© 2016 Asia Education Summit
10 March 2016
More than 500 education practitioners, policymakers, academics, government officials, UN staff and representatives from 22 countries gathered from 24 to 26 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Asia Education Summit to share their creativity, experience and innovative strategies on how best to reach millions of...
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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 illness. In Gaza, which has seen three...
Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza,  Bo Schack, opening the new Sa’d al-Abdallah al-Sabah building at the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School with the UNRWA Chief of the Education Programme, Faird Abu Athra, and UNRWA Chief Area Officer of Rafah, Dr. Yousef Mousa. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam
01 March 2016
Through generous support from the Kuwaiti Development Fund through the Islamic Development Bank, UNRWA opened the new Sa’d al-Abduallah al-Sabah building in the UNRWA Ibin Sina Elementary Boys School in Rafah, southern Gaza
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01 March 2016
During ceremony to honour Palestinian scholarship graduates, Palestine refugee students thanked His Excellency Seiichi Otsuka, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, for the significant Japanese contribution to the Scholarship Fund
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Youngwoo Kim, Country Director of the KOICA Palestine Office, and Matthias Burchard, Acting Director of the Department of External Relations and Communications at UNRWA, signed an agreement on 26 February confirming Korea’s contribution of US$ 447,996 to UNRWA in support of the Agency’s technical and vocational education and training programme in Gaza. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Leslie Yun
26 February 2016
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement with UNRWA earlier today, pledging US$ 447,996 in support of the UNRWA technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme in the Gaza Strip
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Moaaz Abu Daher, a Palestine refugee student at an UNRWA school in Gaza. Moaaz believes his disability will never hinder him in completing his studies. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Ibrahim Yaghi
23 February 2016
The UNRWA Inclusive Education Policy reaffirms the Agency’s commitment to the realization of the universal right of all children to an education. Inclusive education is an important pillar of the UNRWA Education Programme in Gaza and is closely linked to its Disability Programme
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo by Shafiq Fahed
18 February 2016
Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and UNRWA renewed their 2010 Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthens the fruitful collaboration between the two organizations for the benefit of UNRWA students. Through the MOU, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel will provide UNRWA with education tools and resources to be used by...
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09 February 2016
UNRWA and the Islamic Development Bank inaugurated the UNRWA Qalqilya Basic Girls’ School in Qalqilya, located in the northern West Bank
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Members of the delegation from the Qatar Development Fund engage with UNRWA students during their visit to the UNRWA al-Fakhoora school in North Gaza on 2 February. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Tamer Hamam.
03 February 2016
Following a generous donation of approximately US$ 4.6 million by the Qatar-based Al Fakhoora, a programme of Education Above All Foundation, to UNRWA to undertake maintenance and repair activities across 43 UNRWA schools in Gaza, a delegation from the Qatar Development Fund paid a visit to the UNRWA Al Fakhoora...
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UNRWA provides humanitarian assistance to up to 430,000 refugees and regular services such as primary health care and education for up to 450,000 refugees in Syria. The majority of refugees currently live in accessible areas, while approximately 47,000 reside in areas such as Yarmouk, Qudsaya,...