#EducationForLife

The “Education for Life” campaign celebrates fifty years of critical EU support to the Agency’s education programme, which continues to successfully serve Palestine refugee students across the Middle East. As part of this campaign, the EU and UNRWA are providing over 3,000 tablets to Palestine refugee students. This on-going initiative supports children’s access to quality, inclusive and modernized education, supporting student learning during the on-going pandemic and beyond.

(From left) UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini meeting with the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, in Brussels, Belgium. © 2022 EU NEAR Photo
The European Union announced a three-year multiyear contribution of EUR 246 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the...
 Hala and Razan are two 14-year-old Palestine refugee students at the UNRWA Dheisheh Basic Girls’ School, in Bethlehem, West Bank. © 2022 UNRWA Photo
Hala and Razan are two 14-year-old Palestine refugee students at the UNRWA Dheisheh Basic Girls’ School, in Bethlehem, West Bank. Both have a passion for...
Nada, a 14-year old Palestine refugee student at UNRWA Rafah Preparatory Girls School, holds a position in the High Council of Palestine Children under the supervision of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. © 2022 UNRWA Photo
Nada Aloul, a 14-year old Palestine refugee student in Gaza, studies in Rafah Preparatory Girls School in the southern Gaza Strip.
Mr Abdallah, UNRWA Deputy School Principal and winner of multiple international school awards © 2022 UNRWA Photo
“I always wanted to help teachers by enhancing their teaching techniques and to improve students’ experimental skills along with their understanding of science...

In Syria, Hala is teaching the world's fastest calculators! 

UNRWA & the European Union are proud to empower pioneering teachers like Hala, who...

Education is a powerful tool and fundamental in helping every child achieve their full potential. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt education systems worldwide
This year marks fifty years of partnership with the European Union, a key strategic partner for UNRWA, supporting the Agency in its efforts to help Palestine...
A young Palestine refugee from the Sateh al-Bahr Bedouin community receives a tablet as part of the  EU-UNRWA “Education for Life” campaign. © 2021 UNRWA Photo by Dina Sharif
the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) gathered to celebrate Ramadan
Teaching the world’s fastest calculators: Mathematical triumph in Syria
Enthusiastic and passionate, Hala is a mathematics teacher at the UNRWA Al-Ramleh School in Homs camp, Syria.
Miss Muammar, winner of the Global Creative Women Award (GCWA) 2021, teaches her students at UNRWA Fukhari Elementary Girls school in Gaza. © 2022 UNRWA Photo
Asmaa Muammar, a Palestine refugee teacher at Fukhari Elementary Girls school in Gaza
Marwa, an UNRWA graduate from Siblin Vocational and Technical Training Centre (STC), successfully opened her own beauty centre. © 2022 UNRWA Photo
Marwa Bilal Sharara graduated from the UNRWA Siblin Vocational and Technical Training Centre (STC) with a diploma in hair dressing and beauty culture seven...
The European Union Contributes Vital EUR 90 million to UNRWA
European Union (EU) Representative, Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff and the Director of Partnerships of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine...
Miss Al-Darbeesi teaches her students at UNRWA Marka Co-educational School in Amman with tablets provided by the European Union to ensure access to quality, inclusive and modernized education. © 2021 UNRWA Photo
Education is a powerful tool and fundamental in helping every child achieve their full potential. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt education systems worldwide...

    


 

GENDER equality

Modernization

Empowerment 

Opportunity

Quality & inclusive education provided by UNRWA & supported by the EU serves as a tool to bridge gaps in gender equality, participation & access to opportunities. As School Parliamentarian, students like Nada can, with her colleagues, tackle issues that are important for refugee students. EU support to UNRWA education is giving children the capacity to bring their issues to the table and play a role in social change and development.  

Education is a powerful tool and fundamental in helping every child achieve their full potential. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt education systems worldwide, digital learning has become a new reality and an essential service. The European Union has equipped the most vulnerable and marginalized UNRWA students in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem with tablets to enable their access to digital learning and ensure that Palestine refugee students are not left behind. 

UNRWA and the EU are proud to empower pioneering teachers like Hala, who strive for success despite challenges faced teaching in regions of ongoing conflict. Among her many successes, six of Hala’s students from UNRWA Al-Ramleh School in Homs camp, Syria, won the International World Mental Calculation Championship in 2021. Continuous support from the EU contributes to the success of UNRWA education programming and enables teachers like Hala to provide quality education, even in the most trying circumstances. 

The EU has established itself as a key partner to UNRWA, supporting Palestine refugees like Marwa through a variety of sectors with a special attention to improving quality education and employability. Providing Palestine refugees with the necessary skills to access the job market is at the core of the UNRWA TVET programme and continued EU support enables access to training and job opportunities.