education

26 April 2016
Through generous funding from UNICEF, UNRWA held today the closing ceremony for the 2014-15 ‘support to school parliaments in UNRWA Schools in Lebanon’ project in Saida. The initiative consisted of training, capacity building activities and provision of small grants to School Parliaments in 41 UNRWA schools...
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 Thirteen-year-old Yasmin al-Najjar (centre), a student in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Impaired (RCVI), distributes snacks among her classmates, celebrating her first-place prize in the UNRWA educational human rights competition in Gaza City. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
20 April 2016
Thirteen-year-old Yasmin Al-Najjar – a student in the UNRWA Rehabilitation Centre for Visually Impaired (RCVI) in Gaza city – won the first prize in a voluntary educational human rights competition launched by UNRWA in all elementary schools in Gaza city
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14 April 2016
As part of its ‘Rebuild Palestine. Start with Education’ initiative, Dubai Cares supports two schools benefiting 2,570 refugee Palestinian children
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Jacopo Intini
31 March 2016
The Nation of Brunei has donated eight gas heaters to the UNRWA Nazzal Co-Ed Elementary School in Amman
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Nilse Ryman
29 March 2016
The UNRWA Deputy Director for Education, Nilse Ryman, participated in a consultation meeting with a small group of experts last week to develop a technical guidance document that will support education policymakers in reinforcing education to prevent violent extremism
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17 March 2016
UNRWA, through generous funding from the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC), commenced implementation of the second phase of the “construction and equipping of UNRWA Schools in the Gaza Strip” project
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2016 Global Teacher Prize winner Hanan al-Hroub. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
14 March 2016
Palestine refugee and West Bank teacher, Hanan al-Hroub, has been awarded the Global Teacher Prize, known as ‘the Education Nobel’, for her work with traumatized children in the West Bank
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Hanan al-Hroub, originally from Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, is a second-grade teacher based in Ramallah. Her ‘Play and Learn’ approach to teaching has earned her a spot among the top ten finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
11 March 2016
Hanan al-Hroub, a second-grade teacher at Samiha Khalil Secondary School, a governmental school in Ramallah, and originally from Dheisheh refugee camp, is one of the top ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize
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© 2016 Asia Education Summit
10 March 2016
More than 500 education practitioners, policymakers, academics, government officials, UN staff and representatives from 22 countries gathered from 24 to 26 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Asia Education Summit to share their creativity, experience and innovative strategies on how best to reach millions of...
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A’hed Salameh from Al-Amal Preparatory Girls School in Khan Younis receives her certificate from UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and Chief of the UNRWA Education Programme in Gaza Farid Abu Athra during the school’s honouring ceremony for high achieving students. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
01 March 2016
Being recognized as one of the top students in your class is a remarkable achievement. It requires perseverance, dedication and ambition. But getting there becomes all the more challenging when your studies and school life are frequently interrupted by conflict, trauma or illness. In Gaza, which has seen three...
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