Education at your fingertips - Back to School 2022 in the West Bank

29 August 2022

Meet Bara’a and Ala’a! They are Palestine refugee students at the UNRWA Jerusalem School in occupied East Jerusalem. The tablets they received helped them stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was very difficult for us to study and communicate with teachers and friends during the COVID-19 period. After we got this tablet, we felt a big difference! It’s very important and useful to us. We downloaded Teams and Zoom, as well as other educational tools to communicate with our teachers if we needed anything,” said Ala’a.  


The UNRWA Digital Learning Platform (DLP), launched in 2021, provides remote learning resources to more than 550,000 Palestine refugee students like Bara’a and Ala’a. This interactive platform is the sole supplementary source of UNRWA learning materials. From tutorials to interactive games and apps, all content on the DLP is designed to UNESCO teaching standards and vetted to provide tailored learning solutions based on student’s location, grade and level.