UNRWA Education in Emergencies programme helps ensure that Palestine refugee children and youth continue to access their right to quality education even in times of emergency.
In Syria, young Palestine refugee students have been especially vulnerable to the effects of the war. For many UNRWA students, the war caused a disruption in their education. Children have been uprooted from their homes and hundreds of thousands have been traumatized and are in need of psychosocial support. To respond to these students’ needs, UNRWA had to do things differently. We delivered education in alternative ways, through self-learning materials, interactive learning games, educational videos and safe learning spaces. We expanded psychosocial support to children through additional counsellors and teacher training, and also promoted stronger community engagement. All children, despite where they live, deserve a quality education and the ability to succeed.
Your Gift of Success can help ensure that UNRWA’s school doors remain open for Palestine refugee children. Their success is our success.
“There was no water, no food, no shelter to keep warm.” Shahed, a Palestine refugee, grew up in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. In 2012, she lost her father. After her refugee camp was bombed, she was not able to leave the camp. “During these difficult times, with the support of UNRWA, I continued to go to school. That was the only thing I wanted.” She was elected by her peers to the student parliament. “I decided to make my voice heard,” explains Shahed. For Shahed, her UNRWA school prepared her for success in the future. She is currently studying in France. “In the future, I hope to be a pharmacist.”
Your Gift of Success has the power to support young women like Shahed reach their potential. Thousands of Palestine refugee children graduate from UNRWA schools each year with the hope of a brighter future. Their success is our success.