Youth

“Gaza Gateway helps us to improve our skills. Young people do not have to travel away anymore to find opportunities,” Hanin, a 23 year old Project Associate with UNRWA’s Gaza Gateway. © UNRWA Photo by Shareef Sarhan
12 February 2015
UNRWA is piloting a new social enterprise, the Gaza Gateway, as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing employment prospects for young Palestine refugees in Gaza. The initiative is designed to help young IT graduates gain work experience and employability training, and create new opportunities within the devastated...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl (left) and The Vice President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Doo Jung Soo shake hands after the signing of an agreement to support the “Gaza Gateway”, a social enterprise for outsourcing employment. © UNRWA Photo
12 February 2015
The Vice President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Doo Jung Soo and UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl signed a contribution agreement on 11 February 2015 to support the “Gaza Gateway”, a social enterprise for outsourcing employment. The three-year contribution of US$ 1.3 million (...
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A chandelier made of recycled magazine by the participants of the Engaging Youth project recycling course held at the Damascus Training Centre. © UNRWA/ Taghrid Mohammad
30 December 2014
Three internally displaced Palestine refugees from Yarmouk and nine interior design trainees sat around a table at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre, preparing a wastebasket of recycled magazines. These students were the first batch of apprentices to join a new UNRWA recycling course, and spent September and October...
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INTEL helps UNRWA expand innovative self-learning programme for children affected by regional conflicts
10 December 2014
A new partnership agreement between Intel and UNRWA will improve access to the Agency’s innovative learning materials for thousands of Palestine refugee students and teachers. With the Intel Foundation support of US$ 100,000, UNRWA will create an online portal as a central gateway for continuous education for children...
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First-place winner photo by Niraz Saied, Yarmuok camp, Syria.
26 November 2014
A timeless photograph capturing the anguish of children affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria has won first prize in the European Union-supported 2014 UNRWA youth photography competition.
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Vocational Training: A Lifeline for Palestinian Youth in Syria
19 August 2014
Despite battling displacement and disability, Yehya is one of the most gifted students at the UNRWA Damascus Training Centre. Yehya, whose family fled the heightened tensions of Yarmouk in December 2012, knows there is a lot riding on his shoulders.
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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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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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Lego Kings Shine in the United States
14 May 2014
“Our team, ‘Lego King’, was dreaming only of participating in the US Robotic Competition and nothing more”,
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