Today UNRWA launched the Mother and Child Health (MCH) handbook at al-Jalil health centre in Yarmouk. The project, funded by the Japanese government at the cost of US$37,500, aims to improve the maternal and child health of Palestinian refugees in Syria.
Spirits were high as a group of Palestinian schoolchildren stormed onto the field on 26 and 27 March for the annual UNRWA-JICA Football Cup. Eight teams gathered at Damascus’ al-Faiha stadium, seven from UNRWA schools across Syria and one from the French School in Damascus.
The Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Mr. Koichi Kawakami, yesterday held a lunch for seven Palestinian students who graduated in Sciences and Business Administration thanks to scholarships from the government of Japan.
As the sun burned off the early morning chill, young Palestine refugees from five different cities entered the field at the Fihaa Stadium in Damascus. They have been training all year for this tournament and were united behind one cause: love and affection for football.
His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador to Jordan, Mr. Tetsuo Shioguchi, today visited UNRWA’s Amman Training Center, including the nursing section which was funded by a Japanese contribution of about $250,000.
The Damascus Training Centre (DTC) is an example of how the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and its donors succeed in providing valuable skills and opportunities for young Palestine refugees in Syria.