back to school 2019 - #educationisouroxygen

On June 25, two UNRWA students, Hanan and Hatem, addressed a large number of representatives of the United Nations General Assembly, its President and the UN Secretary-General on behalf of 532,000 fellow students from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. They spoke on behalf of the high achievers and those who struggle; for those who take risks every day passing checkpoints and those whose lives were lost over the past year. They spoke for the young girls and boys, for those who dream of becoming teachers, athletes, engineers, or poets and presidents. In the words of Hatem Hamdouna, “UNRWA education is like oxygen. It’s what’s keeping us alive”.   UNRWA is proud to be trusted to educate some 532,000 Palestine refugee kids across the Middle East. Each bright young mind that enters the gates of our 708 schools every day has a dream and the potential to achieve that dream. #EducationIsOurOxygen 


UNRWA BACK TO SCHOOL 2019 - ISMAIL AJJAWI, HARVARD CLASS OF 2023

Seventeen-year-old Palestine refugee, Ismail Ajjawi, was admitted to the Harvard University incoming freshman class of 2023 and issued a visa to the United States ... more

120,000 PALESTINE REFUGEE STUDENTS IN JORDAN RETURN TO UNRWA SCHOOLS

Ahmad Sa’feen began a new school year yesterday at one of 169 schools run by the UNRWA in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ... more

46,000 PALESTINE REFUGEE STUDENTS IN WEST BANK RETURN TO UNRWA SCHOOLS 

This week, 46,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys began the 2019-2020 scholastic year in the 96 schools run by the UNRWA in the West Bank ... more

GHAZAL’S SUCCESS STORY: A DAY FOR CELEBRATIONS

GHAZAL’S SUCCESS STORY:
A DAY FOR CELEBRATIONS

“I cannot describe my feelings when our exam results were announced. There was a lot of excitement in the room, I was so happy.  I cried with joy!” ... more

"I am just a child, I know nothing
about politics.". Hatem's story

When you have lived through three armed conflicts, When soldiers have raided your home, leaving you frightened and confused, ... more

CELEBRATING THE FIRST DAY OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Today is the first day of the school year 2019-2020 for over 282,000 girls and boys who attend schools run by the UNRWA in Gaza. As children walked through the gates  ... more