/UNRWA Archives
30 September 2014
UNRWA celebrated the inauguration of Shu’fat Basic Girls School in Shu’fat camp, a project that was funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Guests at the celebration included UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank Felipe Sanchez, Hani Abu Diab from the Islamic Development Bank and the Head of the UNRWA...
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300,000 UNRWA children start school in conflict-ravaged Gaza and Syria
14 September 2014
Nearly 300,000 children went back to UNRWA schools at the start of the school year in Gaza and Syria today. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academic year for almost three weeks,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. "But after the traumatic...
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