education

Qatar supports UNRWA’s University Scholarship Programme
06 June 2014
In Brussels, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, accepted a contribution of US$ 100,000 from His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Thani Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and...
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Slovenian Minister of Education Visits Am’ari
03 June 2014
West Bank The Minister of Education of the Republic of Slovenia, Jernej Pikalo, visited the West Bank Palestine Refugee camp of Am’ari on 24 May. Mr. Pikalo was accompanied by a delegation from the UN Relief and Works Agency, including Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank David Hutton. During a tour of...
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Promoting Quality Education for Palestine Refugee Children Against All Odds
30 May 2014
On 18 and 19 May, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Syria field education programme held its annual conference in Damascus to prepare for the forthcoming school year and to reflect on its achievements in promoting education for Palestine refugee children in spite of myriad challenges in Syria.
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UNRWA and NRC Launch Student Parliament Forum
29 May 2014
In collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) organized a ‘Student Parliament Forum’ on 22 May 2014 at UNESCO Palace in Beirut.
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American Musician Brings Bluegrass to Bethlehem
27 May 2014
West Bank “I’ve come all the way from Tennessee to see you”, American musician Sierra Hull told the packed crowd at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) girls’ school in Dheisheh camp on 21 May. “It’s always been my dream to visit Bethlehem and it is an honour for me to play for you here today”, she said, before she...
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UNRWA Holds Fourth School Parliament and Human Rights Activities in Irbid Camp
20 May 2014
Amman On 19 May, Deputy Director of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Operations in Jordan Dorothee Klaus opened the Fourth School Parliament and Human Rights Activities at Yarmouk Hall in Irbid camp. In her remarks, Ms. Klaus said: “The Declaration of Human Rights carries a deep message of respect and dignity and...
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A Home for Education in Gaza
14 May 2014
A new school is exciting anywhere, but for young Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip, it means so much more: It’s a whole new home for their education. Ask the students of the Al Qarara preparatory boys’ school, a new addition to the 245 UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Gaza. Built thanks to a generous...
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Lego Kings Shine in the United States
14 May 2014
“Our team, ‘Lego King’, was dreaming only of participating in the US Robotic Competition and nothing more”,
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UNRWA Holds Open Day in Amman Training Centre
13 May 2014
Amman On the occasion of the end of 2013/14 school year, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) held an open day at its Amman Training Centre (ATC) under the patronage of Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan Roger Davies. The centre organizes an annual open day for its students, showcasing...
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UNRWA Students from Gaza Win Messages of Peace Poetry Contest
12 May 2014
Gaza Children growing up in the Gaza Strip face daily challenges to their ability to obtain an education and enjoy the basic human rights that all children throughout the world deserve. But these challenges do not deter the many students in UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools who study hard—day in and day out—...
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