Asma in her university’s media centre © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Aseel Eid
16 April 2015
Asma, 19, is a budding journalist who dreams of reporting on the Palestinian stories that need to be told; stories about refugees, occupation crimes and women’s rights. “I want to help my people and report on the stories that are not covered in the media. Now, with the help of UNRWA I can do that,” she says. Asma was...
Baseline study of classroom practices in UNRWA elementary schools

The UNRWA Education Reform Strategy has identified teacher education as a critical area of concern and key for improving the quality of education. It recognises that a motivated and well-trained teaching force is a prerequisite for quality education and that this can only be brought about by...

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08 April 2015
“I felt so happy to see the smile on girls’ faces when I was distributing school kits to them in Talbieh school,” Diala says. Diala Amer Fayez Kakish, 16, is a 10th grade student at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. She recently donated 210 school kits to students at the UNRWA Talbieh Girls’ School. Diala...
31 March 2015
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23 March 2015
UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl today reopened the Khuza'a Elementary Co-ed A&B School, in eastern Khan Younis, Gaza Strip. The school hosts over 1,100 students, who returned to classrooms in mid-March.
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Japan’s Skate for Smile! project holds roller skating event at UNRWA school in Jericho
19 March 2015
Hiroshi Koizumi, a former member of 1970s roller derby team, the Tokyo Bombers, and leader of the Skate for Smile!, project visited Aqbet Jabr Boys School in the West Bank on 18 March to give roller skating training to 40 UNRWA students. The Skate for Smile! project conducts roller skating activities for youth in...
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Children collecting TOMS shoes in Gaza. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
06 March 2015
Washington, DC UNRWA is pleased to announce a partnership with TOMS to support Palestine refugee children in Jordan and Gaza. In addition to giving shoes to UNRWA students, TOMS supports local distribution expenses through its ‘Last-Mile Contribution’, which is used to cover the cost of freight, vehicle rentals, fuel...
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UNRWA student Waed Yasin holds new school stationery she was given on Monday. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
17 February 2015
For 11-year-old Waed Yasin, a Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip, life has never been simple. Waed has witnessed three wars in the past seven years and knows that every portion of food or item of clothing must be shared evenly between her and her nine siblings.
16 February 2015
Ninth-grade students from Amari Camp Boys’ and Girls’ schools enjoyed an afternoon concert and music lessons at the UNRWA University College for Educational Sci¬ence in Ramallah on January 28, sponsored by the American Consulate-General in Jerusalem. The concert consisted of Woodie Guthrie cover songs, sung...