education

UNRWA Students Win Robotics Competition
01 May 2014
Jordan In the ninth national robotics competition in Jordan, first prize went to four students of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Baqa’a camp and two of their teachers. “Our team, ‘Lego King’, competed against 37 private and government schools. It was tough, but worth the effort. I felt like we won...
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Microsoft Partnership for UNRWA Students
30 April 2014
Amman The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has announced a joint initiative with the Microsoft IT Academy to better equip students at the Agency’s vocational and technical training centres (VTTCs) with the practical knowledge necessary to succeed in a business world heavily reliant on technology. The new programme...
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29 April 2014
Amman In Amman on 22 April, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) hosted Laura Quintana, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cisco Systems, Inc., for her first meeting with the Agency. Along with other Cisco officials, she had come to discuss increasing the successful cooperation between Cisco and...
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A Beautiful Day
28 April 2014
The smiles on hundreds of faces at Amman New Camp Elementary Girls’ School - of children, parents, officials, staff members and others from local community – could only mean one thing: Joy Day. School Head Teacher Safiyyeh Mitwalli explained: “South Amman Area every year organizes a Joy Day, which includes activities...
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UNESCO reaffirms its historic support to the UNRWA Education Programme
27 April 2014
ِAmman The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides assistance and protection to some 5 million Palestine refugees, welcomed Dr. Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to its headquarters in Amman for a three-day visit to its...
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UNRWA Welcomes Austrian Minister to the West Bank
24 April 2014
East Jerusalem On 23 April, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, welcomed Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, on an official visit to the West Bank. Mr. Krähenbühl...
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Mohammad Khalaf/UNRWA Archives
24 April 2014
On 1 April, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) began over two weeks’ of events to honour World Health Day, marked by the international community every 7 April since 1950. In Syria, more than 600 Palestine refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict attended 27 health-education sessions in schools, health centres...
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UNRWA Teachers ‘Warm a Child’
07 April 2014
At the Dhahyet Qudsaya al-Oula school in Damascus, UNRWA teachers see all too clearly that their students need them, right now, to be more than just teachers.
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$2.5 million boost for UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem
03 April 2014
East Jerusalem Three schools in East Jerusalem have become the grateful recipients of a US$ 2.5 million grant from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). OFID Director-General Suleiman Al-Herbish, who is currently on an official visit to Palestine, signed an agreement to this effect with the Deputy...
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Step by Step
31 March 2014
“For 18 years, I used to take my pocket money from my dad”, says Hanan. Now 35, she has always nurtured great expectations, planning to become a career woman with no need for pocket money.
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