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Zainab Yassin, 58, was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. Today, with the support of the UNRWA health programme, she is able to manage her conditions through targeted medication, a healthy diet and regular exercise. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Yassir Awad
07 April 2016
Fifty-eight year old Zainab Yassin was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. “I attended one of UNRWA’s health centres for a normal condition, when the nurse said that I had to take some blood tests, including tests for blood sugar levels. I was shocked and I went through...
“Ordinary women can play extraordinary roles in the community.” On 8 March, the UNRWA Gender Initiative organized a celebration of International Women’s Day in the UNRWA Vocational Training Centre in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Reham Ghazali
21 March 2016
Approximately 500 women and girls from all areas of Gaza gathered at the UNRWA Khan Younis Training Centre on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day together
Hanan al-Hroub, originally from Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, is a second-grade teacher based in Ramallah. Her ‘Play and Learn’ approach to teaching has earned her a spot among the top ten finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Alaa Ghosheh
11 March 2016
Hanan al-Hroub, a second-grade teacher at Samiha Khalil Secondary School, a governmental school in Ramallah, and originally from Dheisheh refugee camp, is one of the top ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize
A’hed Salameh from Al-Amal Preparatory Girls School in Khan Younis receives her certificate from UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl and Chief of the UNRWA Education Programme in Gaza Farid Abu Athra during the school’s honouring ceremony for high achieving students. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
01 March 2016
Being recognized as one of the top students in your class is a remarkable achievement. It requires perseverance, dedication and ambition. But getting there becomes all the more challenging when your studies and school life are frequently interrupted by conflict, trauma or...
A student from an UNRWA school in North Gaza is participating in the ‘voluntary day’ held on 4 February 2016. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
17 February 2016
In the spirit of International Volunteer Day, on 4 February, 200 UNRWA students – together with UNRWA counsellors, teachers, their parents and local community leaders – participated in a ‘volunteering day’ activity in North Gaza to promote volunteering among youth in Gaza