education

Madaba Community Comes Together for Palestine Refugee Children
17 June 2014
Amira, a teacher at the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Madaba Elementary Girls School, remembers one of her students, second-grader Bana, saying to her: “Miss, I want to return to my classroom. I don’t like this room. It’s dark and many women come in.”
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Technical & Vocational Education & Training: A Gateway for Palestinian Youth Dreams
13 June 2014
In Lebanon, where their economic conditions frequently hold them back from educational attainment and other opportunities, Palestine refugee youth cling to every ray of hope. Their living conditions motivate them to seize every opportunity that they can, to work hard and to give back to help their family and their...
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A Garden in Qalqilya
10 June 2014
What can a principal do to make every morning even better for her students? AmalHasanein, principal of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Qalqilya Boys Basic School No. 2, decided to start with something simple and powerful: a garden at the school, to welcome her students as they arrive.
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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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