Celebrating UNRWA education staff this World Teachers’ Day
05 October 2015
In a classroom in Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank, students lean out of their chairs, all eager for their chance to answer questions about Arabic grammar. The active and happy learning environment is a credit to teacher Yousif Adawi, one of 22,000 UNRWA education staff who are responsible for teaching almost half a million Palestine refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank.
The operation of UNRWA schools is only possible thanks to the generous support of donors, the largest of which is the Government of the United States.
Yousif’s example is not just special because of the enthusiasm for learning in his classroom, but also because of his efforts to motivate children living in poverty and struggling with social pressures. Each day, teachers like Yousif bring happiness and hope to hundreds of thousands of refugee children. This is his story.
Watch the video featuring some of the teachers making a difference in the lives of Palestine refugee students, including Yousif Adawi.