education

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...
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Seventeen-year-old Nada Shawaheen placed first in the literary section of this year’s national twelfth grade exams in Syria. Her family was forced to flee their home in Yarmouk when armed violence broke out inside the camp in December 2012. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad.
13 July 2015
"For Palestine refugees, education is a lifeline,” says 17-year-old Nada Shawaheen, a bright and confident Palestine refugee student from Yarmouk, Damascus.
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Sixteen-year-old Maher is one of 129 Palestine refugee students who left the besieged neighbourhood of Yarmouk to sit their ninth-grade exams in Damascus. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 July 2015
In the weeks leading up to Syria’s ninth-grade national exams, 16-year-old Maher suffered from nightmares. Unusually for a student, he was less concerned about the exams and more worried about reaching the examination centre. “Every night I had a nightmare,” he recalled. “We were at the checkpoint to get out of...
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Qamar returns to school after attending catch-up classes at the 2014 UNRWA Summer Learning Programme. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
26 June 2015
“I was living in Yarmouk Camp and I had to flee my house,” says 11-year-old Qamar. “I was in the third grade when I left.” Like many Palestine refugee children from Syria, Qamar’s education was abruptly interrupted by the conflict.
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Students from Haifa School in Beirut who took part in #myvoicemyschool, November 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2015
“When the explosion happened, I was scared,” says Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, to his peers in England over Skype. “I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me.”
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Oday Tariq Baker, benefits from Arabic Language and Mathematics lessons. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ahmad Awad
12 June 2015
This week, UNRWA in Gaza started its annual Summer Learning Program (SLP). This program provides children who failed Arabic, Mathematics or both the opportunity to level up and move to the next grade level. The students who failed Arabic or Math have been informed to attend the SLP. These children will attend special...
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UNRWA-WHO panel on “Refugees and internally displaced persons: Right to health, right to life?” © 2015 UNRWA Representative Office to the European Union
08 June 2015
On 3 and 4 June, UNRWA prominently participated in the European Development Days (EDDs) Brussels, that took place under the theme “our world, our dignity, our future”, and attracted over 6,000 high‐profile political decision makers, development practitioners, international organisations, advocacy organisations,...
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Ninth grade students living in Yarmouk and Lebanon arrive to board at an UNRWA school to prepare and sit for national exams. UNRWA Alliance School, Damascus, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammed
01 June 2015
Palestine refugee students have been returning to the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, after they spent the past two weeks taking national exams outside the camp. A total of 152 ninth grade students were involved. “I am looking forward to returning to Yarmouk to see my family. I have been here for two weeks...
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EAC Director Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi and UNESCO-UNRWA Education Director Dr. Caroline Pontefract visit an UNRWA preparatory girls’ school in North Amman. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
01 June 2015
UNRWA welcomed Educate A Child (EAC) Director Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi, to brief her on the ongoing UNRWA/Educate A Child programme. Educate A Child is a global programme founded by Her Royal Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar’s Education Above All Foundation.
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Japanese volunteers and UNRWA students put their drawings on display
25 May 2015
“It is a small world. A world of love, laughter, hope, dreams and fear. There is a lot we can share. It is time to realize it is a small world after all,” said Ro’a and Sondos from Zohour girls’ school at the opening ceremony of the ‘My Pictures’ drawing exhibition in Amman. Their team’s drawing was titled ‘Small...
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