education

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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Spanish Students Visit Aida Camp
27 March 2014
West Bank On 18 March, a UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) delegation brought over a dozen Spanish students from different Catalan universities to the Palestine refugee camp of Aida, in the West Bank. It was the first time these students had visited a refugee camp, where they saw young people like them living in...
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Shelter from the Storm
24 March 2014
Palestine refugee women’s lives have always been very difficult. We lead lives of continuous struggle, very different from the normal life enjoyed by others,”
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24 March 2014
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, laid the cornerstone today for an innovative project to construct an environmentally friendly, zero-emission ‘green school’ in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. The project has come about after intensive work by the Agency’s engineers in...
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