education

Promoting Human Rights in the World’s Most Unstable Region
10 December 2014
Human Rights Day has a unique significance for over half a million children educated daily in hundreds of United Nations schools across the Middle East
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UNRWA students, teachers and parents join together to celebrate Human Rights Day
10 December 2014
A fluffy yellow die is thrown and a crowd of seventh-grade girls huddle around a giant Chutes and Ladders board, eager to see where the next move will take them. But instead of landing on a chute, or a ladder, the board piece lands on a white square that names a right – the right to freedom of expression. This prompts...
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INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts
10 December 2014
A new partnership agreement between Intel and UNRWA will improve access to the Agency’s innovative learning materials for thousands of Palestine refugee students and teachers. With the Intel Foundation support of US$ 100,000, UNRWA will create an online portal as a central gateway for continuous education for children...
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Princess Basma of Jordan visits UNRWA Faculty of Educational Science and Arts
28 November 2014
Princess Basma of Jordan complimented UNRWA staff and students on their “spirit of enthusiasm and commitment” during a courtesy visit to the Agency’s Faculty of Educational Science and Arts (FESA) in Amman on 29 October 2014. Arrayed in traditional Palestinian wear, excited FESA students welcomed the Princess with...
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No more fear of the dark at Jalazone
13 November 2014
It’s remarkable, the difference renovating a school can make. When you first ask the girls at the UNRWA Jalazone Girls’ School in the West Bank what they like about their new school, their comments include, “There are new desks, the old desks were rubbish.” But if you dig a little deeper, you uncover profound change,...
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Regional Study: Palestinian Refugee Students Attending UN Schools Achieve Above-Average Results on International Assessments
13 November 2014
According to a new report by the World Bank Group, Palestine refugee students attending UNRWA schools in the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan are achieving higher-than-average results in international assessments such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and Program for International Student Assessment,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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