EU supports access to education for Palestinian children with disabilities in Lebanon

May 29, 2017
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted last week a ceremony at Deir Qassi School in Saida, Lebanon to recognise the support that the EU has provided to Palestine refugee children living with a disability in Lebanon.

The support for the school’s disabled access was achieved through the project: Education, Training and Employment Support for Palestine Refugee Youth in Lebanon that was financed by the EU with a grant of nearly EUR 9 million.

UNRWA is working with EU’s support to improve opportunities for children and youth and implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The EU-funded project will allow five UNRWA schools across Lebanon to be accessible for physically disabled students, through the installation of ramps, elevators and wheelchair-accessible restrooms and classrooms.

It has also improved the quality of educational and supportive services provided to Palestine refugee children and youth in UNRWA schools in Lebanon, as well as the quality of technical and vocational education and training to Palestine refugee youth in Lebanon.

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EU Neighbours – Lebanon

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