Support from the Government of Japan Employs 400 Teachers
02 May 2018
UNRWA is committed to the provision of quality, inclusive, and equitable education to Palestine refugee children and youth. The conflict in Syria has rendered 70 per cent of UNRWA schools inoperable. In spite of this, UNRWA provides an education to more than 47,000 children in 104 UNRWA schools. As the only United Nations direct implementation agency, UNRWA employs 1,800 teachers inside the country.
This is made possible by donors like the Government of Japan, whose donation to the 2017 Regional Emergency Appeal for Syria allows UNRWA to pay the salaries of almost 400 teaching staff.
Bayan, a student at the UNRWA school in Husseiniyeh, dreams of becoming an Arabic teacher. “Education is super important for girls because it gives us prospects for the future,” she says.