education

Palestine Refugees Pass the Test
04 August 2014
For Palestine refugees in Syria, the national ninth-grade exams, held in June, were an important opportunity and an immense challenge. And yet despite three years of conflict – in which thousands have been displaced and several schools damaged or closed; in which the residents of Yarmouk camp suffered months of siege...
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10th grade UNRWA students Bayan Ali and Hadeel Al-Hayek, from Al-Jofeh Preparatory Girls’ School, work on an industrial pick and place robot. © UNRWA
11 July 2014
Though few in number, the 45 Palestine refugee girls gathered on 26 June 2014 at the Jubilee Centre for Excellence in Education, in Amman, represented a major step in equalizing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Aged between 14 and 16, the girls, students at three UN Relief...
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A School Year in Yarmouk
04 July 2014
In the months of siege that began in July 2013, the Palestine refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus, ran out of virtually everything - food, medicines, basic supplies. For students preparing for the vital national examinations, one thing in particular was of paramount importance: light by which to study.
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Adapt, survive and thrive: UNRWA responds to the Syria crisis
02 July 2014
It was the start of another day for the UNRWA team in Syria. Our convoy entered the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus on 31 January where, as usual, a river of people as far as the eye could see stood waiting for food. A colleague casually snapped a photo, unaware that he had captured an image...
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Doing the Math in Damascus
01 July 2014
"My family's needs are beyond my ability to cope." A Palestine refugee from Syria, she fled besieged Yarmouk last year to seek shelter in Jaramana camp.
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A Passport to the Future
01 July 2014
the Damascus Training Centre (DTC) of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) seemed to provide a look into a brighter future for young people in conflict-torn Syria
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Saudi Arabia Supports Education and Health for Palestine Refugees
01 July 2014
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 89.5 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). On 30 June, two agreements, to support UNRWA projects in the West Bank and Gaza, were signed in Riyadh by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director HE...
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Students in Syria: Simple Needs and Hopeful Dreams
18 June 2014
“One morning, I went out to buy some food while my father was at work”, says Mohamed, a teenage Palestine refugee from Yarmouk camp, in Syria. “By the time I returned home, a missile had hit. My mother and two of my sisters were killed instantly. My two other sisters were injured.”
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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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