Back to Learning 2020

#BacktoLearning

Palestine refugee children, like children anywhere, have the right to education, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the global landscape of classrooms and schools. To keep Palestine refugee children safe and healthy as they go #BacktoLearning, we are implementing innovative modalities in UNRWA schools to adapt to the new circumstances necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, including our renowned Education in Emergencies programme.


UN agencies launch “Learning is Back”, a song on return to learning in the Middle East and North Africa

Ensuring continuity of learning for all children in-person or remotely is a priority as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the region and disrupting the education process. ... more

 

 

 

 

: Mohammad Ibrahim at the UNRWA Area Office in Aleppo to celebrate his success in the ninth-grade exams. © 2020 UNRWA Photo

DISPLACEMENT AND DISABILITIES: MOHAMMAD’S STORY OF SUCCESS DESPITE THE ODDS

Mohammad Ibrahim, 15 years-old, visited the UNRWA Area Office in Aleppo with is mother and sister to celebrate his success in the ninth-grade exams held this past July. With a shy, but proud smile, he wrote a thank you note to his teachers at the UNRWA Mikhael Kashoor School in Aleppo more

 

I WILL NEVER LOSE HOPE: SARA’S LETTER

My name is Sara and I am a Palestine refugee. I was born in 2006 in an "unofficial" refugee camp in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia. I love technology and computer programming. I also have a creative side – I enjoy acting, public speaking and drawing. more

 

Israa al-Rifai, 15, is an UNRWA student at the UNRWA Shafa Amr School in Barzeh, Damascus. © 2020 Photo courtesy of Israa al-Rifai

ISRAA’S PERFECT SCORE: LEARNING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

“I will always remember 2020. Many unforgettable moments in my life have taken place this year. Most of them have been sad and scary. But also for the first time in many years, something happened that makes me happy and proud, something that gives me hope. After so many years of hard work, after seeing Syria suffer for almost a decade, after worrying about how the conflict will affect my education, this year changed my life. I thought I was dreaming when I saw my exam results. I managed to achieve the highest score possible, 310 out of 310, with a full mark in each of the subjects.. more

   

Palestine refugee students in Syria went Back to Learning on 13 September 2020. Student safety is a top priority for UNRWA and COVID-19 best practices are being enforced throughout Agency schools across the country. 

 

 

UNRWA Commissioner-General Visits Refugee Camps in Bethlehem Amid COVID-19 Surge, Thanks Staff for Service and Welcomes Students ‘Back to Learning’

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, thanked the Agency’s frontline staff for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic during a visit to Aida and Dheisheh Palestine refugee camps in Bethlehem yesterday.… more

 

 

UNRWA SCHOOL CHILDREN IN JORDAN GO BACK TO LEARNING

Over 115,000 girls and boys went Back to Learning in the schools of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jordan. Due to the health crisis, created by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNRWA schools are opening their doors to students in line with the health and safety regulations of the Government of Jordan.… more