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08 April 2015
“I felt so happy to see the smile on girls’ faces when I was distributing school kits to them in Talbieh school,” Diala says. Diala Amer Fayez Kakish, 16, is a 10th grade student at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. She recently donated 210 school kits to students at the UNRWA Talbieh Girls’ School. Diala...
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23 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl today reopened the Khuza'a Elementary Co-ed A&B School, in eastern Khan Younis, Gaza Strip. The school hosts over 1,100 students, who returned to classrooms in mid-March.
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Japan’s Skate for Smile! project holds roller skating event at UNRWA school in Jericho
19 March 2015
Hiroshi Koizumi, a former member of 1970s roller derby team, the Tokyo Bombers, and leader of the Skate for Smile!, project visited Aqbet Jabr Boys School in the West Bank on 18 March to give roller skating training to 40 UNRWA students. The Skate for Smile! project conducts roller skating activities for youth in...
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Children collecting TOMS shoes in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
06 March 2015
Washington, DC UNRWA is pleased to announce a partnership with TOMS to support Palestine refugee children in Jordan and Gaza. In addition to giving shoes to UNRWA students, TOMS supports local distribution expenses through its ‘Last-Mile Contribution’, which is used to cover the cost of freight, vehicle rentals, fuel...
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UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
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16 February 2015
Ninth-grade students from Amari Camp Boys’ and Girls’ schools enjoyed an afternoon concert and music lessons at the UNRWA University College for Educational Sci¬ence in Ramallah on January 28, sponsored by the American Consulate-General in Jerusalem. The concert consisted of Woodie Guthrie cover songs, sung...
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Scott Anderson, Deputy Director of Operations for UNRWA in Gaza (left), shakes hands with Marcio Barbosa, Chief Executive Officer, Education Above All Foundation. © UNRWA
16 February 2015
During a press conference which took place Sunday at Al Shaqab in Doha, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora programme signed agreements with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) for reconstruction,...
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“Gaza Gateway helps us to improve our skills. Young people do not have to travel away anymore to find opportunities,” Hanin, a 23 year old Project Associate with UNRWA’s Gaza Gateway. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
UNRWA is piloting a new social enterprise, the Gaza Gateway, as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing employment prospects for young Palestine refugees in Gaza. The initiative is designed to help young IT graduates gain work experience and employability training, and create new opportunities within the devastated...
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