Youth

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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Global Action Week Update: A Commitment to Inclusive Education
08 May 2014
Beginning on 4 May, in honour of Global Action Week on Education for All, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) once again joins national and regional educational programmes around the world in considering its progress towards the goals outlined in the Education for All agreement ratified by the worlds governments in...
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An Anniversary for Engaging Youth
25 April 2014
Syria At the Damascus Training Centre of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), on the hillside south-west of the city, 12 young Palestine refugees sat together one evening to share their concerns, their dreams and their hopes for the future. It was an appropriate anniversary, as the centre’s international computer...
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From Gaza to Mount Kilimanjaro
04 April 2014
At the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Motasem Abu Karsh, a Palestine refugee from Gaza’s Amer neighbourhood, raised the flag of Palestine to fly in the sky above Africa. For this 16-year-old, it was a particularly sweet victory. To reach the top of the mountain, Motasem had to overcome not just the everyday challenges...
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Engaging Youth to Engage the Youngest
02 April 2014
Watching Reitag, 4, and Hadi, 5, concentrate on making paper snowmen seems an almost charmed scene. But for these kids and the 23 other young Palestine refugees in their group, their short lives have been anything but charmed. Instead, they’ve been marked by the unimaginable horrors and the sudden displacements of the...
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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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Climbing to the Top
19 March 2014
West Bank Yasmeen al-Najjar had one of her legs amputated when she was only 3 years old, after being hit by a car in her village, Burin, near Nablus. In January 2014, when Yasmeen al-Najjar was 17, she was very far away from Burin: 19,341 feet above sea level, at the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro...
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UNRWA Scholarship Eases the Life of a Needy Student
21 February 2014
When 18-year-old Zeid came home in August 2012 with the news that he had excelled in the Tawjihi exams, earning an average of 96.2 per cent, his father, Yousef Abu-Ersheid, could not hold back tears. But they were not just the happy tears of a proud father. "I am crying because I am afraid you won't be able to...
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