education

© 2015 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
10 December 2015
UNRWA schools in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan brought together students, parents and teachers along with representatives from countries around the world to participate in activities to mark Human Rights Day
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Students from the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre explain their model of a sustainable city or ‘eco-city’ to Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Michael Kingsley-Nyinah at this year’s SyriaTech exhibition. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
09 December 2015
UNRWA students never miss an opportunity to apply what they have learned during their vocational training classes. On 24 October, 11 Palestine refugee students from the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre displayed their inventions at the SyriaTech exhibition
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The new school year began on 13 September 2015 in Syria. UNRWA has opened 99 schools throughout the country to provide primary education to approximately 43,000 Palestine refugee children. Out of 99 schools, 44 are UNRWA facilities and 55 are hosted in schools provided by the Ministry of...

01 December 2015
The UNRWA education programme led a three-day workshop in Amman from 11 to 13 November 2015 for the development of a Quality Assurance Framework for its schools. The workshop brought together UNRWA education professionals from Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan, as well as Agency staff working in the areas...
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From play-dough to pencils, a creative, child-centred approach to the first steps of writing. © 2015 UNRWA Photo Courtesy of Souyama Abed and Sahar al-Rageb
27 November 2015
Like all grade 1 children in their first year at school, seven-year-old Arafat is working hard to master the foundational skills of reading and writing. This is slightly more challenging for Arafat, who has cerebral palsy – for him, holding and gripping a pencil can be very difficult
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Hala Mahmoud Mesmih teaches deaf children how to use sign language at the Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre in Deir El-Balah, central Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
27 November 2015
Twenty-six-year-old Palestine refugee Hala Mahmoud Mesmih was born with a severe hearing impairment. Although this made it difficult for her to communicate, she attended a regular UNRWA school until the age of 10, when her sense of hearing deteriorated further
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Through its Education in Emergencies (EiE) programme, UNRWA has been actively working to ensure access to quality education for Palestine Refugees affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, both for children in Syria and for those who have fled to neighboring countries, particularly Lebanon and...

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10 November 2015
UNRWA and the Norwegian Refugee Council held their second regional meeting in Amman from 27 to 28 October 2015 to review the progress to date on the regional Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies and explore ways to further strengthen the partnership in order to ensure quality education for...
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This first issue of the LMRD Quarterly Update aims at providing a glimpse on the complementary schemes to addressing the country-related challenges facing Palestine refugee youth in accessing the Lebanese labour market.

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30 October 2015
UNRWA, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), held a ceremony at the Wadi El Hawareth School in Beqaa to mark the beginning of the 2015/16 scholastic year at UNRWA schools
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