Students from Haifa School in Beirut who took part in #myvoicemyschool, November 2014. © 2014 UNRWA Photo
12 June 2015
“When the explosion happened, I was scared,” says Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, to his peers in England over Skype. “I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me.”
Two teenage girls from Yarmouk get ready to prepare to sit for national exams, Palestine Institute School, May 2015. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad
04 June 2015
Alaa still remembers the day she was forced to flee Syria. “When I visualize the old days of violence in Kafr Battna, Damascus, I cannot believe I am still alive,” she says. “The walls of our house were tumbling down as we fled. It is like a nightmare.” Like many other young Palestine refugees who ran from Syria to...
Nagham, Raghad, Maram, Safa’ and Ihssan won first place in an educational robotics competition in the West Bank last month. They will be participating for the third year in a row in the Arab League robotics competition in Jordan! Generous support from donors like the USA makes it possible for UNRWA to provide high quality education to Palestine refugees. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Awtan Khalawi
22 April 2015
“I am now aware of the importance of every minute, I appreciate time more. Before this experience I didn’t manage time well,” says Ihssan, an eighth grade student at the UNRWA Qattaneh Girls School in the West Bank.
Palestine refugee students in UNRWA schools at the end of an arts and sports session, which was generously supported by Dubai Cares in the Gaza Strip. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
20 March 2016
Supported by generous funding from Dubai Cares, the UNRWA Education Department and Community Mental Health Programme has engaged more than 175,000 children in UNRWA schools in Gaza through the delivery of weekly arts and sports classe
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UNRWA Palestine refugee students participating in the kite-flying event in solidarity with the people of Japan remembering the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
13 March 2016
On the fifth anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to hit Japan, messages of continued empathy and solidarity fly in the skies of Gaza. Over 1,000 Palestine refugee students from three UNRWA schools located in the Japanese housing project gathered to fly kites in commemoration of the disaster that...
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During their cultural exchange in Japan, UNRWA students Mohammed Abu Hadrous, Rawan Safi, Ghaida Abu Khatla, and their School Principal Rawia Hillis met with Japanese children from the Toyo Eiwa/Jogakuin high school. © 2015 UNRWA Photo
23 November 2015
Three UNRWA preparatory students from Gaza visited Japan from 29 October to 8 November. The students, who study in UNRWA schools inside a Japanese-funded housing project in Khan Younis, exchanged information about UNRWA schools, the curriculum and teaching methods with the Japanese students. “It was a great...
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20 August 2015
On Thursday, 20 August, UNRWA joined other UN bodies at the Damascus Opera House to celebrate World Humanitarian Day. UNRWA students enthralled a packed house with a musical performance featuring a Palestinian folk song and a song for UNRWA Regional Youth Ambassador Mohammad Assaf. The 30 displaced Palestine refugees...
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UNRWA students, teachers and parents join together to celebrate Human Rights Day
10 December 2014
A fluffy yellow die is thrown and a crowd of seventh-grade girls huddle around a giant Chutes and Ladders board, eager to see where the next move will take them. But instead of landing on a chute, or a ladder, the board piece lands on a white square that names a right – the right to freedom of expression. This prompts...
EU, UNICEF and UNRWA: Back-to-school kits for Palestine refugee students from Syria and Palestine refugee students in Lebanon
01 December 2014
UNRWA has held a ceremony at the Nimreen Preparatory School for Girls in Tyre to mark the beginning of the 2014/2015 school year. At the ceremony, Nimreen students received ‘back-to-school’ kits that include useful stationary items generously funded by UNICEF and the EU. This scholastic year, 38,619 Palestine refugee...
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